Bulgaria launched the modernisation of Sofia’s Iskar station

The General Director of the National Railway Infrastructure Company, Krassimir Papukchiyski, has inaugurated the modernisation of Iskar station, which is part of the largest transport node in Eastern Sofia, situated on country’s TEN-T network. The project is carried out under the “Reconstruction of the suburban complexes of Poduyane, Iskar and Kazichane,” programme.
“The renovation and reconstruction of the railway stations and hubs is of great importance for the overall image of rail transport in the country,” Papukchiyski said.
The project envisages reconstruction of interior, the modernization and rehabilitation of the existing building in order to improve its technical and operational characteristics. The scope of the project includes the complete reconstruction of the entire infrastructure of the station.
Also, the auxiliary technological buildings and facilities are to be modernised with the introduction with new energy-efficient, high-tech modern installations, electrical, heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and fire alarm systems.
The reconstruction of Iskar railway station is funded by the ERDF through the Operational Program “Transport and Transport Infrastructure” 2014-2020. The value of the construction contract is BGN 1.21 million (EUR 620 thousand).
In May 2019, the Ministry of Transport has announced the commencement of a comprehensive station modernisation plan which includes Iskar, Karnobat and Nova Zagora stations and the construction of entirely new stations in Obelya and Kostenets.

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