40 minutes by train from northern to southern Bucharest
Passengers will travel by train from Gara de Nord railway station to Progresu railway station in just 40 minutes, as of February 2017, following a EUR 200,000 investment in Bucharest’s rail infrastructure, said on Monday the Minister of Transport Sorin Buse.
“The cost of a one way ticket will be of RON 4.4 and one could reach from north to south Bucharest in 40 minutes, including the stops in the railway stations. The interval between trains will be of 15 minutes, even more often is required,” Buse said.
The train will connect north and south Bucharest with stops in the railway stations of Bragadiru, Chiajna and Domnesti, i.e. 30 kilometres and 16 stations, of which seven already exist.
“We are talking about 600,000 inhabitants in these areas which will be able to use the train,” the minister added.
The second stage of the project will involve a EUR 5 million investment and aims to connect the railway ring to the underground stations of Preciziei and Berceni, having as deadline next year. A third stage will target to complete the Bucharest railway ring in the east, following an investment of EUR 15 million and having as deadline 2018.