Contract signed for the design of the extension of the metro line in Bucharest
Metrorex, the Bucharest metro operator and the 3TI Progetti Italia consortium – Ingegneria Integrata, SWS Engineering, Coding and Metrans Engineering have signed a technical assistance and design contract for the expansion of the Eroilor-Iancului metro, part of metro line 5.
47.2 million lei (9.54 million euros) is the total value of the contract, which is expected to be completed within 60 months.
The total cost of the project is 84.12 million lei (17 million euros), 57.2 million lei (11.56 million euros) of which is co-financed by the European Union through the Cohesion Fund under the Large Infrastructure Operational Program (LIOP), reports the railway magazine Railway Supply with reference to Metrorex.
The Eroilor-Iancului metro extension will be 4.5 km long and will be served by six stations (Hasdeu, Cismigiu, Universitate, Calea Mosilor, Traian and Piata Iancului).
The extension of the metro line will provide transport links with outgoing line 4 from the central station to Progresu station, line 2 between the Bercheni and Pipera districts and line 1 connecting Dristor and Pantelimon.
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Once implemented, the project will be in line with the specific objectives of the priority axis for optimizing urban mobility in Bucharest and its metropolitan area and the development of TEN-T.
The Bucharest metro system is 77 km long, with 63 stations and six train depots.
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