GREECE: Tram connection to port of Piraeus to launch next month

Tram Piraeus

A tram connection to port of Piraeus is set to launch next month.

Municipal technical teams have already completed the structural work and transport authorities are only awaiting the go-ahead from town planning authorities. Several test runs have taken place since January this year.

Deputy Infrastructure Minister Giorgos Karagiannis has said the service would launch next month.

The contract for the 5.4-kilometer route was signed in 2013. The line connecting the centre of the capital to Greece’s biggest port was scheduled to launch two years later. 

25 new trams are being added to the existing fleet, with most serving the expansion to Piraeus.