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Sofia opens 112.5 mln euro tender for subway expansion

Author Mario Tanev
Sofia opens 112.5 mln euro tender for subway expansion Author: Bulgarian transport ministry / All rights reserved.

SOFIA (Bulgaria), December 27 (SeeNews) - Metropolitan, the operator of Sofia subway network, said it has opened a 220 million levs ($124.6 million/112.5 million euro) tender for design and construction of a 3.06-km subway line with three stations.

The tender is divided into four lots, three of which envisaging the construction of a subway station, while the fourth providing for the construction of communications equipment and platform edge doors, Metropolitan said in a tender notice on Monday.

The new section will serve as an extension of the third line of the Sofia subway.

The first and second stages of the third line of the Sofia subway are due to become operational in 2020, after the initial deadline was extended several times.

Line three is planned to be 16km long, with 19 stations, running in east-west direction. When completed, it will increase the total length of Sofia subway network to 56 km of lines, with 53 stations.

(1 euro = 1.95583 levs)

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