Athens Metro Line 4 entered a new phase this week after the Municipality of Athens announced that it would be proceeding with landscaping works after the completion of the project.
The municipality and the Greek Environment Ministry signed a memorandum of cooperation (MoC) on Monday which foresees among others planting 2,000 trees and the reinstallation of urban infrastructure once the project is completed. The MoC sets out the terms and conditions of the project in efforts to create the least possible inconvenience to city residents and visitors.
Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis said “the most important project in the country was underway; a project that the next generations will be grateful for”.
Athens metro U-shaped Line 4: 38.2 km with 35 stations
Athens Metro Line 4 will span 38.2km and cover the needs of at least 341,000 commuters daily by 2030 through 35 stations.
The ambitious project is aimed at:
– decongesting densely populated areas in the Greek capital such as Veikou- Galatsi, Kypseli, Kessariani, Ilissia, Zografou, and Goudi
– complementing existing lines in Athens with three new stations: Exarchia, Academia, and Kolonaki
– servicing important city locations such as hospitals and universities
– increasing the metro network with crossover stations and decongesting existing central Metro stations.
Budgeted at 1.2 billion euros, the construction of Metro Line 4 has been undertaken by French multinational rolling stock manufacturer Alstom SA.