Thessaloniki Metro System

Thessaloniki Metro System
SDG Obiettivi di sviluppo sostenibile
Climate action Climate action
Sustainable cities & communities Sustainable cities & communities

The Thessaloniki metropolitan railway comprises of a single 16.8 km line running throughout the city.

The project consists of an approx. 9.6km-long line (the central section of the new line), which passes underground, below the main road arteries and the city centre.

The scope of the project covers the design, construction, supply and installation of the equipment, commissioning, maintenance of the Project, supply of spare parts and training of the Thessaloniki Metro personnel. The Project includes an underground two-track line of approximately 9,6km each, bored using the NATM method along 120m, as well as two (2) TBM/EPB along 13,6km with an excavated cross-section of approximately 30m², also using the Cut and Cover method along 1,1km. Moreover, it includes thirteen (13) modern centre platform, Stations with their shafts, one (1) forestation, two (2) underground crossovers for future extensions, one (1) Depot covering a surface of 50,000 square meters with the Operation Control Centre (OCC) and the Administration Building, as well as all the E/M and railway systems including rolling stock formed of eighteen (18) ultra-automatic and state-of-the-art, fully air-conditioned trains.

The new line will be completely automated, with no operators, with an attendant onboard the train, with a transport capacity of 18,000 passengers per hour in each direction and a frequency of 90 seconds at peak times

I numeri dell’opera

Total economic value

€ 1,104 million

Technical data


600,000 m³


2,460,000 m³


180,000 m2


Advantages and benefits of the work

Co2 emissions avoided per year


Passenger capacity expected per hour


Cars taken off the road per day