Athens Metro to Get 20 Metropolis Trains

Alstom, as part of a consortium, will deliver solutions for Metro Line 4 in Athens.

Alstom is responsible for providing the rolling stock, signalling and infrastructure solutions, a contract share valued at around 300 million euros. The other consortium partners are Avax and Ghella.

Alstom will supply 20 of its Metropolis trains in a four-car configuration. The signalling solution will be its Urbalis 400 driverless CBTC technology.

Phase 1 of Line 4 is a 12.8km line that will feature 15 stations. Not yet under construction, its current predicted opening date is 2028. Line 4, the ‘U-Line’ will connect the capital’s most populous neighbourhoods and will have transfer stations with Lines 2 and 3. Once the additional phase is built, Line 4 will measure 38km and have 35 stations.

The current contract covers Phase 1, which will connect Goudi to Alsos Veiku. In addition to providing the rolling stock and signalling solution, Alstom will also supply its Hesop energy-saving system and its Iconis security and control systems.

Gian Luca Erbacci, Senior Vice President, Alstom Europe, said:

“I am immensely proud that Alstom has been selected for the construction of the first section of Athens Metro Line 4. It is another step in Alstom’s long-standing presence and cooperation in Greece. Athens Metro Line 4 is one of the biggest turnkey projects in Europe, covering a comprehensive portfolio of rolling stock, signalling and infrastructure.”

Alstom was also involved in the construction of Lines 2 and 3 of the Athens Metro, which opened in 2000. The French company further helped deliver the Athens Suburban Railway and Metro Line 3 extension to Piraeus. The first three stations for this latter project were handed over in July 2020.

In September 2020 Alstom began delivering its Citadis X05 trams to Athens.

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