July 14, 2024

Athens News

News in English from Greece

Explosion at the construction site of a new metro line


On Saturday evening 25/05, unknown persons set fire to two excavators with Molotov cocktails located in the area where work is underway on the construction of the metro station in Galati. The criminals immobilized the security guard and then fled the scene.


In particular, two men approached the work site on Parnitos Street and, having tied up a 34-year-old security guard, threw Molotov cocktails at the cars, causing material damage to the vehicle cabins. Let us remind you that after completion of the work, metro line 4 will serve traffic from Galati to Gudi.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esP-EGn-86U

According to AVAX, the first kilometer has already been laid. That is, 20% of a specific site has been built as part of the largest public project carried out in Greece today. The first section of Line 4 is designed to serve many of Athens' densely populated areas. Four new stations will be built in the city center (Exarchia, Akadimias, Kolonaki, Evagelismos). The metro line will help relieve congestion at existing central metro stations, and will also provide connections to many important facilities and institutions, such as hospitals, educational institutions, etc.

Once the metro is operational, traffic is expected to decrease as approximately 53,000 vehicles per day will be restricted. The new line will reduce the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere by 318 tons. The construction program includes landscaping works that will beautify Athens. Earlier it was reported that citizens will have to wait at least eight years for the metro to open.

According to AVAX, the first kilometer has already been laid. That is, 20% of a specific site has been built as part of the largest public project carried out in Greece today. The first section of Line 4 is designed to serve many of Athens' densely populated areas. Four new stations will be built in the city center (Exarchia, Akadimias, Kolonaki, Evagelismos). The metro line will help relieve congestion at existing central metro stations, and will also provide connections to many important facilities and institutions, such as hospitals, educational institutions, etc.

Once the metro is operational, traffic is expected to decrease as approximately 53,000 vehicles per day will be restricted. The new line will reduce the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere by 318 tons. The construction program includes landscaping works that will beautify Athens. Earlier it was reported that citizens will have to wait at least eight years for the metro to open.



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