Design contract for Bucharest Line 5 extension signed

metro Line 5 Metrorex, the Bucharest metro operator and a consortium of 3TI Progetti Italia – Ingegneria Integrata, SWS Engineering, Coding and Metrans Engineering signed a technical assistance and design contract for the Eroilor-Iancului metro extension, part of the metro Line 5.

RON 47.2 million (EUR 9.54 million) including VTA is the total value of the contract which e contract is expected to be completed within 60 months.

The contract was signed in the presence of the representatives of the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration, and the Ministry of Transport.

RON 84.12 million (EUR 17 million) is the total value of the project of which RON 57.2 million (EUR 11.56 million) is the European Union co-financing through the Cohesion Fund, under the Large Infrastructure Operational Programme (LIOP).

“This is an important contract for Metrorex and Bucharest citizens. I have asked the contractors to make every effort is need so they can finish before the contractual term even if they will have to work in several shifts. I am sure that they will find the newest and best solutions so that the discomfort created to the citizens is as small as possible,” Ionel Scrioșteanu, the Secretary of State of the Ministry of Transport said.

The Eroilor-Iancului metro extension will be 4.5 km-long and will be served by six stations (Hasdeu, Cismigiu, Universitate, Calea Mosilor, Traian and Piata Iancului).

The new section is the extension of the Line 5 opened in September 2020 which will link Drumul Taberei and Pantelimon districts through Eroilor (PS Opera), Universitate and Piata Iancului.  The extension will provide transport connection with the exiting Line 4 from the Central Station to Progresu Station, with the Line 2 between Berceni and Pipera districts and with Line 1 linking Dristor and Pantelimon.

Following the implementation, the project will meet the specific objectives of the priority axis on the optimisation of urban mobility in Bucharest and its metropolitan area and the development of the TEN-T.

The Line 5 is linking the Romanian capital on the Western-Eastern axis, between Drumul Taberei district and Pantelimon, near the National Stadium. It also provides a direct connection between these two districts and the city centre. The metro Line 5 is constructed into three phases. The first one Râul Doamnei – Eroilor 2 which was opened last year, the Eroilor 2 – Piața Iancului and the Piața Iancului – Pantelimon. After its completion, Line 5 will be 16 km-long served by 22 stations.

The metro system of Bucharest comprises 77 km with 63 stations and six train depots.

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