The Athens Municipal Council is expected to approve a Memorandum of Cooperation for the implementation of the Metro Line 4 construction project at its regular meeting today.
Attiko Metro is entering the final stretch for Line 4 as the Municipality of Athens, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, ATTIKO METRO SA and ANAPLASI ATHENS SA will jointly sign a Memorandum of Cooperation.
It should be noted that the commissioning of the 4th metro line will directly affect the functioning of the city, significantly contribute to the overall improvement of the quality of the environment and the life of citizens in general.
By 2030, the first section of Line 4 of the Attiko Metro is estimated to serve at least 341,000 passengers per day.
Line 4 will stretch to Pagrati and Vyronas, then connect the areas of Psychiko, Chalandri, Marousi, Pefki, Likovrisi, after which it will continue westward to Nea Ionia, New Philadelphia and Agios Anargyros, and end in Petroupoli.
It is expected that the project, in addition to creating new jobs, will improve the state of the environment.
The first section of the Veikos-Goudi Lesopark line was designed to serve the many densely populated areas of Athens. Four new stations will be built in the city center (Exarchia, Akadimia, Kolonaki, Evagelismos). The metro line will facilitate the unloading of the existing central stations, as well as provide communication with many important facilities and institutions, such as hospitals, educational institutions, etc.
Once the metro is put into operation, traffic is expected to decline as around 53,000 vehicles per day will be restricted. The new line will reduce the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere by 318 tons. As part of the construction program, landscaping work is envisaged that will decorate Athens.
The memorandum of cooperation concerns section A of line 4 (Veikos-Gudi Grove), about 13 km long and with fifteen metro stations:
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