The project involves the rail connection of Lavrio city and port with the existing suburban line from Koropi Railway Station, totalling 32 km. The line will accommodate two (2) railway stations (Markopoulo R.S. and R.S. of Lavrio Port) and five (5) stops (Kalyvia, Keratea, Daskalio, Thoriko, Kyprianou).
From the existing Station of Koropi until the new stop of Thorikos a double-track railway line is planned, equipped with electrification (trolley wire OCS) and signalling, and the maximum design speed is ≤ 120 km/h.
In the last section, from Thorikos Railway Stop to Lavrio Port Railway Station, the following are provided:
- Single-track railway line, equipped with signalling and electrification (trolley wire OCS), with a speed of ≤ 50 km/h, running inside Lavrio city on the existing metric-gauge line until Lavrio Port; the line will be embedded when required inside the urban fabric of Lavrio.
- Within the context of the performance of an Environmental Impact Study, there is an alternative alignment of a single-track line running on the coastal zone. Along its entire length on the coastal zone, the line will run at the minimum possible distance from Lavrio Avenue.
Finally, the project planning provides for a Terminal Station up the coastal road (in the old factory area) with a 250 m long bypass and two platforms on either side of the lines. As things stand at present, there is no plan to build a station inside the area of Lavrio Port Authority, as there is no respective commitment between LPA and OSE / GAIAOSE.
ERGOSE has performed Phase A of studies (reconnaissance studies) and the Technical Council promotes the provision of assistance to ERGOSE to perform all required preliminary studies, so as to tender the construction project either as a “design-build” project or through a Public-Private Partnership.
The project is included in the Operational Programme “Transport Infrastructures, Environment and Sustainable Development 2014-2020”; it has also been proposed for implementation under the Junker package.
Project cost estimate: 160 million Euros