The construction works for the Raul Doamnei – Eroilor (Line 5) and the Bazilescu Park – Straulesti (Line 4) of Bucharest Metro will be completed at the end of next year, stated Catalin Homor, the general manager of Bucharest metro operator Metrorex, cited in Mediafax.
The construction works of the structural frame of Bucharest’s metro line Line 5 between Raul Doamnei – Eroilor have reached a completion level of 70%, Homor added. In the case of Line 4 the project completion level is 50%.
Metrorex short and medium term infrastructure plans are related to the construction of three new lines (V, VI, VII) and the extension of the existing ones (III and IV). Over EUR 7 billion are expected to be invested by Metrorex in infrastructure projects until 2020.
Currently, the underground manager focuses on six large infrastructure projects:
– Line 5: Drumul Taberei – Universitate and Universitate – Pantelimon sections
– Line 6: Unerground network connection with Henri Coandă – Otopeni Airport
– Line 4: Străuleşti Lake – Gara de Nord – Gara Progresu
– Line 7: Voluntari – Bragadiru
– Line 3: (Anghel Saligny – Preciziei), Păcii – and Centura de Vest extention
– Line 2: ( Berceni – Pipera), Pipera – Tunari section.
Section 1 Drumul Taberei – Universitate
Estimated project value: EUR 623.5 Million (+ VAT)
Length of route: 9,035 km
Section 2 Universitate – Pantelimon
Estimated project value: EUR 828.33 Million + VAT
Length of route: 9,2 km
Stations: 12, one depot
Extension to Domnesti suburban area (2028)
[/double_paragraph][double_paragraph] In 2011, construction works for Line 5 were
launched. The two section line will be 18 km
long and will have 25 stations.
Line 5 is financed under two financing
contracts signed with the European
Investment Bank in 2009 and 2011, which is
providing around 50% from the investment
financing, and the remaining to be financed
is needed to be provided by the state budget.
The project “Metro Line V, Raul Doamnei –
Eroilor, including Valea Ialomitei” was also
included in 2013 on the Sectoral Operational
Programme Transport (SOP-T) 2007 – 2013,
Indicative List of Major Projects. [/double_paragraph] [/row]
[row][double_paragraph]Lot 1.1. Râul Doamnei – Operă
Contractor: Astaldi (Italy), FCC (Spain), Delta ACM and AB Construct (Romania) consortium
Contract signed in 2011; in October 2014, an additional contract of EUR 12 million was awarded to
the consortium for additional construction works.
Total length: 6223 m
Contract value: EUR 215 million [/double_paragraph][double_paragraph] Lot 1.2. Valea Ialomiței Station, Depot and Station. Structural frame.
Contractor: Max Bogl Germany – Max Boegl Romania consortium
Contract signed on 15 April 2011
Total length: 1005 m
Stations: 1, one depot
Contract value: EUR 51 million[/double_paragraph] [/row]
In June 2014, Metrorex, launched a EUR 190 million open tender for underground railway and construction works, automatic fare collection, construction and building installation works on Metro
Line 5, Section I Drumul Taberei – Universitate, segment 1 Raul Doamnei – Eroilor (PS Opera) and
Section II Universitate – Pantelimon. Segment 1 – Valea Ialomitei station, depot and connection
tunnel. Running track works, third rail and contact wire.
[row][double_paragraph]Gara de Nord – Gara Progresu section
Length: 15 km
Estimated project value: 1,008 Million (+
VAT) [/double_paragraph][double_paragraph] Extension Laminorului – Lac Străuleşti
Length: 2.10 km/no. stations: 2, depot, multimodal
terminal and a Park & Ride
Estimated project value : EUR 150 Million (+VAT)
Extension to Buftea and Mogosoaia suburban area
(2026) [/double_paragraph] [/row]
In July 2012, the Swiss State for Economic Affairs (SECO) approved the final project Proposal
“Pre-Feasibility Study and Feasibility Study for construction of Metro Line 4 (M4) extension Gara de Nord – Gara Progresul” and in 2013 a financial agreement was signed. The total budget of the project amounts to CHF 10 million (excluding VAT), out of which CHF 8.5 million represents the maximum Swiss contribution, and the local co-financing amounts to CHF 1.5 million. The two studies are also complemented by a multimodal motion study focusing on the surface impact of the planned Line 4 extension and security studies related to the potential increase of traffic on the line.
In 2012, Metrorex and Astaldi led consortium, formed of Somet, TIAB, UTI Construction & Facility Management, signed a EUR 157.5 million contract for construction works for Parc Bazilescu – Lac Străuleşti section extension. The contract includes all works necessary for the extension of the underground line, section 2 of Line IV with two new stations, tunneling structure works (1.3 km), the structure of the two stations (Laminorului and Lac Străuleşti), underground depot, multimodal terminal and a Park & Ride, as well as the main equipment with necessary installations for the transport of passengers on the new section.