The project of upgrading 14 trains for 70 carriages that have been operating on line 1 of the Metro since the 1980s was included in the NSRF funding by decision of the Ministry of Development and Investments. The total cost of the project amounts to 94.19 million euros. The projects include the renovation of the substations in Faliro and Heraklion as well as the hiring of a Technical Consultant.
Let us remind you that the STASY tender (which is the contracting authority) is at an advanced stage with the Spanish CAF having been announced as the temporary contractor of the project. With this project, the 14 trains of the 8th reception will be renovated which began to operate gradually in the two years 1984-1985 and today are in a particularly bad condition, both visually and functionally as they will have a new interior, air conditioning, screens, new E/M systems while the trains will be accessible to disabled passengers. If we have no delays the project contract can be signed within the year.
A Bridge project
Essentially, this project starts with the funds of the NSRF 2014-2020, but it is planned to be completed as a bridge project under the new NSRF 2021-2027. The total eligible expenditure for this period amounts to 12.3 million euros.
In this first funding period, the works estimated to be carried out are the delivery of a real-scale model of a representative train vehicle and the related services of the Technical Consultant for the works mentioned above.
The rest of the vehicles and trains, the sub-project of the traction of substations upgrade as well as the remaining work of the Technical Consultant, will be the subject of Phase B 2021-2027. The duration of the projects was estimated at 34 months from the signing of the contract. On the assumption that the project will be signed in 2022, then all the trains will have been modernized by 2025. Beside the overall deadline, there will be a partial delivery of the trains. The first “new” train will be delivered in 19 months (570 days) from the day of signing the contract, another four in 25 months, and another five in 30 months. The last four will be delivered by the end of the contract. Renovation work is expected to take place at facilities within the country.
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