Dimitar Vuchev, City Council Member at Sofia Municipality, reported that The Sofia metro turned 25 years old. Back in 1998, it started with 6.4 km long and had five metro stations to reach today’s 52 km with 47 metro stations.
The subway is the fastest and truly eco-friendly transport in the city. In addition, this is one of the most complex and, at the same time, the most undisputed infrastructure projects in Bulgaria in recent decades.
Despite the lack of stability in the country in 2023. the construction of another 9 km of the new metro network is pending. With this, more than half a million people will use the subway daily.
The Bulgarian caretaker administration agreed on additional financing of up to 30 million levs ($16.3 million/15.3 million euro) to make it possible for Line 3 of the Sofia metro system to be partially built on December 15, 2022. This will improve capacity.
In a news statement on Wednesday, the government noted that in addition to being utilised for platform barrier doors, communication systems, and traffic control and management systems, these can also be used for technical design, supply, installation, and commissioning.
The construction of a 217 million levs segment of Line 3 was officially launched in March by Metropolitan, the municipally owned company that runs Sofia’s metro system. Using Siemens’ traffic control and safety technologies, two of the 12-km line’s 12 stations are already built and operational.
Beginning in 2021, the eastern part of Sofia’s Slatina district and Tsarigradsko Shose boulevard will be connected by a new 5.67-km segment of the city’s metro system. The Metropolitan tender has a total value of 530 million levs.
The Sofia metro system will grow from 52 km of tracks and 47 stations to 61 km of trails and 56 stations when the final two lots are finished by 2025.