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Thessaloniki Metro to expand to the NW suburbs with a new line extension

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INTRAKAT undertakes the works for the preliminary works of the expansion of the Thessaloniki Metro to the north-west of the city. The competition, which has been in progress since the Fall of 2019, is nearing its completion, marking the start of the third Metro project for the city.

Attiko Metro, awarded the tender in favor of INTRAKAT, which reduced the proposed amount of the project by 27.03%. It is to be reminded that the auction took place on October 10, 2019. The cost of the project amounts to 18.6 million euros (amount with VAT, amount without VAT 15 million euros).

INTRAKAT is now required to provide up-to-date, where necessary, supporting documents and then to be audited. Then the pre-contractual audit will be completed with the submission of the contract for approval by the Court of Auditors and then the signatures will “fall” to start the project.

Its duration is estimated at 24 months from the signing of the contract. According to rough calculations, if the project starts in the summer, then it will be possible to complete it (without calculating any delays), in the middle of 2023.

What the project includes

The object of the project is the elaboration of the required studies, the execution of the archeological works, the exploratory works of the utility networks, the works of traffic bypasses and other required works in the areas of the project of the northwestern extension of the Thessaloniki Metro. The object also includes the expansion area of ​​the Pylaia depot, as its further development is considered critical for the proper operation of the network.

The Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport and Attiko Metro are planning the third major Metro project of the Metro network in Thessaloniki, which concerns a new line in the north-west of the city. It will start from the “New Railway Station” terminal.

The new expansion

This is an extension that serves the municipalities of “Ampelokipi – Menemeni”, “Kordelio – Evosmos”, “Pavlou Mela” and “Neapolis – Sykeon”. The extension includes 9 new underground stations with the same characteristics of the main line, ie with a length of about 60 meters and a central dock. The stations foreseen after the New Railway Station are: EPTALOFOS, MENEMENI, KORDELIO, EVOSMOS, ILIOUPOLI, STAVROUPOLI, POLICHNI, NEAPOLI.

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