First railcars for Thessaloniki metro arrive from Italy


The first four railcars to be used in the new Thessaloniki metro system arrived in Greece’s northern port city on Wednesday.

The railcars were transported by truck from Hitachi Rail Italy’s manufacturing plant in Reggio Calabria, southern Italy.

They will be assembled and positioned on the tracks, before being unveiled on Thursday.

Test runs on the much-delayed metro system are scheduled to begin this summer.

The Thessaloniki metro system, with 13 stations and trains that will run without drivers, is expected to be fully operational in 2020.