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Lafarge Holcim provides concrete for Athens public transport project

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Upcoming improvements to the Athens public transport network will transform the lives of thousands of Greeks. The newly integrated transport network will connect metro lines and redesigned bus routes to sea and air connections. The Line 3 Metro extension with six new stations is one of the plan’s most important pieces.

Modern public transport for sustainable mobility

The new Line 3 metro is scheduled to be completed in 2022. By then, 27 new stations will help transport 140 000 passengers daily. The first three stations were inaugurated in July this year as part of Athens’ Line 3 metro extension – a €730 million investment in an area faced with intense road traffic and a shortage of public transport services. The three new stations are expected to serve 63 000 passengers daily, connecting Piraeus port – the largest port in the country and one of the most important distribution hubs in Europe – with Athens’ city centre and with the Eleftherios Venizelos international airport. The new metro line will also help take an estimated 11 000 cars off the road, which corresponds to 120 fewer tons of CO2 per day.

Lafarge Holcim’s HERACLES Group teams have provided support to the project, as well as 80 000 m3 of high-quality concrete. The material contributions include innovative, tailor-made solutions, such as a foam concrete for lightweight fill construction. This customised product simulates the soil behaviour before the real excavation begins. Around 7000 m3 of this tailor-made and new cellular concrete was used to fill a 125 m tunnel section that allowed safe excavation while at the same time contributing to the overall project efficiency.

Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/europe-cis/09092020/lafarge-holcim-provides-concrete-for-athens-public-transport-project/

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