The legal tender for the construction of the West Attica segment of the urban railroad will be published in the next two weeks, Transport & Infrastructure Minister Kostas Karamanlis told Skai FM on Wednesday.
At a cost of 125 million euros, the line will be funded entirely by the EU’s Recovery & Resilience Fund (RRF), and add tracks that begin at Ano Liossia and terminate at Megara.
A second railway project for which the legal tender will be published by year’s end is the extension of Metro Line 3 (blue line) by another three new stations – Palatiani, Ilion and Agios Nikolaos – covering 4 km and serving an additional 51,000 passengers daily. This project ties in with the construction of the future Metro Line 4, which has already begun, noted Karamanlis. This will be fnded by NSRF and costs a total of 650 million euros.
Finally, the tender for a third major transport project, which the minister said “has been discussed for decades,” will also be announced soon: the West Egaleo ring road, which will decongest the region. This is a project that will go far as the Old National Motorway, featuring three overhead junctions at Schisto, the Skaramanga residential area and the Skaramanga shipyards, west of Athens.