New Station on Line 2 of Sofia Underground to be Opened on July 31

Business | March 2, 2016, Wednesday // 10:52|  views

The Vitosha station on line 2 of the underground in the Bulgarian capital will be opened on July 31.

This was announced by the mayor of Sofia, Yordanka Fandakova, who inspected the progress of construction of the new station on Tueday.

At present construction works have been completed at 75 %, daily Dnevnik informs.

The station is located in the Hladilnika neighbourhood, at the junction between Cherni vrah boulevard and Srebarna street, right next to the Paradise center mall.

It is an extension of the second line of the underground and is the next station after James Bourchier in Lozenets neighbourhood.

The length of the new section is 1.3 kilometres, with which Sofia will have more than 40 kilometres of underground rails.

With the opening of the new station, more than 20 000 people daily are expected to use the most ecological and modern public transport.

The station is expected to serve the people from the 120 residential and 25 office buildings nearby and to ease the traffic on the busy intersection.

The project cots EUR 21.7 M, with the price of a kilometre of underground rails being EUR 16.7 M, which is the cheapest in Europe

The movement of trams on Cherni vrah boulevard will be restored in July and the road lanes on the boulevard which are currently closed will be opened to road traffic.

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