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TheTA (GR)

TheTA (GR)

Thessaloniki is the second largest city in Greece and the capital of Regional Unity of Thessaloniki which comprises 14 municipalities.

Passenger transport in the Regional Unity of Thessaloniki is currently solely served by buses. Over the next years significant changes in the city’s passenger transport system are anticipated as a new METRO system, currently under construction, will be operational. Moreover, urban sea transport and a tram network are pursued for development.

Being the public authority responsible for decision making on urban public passenger transport within the Regional Unity of Thessaloniki, ThePTA tries to adopt modern tools and practices aiming at the creation of a new vision for Thessaloniki’s public transport services.

By joining Polis, TheTA aims to benefit from cooperation and exchange of knowledge, experience and best practices with other members through active participation in research and development projects. TheTA’s areas of interest include:

  • promotion of safe, efficient, integrated and sustainable mobility by setting and pursuing quantified targets for the monitoring, evaluation and continuous adaptation of our SUMP
  • introduction of innovative technologies in existing public transport services providing a virtual link between infrastructure, vehicles and passengers
  • enhancement of network infrastructure.


  • Member Type: Full Member
  • Management Committee: No
General Information
  • Land area: 3,686 km²
  • Total population: 1,110,312 inhabitants
  • Population density: 301.49 inhabitants/km²
Road network length
  • Motorways: 100 km
  • Main roads: 400 km
  • Secondary roads: 600 km
  • Cycling network: NA
Traffic volume
  • Traffic volume: 2,400,000 daily trips
Public transport
  • Metro: 14.38 km (under construction)
  • Tram: NA
  • Bus: NA
Modal split
  • Car: 61 %
  • Public transport: 24 %
  • Cycling: 1 %
  • Walking: 4 %
  • Other 10 %

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