The goal of ERGOSE to modernize the country’s railway network was mentioned from the podium of the 2nd Thessaloniki Helexpo Forum by the President and CEO of the company, Christos Vinis.
According to Mr. Vinis, ERGOSE is forming a Regional Transport Hub Logistic, while he added that the signaling and installation of the relevant systems on the railway connection in Athens-Thessaloniki is completed and the route will be executed in three hours and a quarter.
The aim of the investment plan implemented is Greece, which has a modernized railway network, competing with neighboring countries, Mr. Vini returns, in the section “The completion of major transport and reception projects in Greece” and noting that in the last 24 years Production of railway projects “failed” in our country, with investments amounting to 5.5 billion euros, he added that “in the last 24 months, we will have produced railway projects worth 4 billion euros.”
He clarified that he is implementing the national strategic transport plan, which “co-formed by all governments”, have entered the implementation path of the projects: the tender process of the project that will complete the signaling systems and improvements on the Thessaloniki line to the border in Eidomeni, by the end of October there will be some for the readjustment of Thessaloniki-Promachonas sections and with electrification, through a competitive model of the competitive process, the planning for the direct connection of the 6th problem of the port of Thessaloniki with the central railway network, as well as the upgrade and creation of the suburb of Western Thessaloniki.
At the same time, as he said: “We are finally moving forward with the visionary work of the Egnatia railway that will connect Thessaloniki with Xanthi to the south and Alexandroupolis with Ormenio a little further north” and “thus we will close the connection with the rest of Europe of the railway network”, he clarified In addition, in its position it noted that the central planning is to complete the railway connection of the central ports of our country with the central railway network.
Among other things, he pointed out that ERGOSE’s investment plan included another 800 million euros for the readjustment of the railway network and noting that 500 million euros were auctioned from them, he expressed his belief that by the beginning of 2022 the other EUR 300 million.
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