The Minister of Infrastructure and Transport revealed that it is already on track for implementation.
For undergrounding her tunnel her Heliopolis and the Suburban of Western Attica informed the Parliament o Minister of Infrastructure and TransportK. Kostas Karamanlisin the context of parliamentary control.
Mr. Karamanlis emphasized that the undergrounding her tunnel her Heliopolis is one of the absolutely necessary projectsin order not to become Athens inaccessible city in the future. He noted that the upgrade her traffic capacity her Vouliagmeni Avenue will secure access to Greek and will act as alternative choice for citizens moving from northern Attica towards the southern suburbswith a complete bypass of the center.
THE Minister infrastructure and Transportation explained that the upgrade she will succeed with full leveling of nodes her Vouliagmeni Avenuewith parallel demotion as it is technically called – without affecting the existing one Metro line and its possible extensions. “Because we believe in this project, we achieved the inclusion of its maturation studies in the PDE, for the Programming Period 2021-2027”, he emphasized.
Mr. Karamanlis stated that the physical object of studies required for project maturation includes:
– Her construction of a 3 km urban tunnel which connects her Hymetto perimeter with the Vouliagmenis Avenue.
-Upgrading its traffic capacity Perimetriki Hymettos from its hub Catechist to the tunnel entrance.
-And the upgrade of its traffic capacity Vouliagmenis Avenueof an avenue that is already saturated.
The preparation of studies for this project will be carried out mainly with a very fast process, which will be included in Convention – Framework for the provision of services Technical Advisor of the administration, explained Mr. Karamanlis.
“This is a lot great study. We already have it in our planning”, he underlined and emphasized that: “In Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport we work a lot with her model design and construction to speed up the procedures”.
“We asked the investor in Elliniko to take over the cost of the study”
Mr. Karamanlis therefore revealed some thoughts to run the procedure with an even bigger one speed.
“If we do it with her procedure which exists in Greek State, we will do three years and more for it to mature”, he pointed out and stated that: “We often think outside the box. to contact him investor, with the Lambda Developmentand we have asked them to consider very seriously that they undertake it cost her of study”.
Mr. Karamanlis stated that the relevant is currently in progress negotiation and stated that he would update it Public when he will have news.
He commented that neither Public nor the private investor they had predicted that by making one of this size regeneration will show up circulative load in the area and access should be provided both by road and by Public transport.
Mr. Karamanlis pointed out that her work undergrounding of her tunnel Heliopolis is a technician very difficult taskwhich however has entered into implementation trajectory.
The West Attica Suburban will arrive in Megara
As regards to Suburban of Western AtticaMr. Karamanlis emphasized that its Government New Republic enlisted him in the Recovery Fund and noted that the goal is to auction the project – through it OSE– within the summer.
Please note that this is a new one commuter rail line36 km long, which will start from Ano Liosia, will pass through White Tower, her Eleusis and will terminate at Megara, also utilizing the old metric line, which has been out of service for some time now 15 years.
Mr. Karamanlis informed the Parliament that the project of extending the “Liosia-Megara” railway line up to the oldest Megara Railway Stationthat is, within the settlement.
“THE OSE in the project under auction he has provided for it with an option. We are simply auctioning in the first phase the first piece for which we already have an environmental permit licensing’, explained.
Said extension is approx 3 kilometersand along its entire length that runs within the existing railway corridor of the old metric railway line to Peloponnese.
Mr. Karamanlis even informed the Parliament that OSE has drawn up the relevant environmental study and will post it in the environmental register in the near future.
“Not only do we not inconvenience the residents of Megaron, but we are upgrading – even more – the area”, he emphasized.
“The project will reach and serve the Megara, because it would be like a broken egg to make a suburban train that does not serve the center of a growing and highly populated area”, explained Mr. Karamanlis.
As far as pipelines are concerned, the Minister of Infrastructure and Transport he reminded that the previous Government had done nothing and had not found funding, while the current Government is democratic and has secured funding and a specific schedule.
He confirmed that the applicable Environmental Impact Study it doesn’t include the new white goods pipelines, adding that “that’s why we went to ELPE and we asked that the studies be done by them, in order to gain time”. He also noted that OSE advance the solution of the environmental licensing of the project by ELPE S.A.
Regarding the opposition’s request for a double line, Mr. Karamanlis pointed out that: “H technology has progressed. The calculation of the capacity of the single line with electrified wires Desiro, i.e. the wires that in the title Suburban, defines routes with 72 trains per day, which is considered extremely sufficient.”
He also explained that: “The reason there is no double line is because we will be stuck with the many expropriations. Which means the project will be stuck or not done. And secondly, technology enables us with a single line to have adequate routes».
Mr. Karamanlis he also commented that: “We are in 2022, we are not in 1975. THE railroad has changed. We will have 72 trains the day from scratch today. If we go with the solution of making a double railway line, I guarantee you that the project would never be done”.
THE Minister of Infrastructure and Transport also pointed out that the Recovery Fund has very tight margins, which means that this project will have to be completed by 2026, otherwise the whole program is at risk.
The train returns to Western Attica after 15 years
Mr. Karamanlis he also mentioned that the project design foresees the possibility of future doubling in the department Liosia-Elefsinasince there it has been established that it exists sufficient space.
On the other hand, however, in the department Elefsina – Megara the limits of expropriation are non-existent not limited, non-existent, and it is not possible to doubling her line.
“In an area where 15 years he had no train, the train comes back and comes back in a way, that will serve hundreds of thousands of citizens“, emphasized Mr. Karamanlis and added: “This project, which has been discussed for years, is not just entered into implementation trajectory (we are not talking theoretically), it is auctioned with secured financing. Because that’s what she does Government, this is what this Ministry does. He does not come to draw a pencil on the map and say that he will do the works. But it comes with a specific design and secured financing”.
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