Construction work at the tunnels of Thessaloniki’s unfinished metro resumed on Monday after four years of inaction due to legal and financial problems, the company and the Infrastructure ministry announced.
Infrastructure Minister Christos Spirtzis inaugurated the operation of the first Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) named “Hercules” at the main section of the tunnels while “Aktor,” the second TBM will resume operation in April. “Hercules” is covering 10 meters per day.
Giannis Milopoulos, the president of the company responsible for overseeing the construction project, Attiko Metro, and construction company “Aktor” estimate work will be completed by 2020. On his side, Spirtzis said the ministry has already signed a contract to conduct archaeological work at the site worth 25 million euros which will start very soon.
Source: ANA MPA