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Sofia inaugurates airport metro extension

Sofia metro line extension to the airport was inaugurated today. The new section is 5 km long and has 4 stations: Drujba, Iskarsko Shose, Sofia Sveta Gora and Sofia Airport.

“We continue to expand the underground network under Operational Program Transport and Transport Infrastructure 2014 – 2020, said Transport Minister Moskovski. “Financing of the most difficult section along the line from Yanko Sakazov Blvd. to Krasno Selo residential area has already been planned. The section will provide the connection with two other lines and will service several busy areas of the city. The value of the project is BGN 800 million and includes 7.2 km of new lines and 7 stations, as well as the construction of a depot in Krasno Selo and the purchase of 20 trains”, he added.

In the last programming period over BGN 1 billion were provided for the expansion of the first underground line and the complete construction of the second line, said the Transport Minister. He added that these funds were used to construct 17 new stations and 18 km of lines, and at the beginning of May some 2.7 km of lines and three stations are to be commissioned.

The project for the expansion of the underground – Lot 3 has a total value of BGN 407 million and some 215 millions of them have been provided under OPT 2007-2013. The project is divided into two Lots – Lot 1 that encompass the line from Tsarigradsko Shose Blvd. to Sofia Airport, and Lot 2 that encompasses the expansion to the Business Park in Mladost 3 residential area. The grant amounts to BGN 135 million and is provided under OPT 2007-2013 for the completion of Lot 1.

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