Athens Metro to Get 20 Metropolis Trains

Alstom, as part of a consortium, will deliver solutions for Metro Line 4 in Athens.

Alstom is responsible for providing the rolling stock, signalling and infrastructure solutions, a contract share valued at around 300 million euros. The other consortium partners are Avax and Ghella.

Alstom will supply 20 of its Metropolis trains in a four-car configuration. The signalling solution will be its Urbalis 400 driverless CBTC technology.

Phase 1 of Line 4 is a 12.8km line that will feature 15 stations. Not yet under construction, its current predicted opening date is 2028. Line 4, the ‘U-Line’ will connect the capital’s most populous neighbourhoods and will have transfer stations with Lines 2 and 3. Once the additional phase is built, Line 4 will measure 38km and have 35 stations.

The current contract covers Phase 1, which will connect Goudi to Alsos Veiku. In addition to providing the rolling stock and signalling solution, Alstom will also supply its Hesop energy-saving system and its Iconis security and control systems.