Four international consortia interested in Athens metro expansion

Athens' metro system. Credit: S-F/Shutterstock.
Athens' metro system. Credit: S-F/Shutterstock.

Expressions of interest has been complete for the expansion of Athens’ metro with four joint-ventures putting their names forward.

The interested firms have been revealed as the following:

  • GEK Terna, Vinci and Siemens
  • J&P Avax, Ghella and Alstom
  • Aktor, Ansaldo and Hitachi Rail
  • FCC, Archirodon and Mytilineos.

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A statement on operator Attiko metro’s website said that the shortlist signals the start of the implementation of the Athens metro Line 4.

The future Line 4 in the Greek capital is one of the biggest infrastructure projects in the European Union.

The contract for Section A of the project is understood to be worth €1.45 billion. It covers the boring of 10km of double-track tunnel and the supply and commissioning of up to 18 automated train-sets, amongst other work.

The work is expected to begin in 2019 and run through to 2026.

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