Infrastructure works complete on Athens Metro Network project

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Alstom, a French rolling stock manufacturer, has completed infrastructure works for six stations on the Haidari-Piraeus extension of Line 3 of Greece’s Athens metro network. As a member of the Avax-Ghella-Alstom consortium, the company has already delivered the first three commercial stations. They will be operational in July 2020.

Alstom is involved in the project’s traction power design, supply, and installation, which includes the third rail, medium voltage supply, and low voltage distribution. The project also included updating the software in the 76 existing technical rooms on Lines 2 and 3.

Alstom also used it’s Iconis urban mobility supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) solution for power supply. The company is also expanding the Automatic Train Supervision (ATS) system, which is based on the Iconis platform. This will help to cover the entire network of Attiko Metro lines 2 and 3.

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Athens metro network Line 3’s seamless and faster transportation service

Line 3 of the Athens metro network now connects the Port of Piraeus to the center of Athens and other major transportation hubs. They include Airport and the Central Railway Station. Additionally, Piraeus Port will connect to Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport in just 55 minutes. The line will serve over 130,000 passengers per day, transforming Piraeus Station into the region’s largest transportation hub.

“Alstom remains to offer modern mobility solutions for Greece’s Athens metro network. This is evident from the work we have done for the past 40 years,” said Stavros Vlachos, MD of Alstom Greece. “This Metro Line 3 extension is critical because it provides more seamless and faster transportation service. This is from Athens International Airport to the Port of Piraeus.”

Iconis has optimized urban transportation performance in over 20 countries over its 30-year history. These include France, Switzerland, Italy, Canada, and India. Furthermore, Iconis is a control center solution made up of modules that address various products. These include ATS, SCADA, and Integrated Control and Security Centre (ICS or ICSC).