Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

EU support for development of key Greek rail link

Creation date: February 22, 2013

The European Union will support with a €1 million grant from the TEN-T Programme the last remaining studies necessary to complete the important Athens to Thessaloniki rail link in Greece. The studies will focus on two stretches of 2.3 km and 3 km respectively on the rail section linking Athens main railway station to the town of Aharnes.


The project, which was selected for funding under the 2011 TEN-T Annual Call, concerns alignment, hydraulic and structural studies whose completion will allow the construction phase to begin. This phase will comprise the construction of a first 2.3 km underground stretch leaving Athens main rail station, as well as a new 3 km double-track stretch bypassing the centre of Aharnes municipality.


The project set to be completed by the end of 2014.


For more information, please consult the project's page!