March 1, 2012 / 3:31 PM / 5 years ago

Alstom-Avax consortium wins Athens metro project

ATHENS, March 1 (Reuters) - A consortium including France's Alstom Transport, Greek contractor J.P. Avax and Italy's Ghella Spa was awarded a 515 million euro ($688.92 million) contract to expand the Athens subway, it said in a statement on Thursday.

The consortium will build a 7.6 kilometre subway line to the port of Piraeus, which is expected to be completed by 2017. (Reporting by George Georgiopoulos)

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