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Line 2 of the Thessaloniki Metro, also known as the Kalamaria Extension (Greek: Επέκταση Καλαμαριάς), is a deep-level underground rapid transit line in Thessaloniki, Greece, connecting N. Sid. Stathmos in the west with Mikra in the south-east. The section of the line between Neos Sidirodromikos Stathmos and 25 Martiou stations is set to open in 2020, with the rest of the line becoming operational in 2021.[1] Venizelou and Aghia Sofia stations will become operational in 2023 and 2021, respectively.[1] Of the line's 16 stations, 11 are also stops for Thessaloniki Metro's Line 1, as they will share tunnels.[2]

To N. Sid. Stathmos / Mikra
Προς Ν. Σιδ. Σταθμό / Μίκρα
Overview
TypeDeep Level
SystemThessaloniki Metro
StatusUnder construction
TerminiN. Sid. Stathmos
Mikra
Stations16 under construction
29 (with extensions)
Colour on mapBlue
Operation
Planned openingIn stages between 2020 and 2021
Depot(s)Pylaia depot (Line 1)
Rolling stockAnsaldoBreda Driverless Metro
Technical
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification750 V DC
Route map

N. Sid. Stathmos Line 1 (Thessaloniki Metro) Hellenic Railways Organisation Park and ride
Papegeorgiou Hospital
Efkarpia
possible future
Polihni
Omonia
Stravroupoli
Evosmos
possible future
Aghia Varvara
Kordelio
Menemeni
Neapoli
Eptalofos
N. Sid. Stathmos Line 1 (Thessaloniki Metro) Hellenic Railways Organisation Park and ride
Dimokratias
Venizelou
Aghia Sofia
Sintrivani/Ekthesi
Panepistimio Park and ride
Papafi
Efklidi
Fleming
Analipseos
25 Martiou
Line 1 (Thessaloniki Metro)
Nomarhia
Kalamaria
Aretsou
Nea Krini
Mikra
planned extension
planned extension
Anotera Scholi Polemou
IKEA
Geoponiki Scholi
Makedonia Airport Macedonia Airport

Construction costs for the line (between Nomarhia and Mikra) are set at €518 million ($584 million).[3]

Line 2 is to be extended further, with an eastern extension towards Macedonia International Airport (4 stations) and a loop extension in the west (9 stations).[4] A priority for Attiko Metro, the company overseeing construction, is the western extension. This is so as to provide access to the metro to working class suburbs, since the airport will be serviced by a 10-minute shuttle bus to Mikra, the eastern terminus of Line 2.[2] Originally the two extensions were to be separate lines, but they were merged into a single circular line in 2018.[5]

StationsEdit

 
Topographic map of the line.
Thessaloniki Metro Line 2 Stations[4]
# Name Opening
date[1]
Connections
English Greek
1 N. Sid. Stathmos Ν. Σιδ. Σταθμός 2020   Line 1, Proastiakos,
and Hellenic Railways
2 Dimokratias Δημοκρατίας 2020   Line 1
3 Venizelou Βενιζέλου 2023
4 Aghia Sofia Αγία Σοφία 2021
5 Sintrivani/Ekthesi Σιντριβάνι/Έκθεση 2020
6 Panepistimio Πανεπιστήμιο 2020
7 Papafi Παπάφη 2020
8 Efklidi Ευκλείδη 2020
9 Fleming Φλέμιγκ 2020
10 Analipseos Αναλήψεως 2020
11 25 Martiou 25ης Μαρτίου 2020
12 Nomarhia Νομαρχία 2021 none
13 Kalamaria Καλαμαριά 2021
14 Aretsou Aρετσού 2021
15 Nea Krini Νέα Κρήνη 2021
16 Mikra Μίκρα 2021 Shuttle to Airport[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Μετρό Θεσσαλονίκης: Ανατροπή με λειτουργία το 2020 σε όλη τη γραμμή από το Νέο Σιδηροδρομικό Σταθμό μέχρι Νέα Ελβετία - ypodomes.com". www.ypodomes.com (in Greek). Retrieved 2018-12-29.
  2. ^ a b c "Η Συνέντευξη τoυ Γιάννη Μυλόπουλου για το Μετρό Θεσσαλονίκης" [Giannis Mylopoulos' interview about the Thessaloniki Metro]. www.ypodomes.gr. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  3. ^ Attiko Metro A.E. "Funding". www.ametro.gr. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  4. ^ a b Attiko Metro A.E. "Thessaloniki Metro Map". www.ametro.gr. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  5. ^ Attiko Metro A.E. "Extensions". www.ametro.gr. Retrieved 10 August 2018. To this end, ATTIKO METRO S.A. is designing and suggesting a solution combining both individual extensions into a circular line of a unified form.

See alsoEdit