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HELLENIC RAILWAY ASSOCIATION S.A.

Rehabilitation of Athens-Lamia railway at K.P. 215 (Gorgopotamos)

Project Description

PROJECT Rehabilitation of Athens-Lamia railway at K.P. 215 (Gorgopotamos)
OWNER HELLENIC RAILWAY ASSOCIATION
MAIN CONTRACTOR EDRASIS – CH. PSALIDAS S.A.
GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION CONTRACTOR GEOCONSULT Ltd.
DATES OF GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION 1994

The project is located near the community of Gorgopotamos at a distance of 300 m W-SW of it and 200 m north of the famous bridge over Gorgopotamos river. The Athens-Lamia railway is crossing the area. In this area the ground is sloping steeply towards the river. A landslide developed progressively on this slope following heavy rainfall.

Geotechnical investigation consisting of 3 exploratory boreholes of 70 m total length, with the relevant laboratory tests and compilation of a factual and interpretive report. The railroad tracks’ rehabilitation and landslide stabilization works included 2 rows of large diameter piles along the toe of the landslide and 4 rows of micro piles in combination with jet-grouting on the crest of the landslide (area of railroad tracks).

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