EU support for development of key Greek rail link
Posted: 22 February 2013 | | No comments yet
The European Union will support with a €1 million grant from the TEN-T Programme…
The European Union will support with a €1 million grant from the TEN-T Programme the last remaining studies necessary to complete the important Athens to Thessaloniki rail link in Greece. The studies will focus on two stretches of 2.3 km and 3 km respectively on the rail section linking Athens main railway station to the town of Aharnes.
The project, which was selected for funding under the 2011 TEN-T Annual Call, concerns alignment, hydraulic and structural studies whose completion will allow the construction phase to begin. This phase will comprise the construction of a first 2.3 km underground stretch leaving Athens main rail station, as well as a new 3 km double-track stretch bypassing the centre of Aharnes municipality.
The project will be managed by the Trans-European Transport Network Executive Agency and is set to be completed by the end of 2014.
For more information: http://tentea.ec.europa.eu/en/ten-t_projects/ten-t_projects_by_country/greece/2011-el-93020-s.htm or e-mail: [email protected]