EC asks clarifications on the costs and routing of the subway line to Bucharest’s main international airport
The European Commission has sent a letter to the Romanian officials asking them for certain clarifications related to the costs and routing of the subway line project to the international “Henri Coanda”/Otopeni airport in Bucharest (tap line 6), informs zf.ro.
It seems that the EC is having some doubts on the routing of the future subway line. More precisely, the European officials want to know why the starting point of this upcoming subway line is not the Victoriei Square tube station and why an overland route has been chosen from the existing 1 Mai station passing through Romexpo.
Other EC’s puzzles referred to the underestimate of the investment needed to build this subway line to Otopeni, but also the overestimate of the passenger’s traffic flow.
In December last year, the Transport Ministry announced that the request for funding of the M6 subway line to the International Airport Henri Coanda had been accepted by the European Commission.
The new subway line is estimated to have a length of 14.2 km and 12 subway stations, while the total project value is EUR 1,391,634,272. The metro line is to provide transport capacity for 50,000 passengers per hour.
The Connection 6 (M6) is currently under designing and the environment agreement was issued in October 2017. The Transport Authorities have also announced that the tender for the execution of works could take place in early 2018.