The works on the subway line 5 that will link Drumul Taberei District to the Bucharest’s center will be over at the end of April next year, the Romanian Transport minister announced in Parliament on Thursday, as quoted by Digi24.
However, Bucharesters will be able to actually use the metro on that line at the end of June 2018.
The line being extended, Metro Line 5, has a length of 6.7 km, and includes 10 metro stations as well as a depot at its western end. Each train will have six cars and are expected to travel at speeds of up to 80 km/h.
Metro line 5 represents the fifth metro corridor in Bucharest, and is increasing the total length of the network from 69 km to about 76 km.
The project created an estimated 48 jobs during the implementation process, and 1, 200 new jobs upon completion.
The total project value is over EUR 480 million.
In July last year, the European Commission (EC) approved a financial contribution of EUR 170 million grant funds for major changes in “Bucharest subway line 5 line 5 project, Raul Doamnei – Eroilor (PS Opera) section, including Valea Ialomitei.