Transport in Thessaloniki

Fraport spending for first 4 years up by 70 mln

In the first four years of its 40-year contract with the Greek state, Fraport Greece is planning to invest a sum of 400 million euros in the 14 regional airports it will take control of next month, according to the investment plan it released on Wednesday. The amount announced is 70 million euros higher than what the contract required.

Worker killed during construction of Thessaloniki metro

A worker at a construction site for the Thessaloniki metro was killed on Monday afternoon after the crane he was operating overturned and fell into an underground excavation area.

According to local reports, the worker, whose identity was not immediately disclosed, was aged around 50.

The accident took place at a metro construction site in the Kalamaria area of Thessaloniki.

Thessaloniki metro edges forward

The Iraklis (Hercules) tunnel boring machine, digging below the surface of Thessaloniki for the construction of the northern port city's metro system, Thursday reached Analipsi station, completing one of the twin tunnels on the central line. The line between Neos Sidirodromikos Stathmos and Nea Elvetia is expected to start operating by late 2020.

Some progress for Thessaloniki metro

The Iraklis (Hercules) tunnel boring machine, digging below the surface of Thessaloniki for the construction of the northern port city's metro system, Thursday reached Analipsi station, completing one of the twin tunnels on the central line. The line between Neos Sidirodromikos Stathmos and Nea Elvetia is expected to start operating by late 2020.

Unpaid Thessaloniki bus drivers warn of more strikes

After numerous transport disruptions in Thessaloniki, the union of bus drivers in the northern port city, OASTH, have warned they will take further industrial action if they do not receive October and November wages they are owed.

"If they don't pay us tomorrow, we won't have any money to buy our children milk," the union's president, Dimitris Tsermenidis, said on Monday.

New funds for metro works

The Economy Ministry has drafted its final list of 275 projects that remained incomplete after the end of the previous funding period in December 2015 and will be transferred to the current period (2014-20), absorbing 3.4 billion euros of European Union subsidies.

Their total budget comes to 5.1 billion euros, and the expenditure from the previous period reached 1.7 billion.

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