Thessaloniki is set to have a metro system by 2020, according to Yiannis Mylopoulos, chairman of Attiko Metro- the company implementing this project.
Speaking at a press conference for the 81st Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF), Mylopoulos announced that construction of the Venizelos station — which had stopped due to archaeological discoveries — will now begin in autumn.
According to Mylopoulos, the construction plans provide for the archaeological ruins and the Venizelos station to coexist. The company’s president added that the station will open in 2021 and showcase findings on a special platform resembling an open archaeological site.
Construction on the Thessaloniki metro, a 3.5-billion-euro project, originally began in 2006- the project, which is co-financed by the European Union, was originally expected to be completed in 2016.