At least 340,000 passengers will travel daily with the new metro, while 53,000 cars will be “off” the roads, which cars will carry the new project.
The transport map of Attica must change Metro Line 4. Citizens and contemporaries of the basin will have the possibility to move daily through an environmentally friendly metro system, safely and quickly.
With the completion of the construction of the first section, “Alsos Veikou – Goudi”, 340,000 passengers move on a daily basis, 53,000 cars “off” the roads and the distance Galatsi – Goudi will be covered in 17 minutes.
For the first section of Line 4 that will connect Also Veikou with Goudi, preliminary work is progressing, construction sites and brakes have been set up at stations, and the first meter is already at the Katehaki factory, where it will be assembled, to will begin its underground journey in Athens in early 2023, according to the planning of the Attica Metro and the contracting consortium AVAX-GHELLA-ALSTOM.
It is recalled that from Katehaki, one of the two subway lines that opened the first sections of Lines 2 and 3 of the Athens Metro started 28 years ago, in 1994. The second metropontika, which will be transferred to the construction site of Veikos, will begin its journey, at the end of spring 2023. meet” and dismantled in Frear Evangelismos having built 12.8 km of ready-made tunnel with 15 new underground stations. These are Alsos Veikou, Galatsi, Helikonos, Kypseli, Courts, Alexandras, Exarchia, Academy, Kolonaki, Evangelismos, Kaisariani, University Campus, Zografou, Ilisia, Goudi.
“Line 4 essentially changed the transport map of the capital” says the Minister of Infrastructure and Transport Kostas Karamanlis, who declares that “with determination and dedication we are moving forward to make this huge project for Athens a reality”.
Benefits of the Line
The section of Line 4 “Alsos Veikou – Goudi”, according to the current schedule, is estimated to be put into operation for the passenger public in 2029 and is designed to serve many densely populated areas of Lekanopedi, the center of Athens with the construction of four . new stations (Exarchia, Akadimia, Kolonaki, Evangelismos), the decongestion of existing central Metro stations from the ever-increasing demand of the passenger public, the service of many important buildings and facilities, such as Hospitals, Educational Polytechnics (such as the Courts, the National Treasury. the National Archaeological Museum, the Ministry of Culture, the School of Law of the E.K.P.A., the Benaki Museum (Koumpari building), the British Council, the University Campus, as well as the increase in the network of the existing Metro Lines with 2 stations. response (University/Academy, Evangelism).laughter (link to line 3).
Alsos Veikou – Campus will take 14 minutes, the Alsos Veikou – Courts route will take 5 minutes and the Alsos Veikou – Goudi route will take 17 minutes.
According to the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport and the Attica Metro, it is estimated that approximately 340,000 passengers per day will be moved with this project, 125,000 of whom are employees, while car journeys should be reduced by approximately 53,000 per day. A general and reduction of pollutants with the amount of CO2 that will not be released into the city’s atmosphere by passengers who will use the Metro instead of their car, which is estimated at 318 tons/day.
Among his projects are the upgrading of the areas and the value of real estate – shops and the contribution to culture by carrying out an archaeological survey of a total area of 45,000 sq.m., while the urban renewals at the 15 stations of Line 4 will be 85,000 sq.m. and 3,000 sq.m. tree plantings. During the construction of the project more than 5,000 new jobs will be created.
One of the studies and innovations that will be installed is the operation of automated doors on trains and platforms for the safety of passengers, as in the Thessaloniki Metro. This means that the trains will enter the station, the security gates that open together with the train doors will also stop. Technologically advanced signaling and train control system. Also, the trains that are without a driver, their operation will be controlled through the Control Center of Line 4, trains of modern aesthetics made of materials friendly to the environment, almost completely recyclable.
Overall design of Line 4
Finally, according to the overall planning of Line 4, after the completion of the first section, from this position the second section of Line 4 to Maroussi begins. The area will therefore be upgraded to a transportation hub with Lines 3 and 4 of the Metro connecting the northern and eastern suburbs of Athens and the center.
The next sections that will be under construction are the following:
Section B: Goudi-Marousi (9.6 km long and 8 stations)
Section C: Evangelismos-Ano Ilioupoli (4.1 km long and 3 stations)
Section D: Alsos Veikou-Petroupoli (7.5 km long and 6 stations)
Section E: Marousi-Ethniki Odos (4.4 km long and 3 stations)