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Thessaloniki Metro tunnelling completed

Attiko Metro has announced that all tunnelling has been completed for the Thessaloniki Metro in Greece.

The completion of the second tunnel in the Thessaloniki Metro extension to Kalamaria has been completed, marking an end to the tunnelling for the project.

Frixos’, the second TBM, arrived at 25 Martiou Station at the end of July. The project is now 80% of the way through the civil works.

Attiko Metro chairman Yannis Mylopoulos said: “Today is a great day for the Thessaloniki Metro Project. The completion of all tunnelling works in both lines, the Base Line and the Extension to Kalamaria, brings the Project closer to its termination.

“The connection of the tunnels at the Kalamaria Extension Line with the Base Line of Thessaloniki Metro coincides with the completion of the most difficult in technical terms, due to geological difficulties, the most time-consuming and the most expensive part of a Metro Project, which is the boring of underground tunnels.”

The overall project is set to cost €518M (£462M) and when complete will be 4.78km and have five new stations. It is expected to open in 2021. 

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