Agreement signed for tram line extension to Piraeus

Agreement signed for tram line extension to Piraeus : The construction firm Themeli and Attiko Metro SA have signed a contract for the extension of the tram line from the terminal at the Peace and Friendship Stadium in Faliro to the port of Piraeus, the development ministry announced on Monday.

Work on the project is due to begin in March and is due to be completed by February 2015.

The agreement, delayed by four years, was signed on Monday in the presence of Development, Infrastructure, Transport and Networks Minister Kostis Hatzidakis and Alternate Development Minister Stavros Kalogiannis, as well as Piraeus Mayor Vassilis Mihaloliakos, AMNA reported.

Once complete, the journey from the PFS to Piraeus will take roughly eight minutes and serve an estimated 35,000 passengers each day. The 5.4-kilometre extension will include 12 additional stops and the total budget has been reduced from 91 million euro to 61 million euro, with funding from the EU΄s National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) and the Attica 2007-2013 operational programme.

Piraeus tram

Source : http://english.capital.gr

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