With the contribution of the LIFE programme of the European Union - LIFE14 ENV/GR/000611

Thessaloniki Metro: TBMs are nearing the finishing line

Thessaloniki Metro’s TBMs (Tunnel Boring Machines) are expected to finish their underground journey by mid-February, John Milopoulos, Attiko Metro SA Chairman, said. “As we speak, the moles are digging the last part of the tunnel between Patrikios and Analipsi stations. Analipsi is the last station of the network. This was the most challenging and costly part of the project as we had to go as deep as 25-30 meters.”, he added.

In addition, the approval of the project plan of Venizelos station was co-signed by the mayor of Thessaloniki, the Ministry of Culture and Attiko Metro SA a week ago. In 2017, it is estimated that all stations are going to be completed apart from the stations of Aghia Sofia and Venizelos.

According to Mr. Milopoulos, there are going to be 3 more lines in the future; 2 to Evosmos-Menemeni and Neapoli-Stavroupoli and one extending from Kalamaria to the Airport.

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Start Date: 15 September 2015 – Duration: 35 months