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New Metro Stations in Athens

Two new stations on the Athens metro’s line 3 will soon be ready for use, Infrastructure, Transport and Networks Minister Dimitris Reppas announced on Wednesday. The station in Holargos is due to open in June, while that in Agia Paraskevi will be ready by September, he said.
In addition to the above, the minister announced that tenders for projects worth 10.3 billion euros are to be launched by the ministry up until 2012.
These will include a new line for the Athens metro system starting at Alsos Veikou, in the west Athens district of Galatsi, passing through Syntagma and areas on the slopes of Mount Hymettus in east Athens before doubling back to join line 3 in Katehaki and line 1 in Maroussi.
Another six stations, extensions of the line 2 in the southeast and west, may possibly be added to the network by March 2011 once the government has made a decision regarding what to do about the consortium that was awarded the contract for installing their electronic systems, in which Siemens was a participant. Once there is a final decision by the government, Reppas said, the stations of Ilioupolis, Argyroupolis and Elliniko in the southeast, and Peristeri, Anthoupolis and Haidari in the west will gradually be opened for use.
Reppas added that a further 7.4 billion euros had been secured from various programmes for use in building infrastructure and that priority will be given to areas outside major cities. As an example, he cited the tender for construction of the Karteri-Parga road and an airport in Kasteli.

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