Athens Metro Line 3 Extension Now Fully Operational

Alstom, as part of the Avax–Ghella–Alstom consortium, has completed infrastructure works across Attiko Metro’s Haidari-Piraeus Line 3 extension in Athens, Greece.

Athens Line 3 Extension - Piraeus National Theatre station with ancient artefacts.
Alstom has installed its long-standing Iconis urban mobility solution of supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) for power supply

Now fully operational, Line 3 is expected to serve 130,000 passengers every day and will reduce travel time between Port of Piraeus and Venizelos International Airport by 15 minutes.

Alstom’s scope for this project included design, supply and installation of the traction power – including a third rail, the medium voltage supply and the distribution of low voltage.

The rail manufacturer installed its Iconis urban mobility solution of supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) for power supply as part of the works. The 76 existing technical rooms on Lines 2 and 3 –already in operation – also received a software update.

The Haidari-Piraeus extension has a total of six stations, with the first three completed back in July 2020. With the opening of the three final stations, Alstom has extended the automatic train supervision (ATS) system, also based on the Iconis platform, to cover the whole of Lines 2 and 3.

This will enable online timetable management, automatic route setting and train identification across the network.

Stavros Vlachos, MD Alstom Greece, said:

“Alstom continues to provide modern mobility solutions for Greece, as we have done over the past 40 years.

“This Metro Line 3 extension is important as it offers passengers and tourists a seamless and faster transportation service travelling from Athens international airport to the Port of Piraeus.”

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