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Minister Moskovski: We have invested over BGN 17 M in the expansion of the depot of the Sofia Metro

16 January 2013 A+AA-

Over BGN 17 M had been invested in the expansion of the depot of the Sofia Metro and its repair plant. This was said by minister Moskovski during the inspectation of the depot and plant of the Sofia subway in the Obelya quarter of the Bulgarian capital together with Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova and municipally-owned Sofia Metropolitan company CEO Stoyan Bratoev.

Sofia residents can be proud of this new facility because it meets all EU requirements and safety norms Moskovski said adding that over 300 000 people using the Sofia Metro daily can feel its benefits.

“This year, Operational program “Transport” is showing excellent results again. This is the program with the best results”said minister Moskovski during the event. As part of the project including the expansion of the depot we also managed to build a 7 km metro line to buy 18 new trains and to modernize the existing depot of the Sofia Metropolitan he elaborated adding that the expansion was necessitated by the extension of the first metro line and the launch of the second line in 2012. More specifically the project included the construction of part of the second line of the Sofia Metro spanning 4 15 km with 4 metro stations between the Obelya quarter and the Nadezhda quarter as well as part of the first line between the Mladost 1 quarter and the Tsarigradsko Shose Blvd spanning 22 km with 2 metro stations

That is part of Phase III from the extension of the Sofia Metro which includes the construction of two sections of Line 1 from the Tsarigradsko Shose Blvd to Sofia International Airport already started and from the Mladost 1 quarter to Business Park Sofia The Sofia Metro Phase III project was approved for funding by the European Commission at the end of 2012.

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