Operational Programme on Transport and Transport Infrastructure 2014-2020

Minister Moskovski inspects the construction of the railway line in Septemvri - Plovdiv

17 April 2015

The traction substation in the town of Preslav will be completed by the end of June. It is part of the modernization project of the railway section Septemvri - Plovdiv. This was confirmed by the contractors during a meeting with the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Ivaylo Moskovski. The Minister continues the inspection s of the railway projects are being implemented with EU funds.

Minister Moskovski checked the construction works along all the lines of the project. He visited the railway stations in Kadievo, Ognyanovo and Pazardzhik and the adjacent railway infrastructure. The Minister asked the contractors for full mobilization during the active construction season and was adamant that he will not tolerate delays in deadlines or poor performance. Ivaylo Moskovski also visited the railway stations at Kazichene and Poduyane where now GSM-R towers are under construction. They are part of the telecommunication network that is being developed under the same project.

Minister Moskovski inspected the area near the railway station of Kableshkov where construction of Plovdiv Intermodal Terminal is to start. During the meeting with the project manager, the Minister committed to assist with the swift obtaining of the necessary permits. Immediately upon their receipt the construction of the terminal will be launched.

The project "Modernization of railway station Septemvri - Plovdiv, part of the Trans-European railway network" is worth more than 630 million levs. It is funded under the Operational Program "Transport" 2007-2013 and is divided into four Lots. Lot 1, which covers the route Septemvri - Pazardzhik has been completed at 40%. The progress on Lot 2 Pazardzhik - Stamboliyski is 28%, and Lot 3 Stambolijski - Plovdiv - 58%. The implementation of Lot 4, which includes the construction of signaling systems in the region from Plovdiv to Septemvri and telecommunication systems along the route from Sofia to Plovdiv, is at 47%.