A EUR 97 million grant was approved by the European Commission for the acquisition of new metro trainsets. They will run on Bucharest Metro Line 2.
The project is called “Improving Transport Services on Metro Line 2, Berceni-Pipera” and provides technical interventions and works on the M2 metro line, the acquisition of metro trains and the reconstruction of the substructure of rail tracks, as well as the electrical and sanitary infrastructure of along the 19 km underground line of Metro Line 2.
Thus, commuters and passengers will benefit from safer and faster travel. The project will be funded with EUR 97 million through the Cohesion Funds, and the total eligible cost is nearly EUR 115 million.
This new financing comes less than two months after the approval of the allocation of more than EUR 517 million for the construction of Bucharest Metro Line 6 (1 Mai-Tokyo), which will connect the city with Henri Coanda International Airport.
European co-financing through the Large Infrastructure Operational Programme (LIOP) is designed to build a six-kilometer section of the Metro Line, out of a total of over 14 kilometers of the entire M6 Metro Line (Gara de Nord – Henri Coanda Otopeni Airport) in Bucharest. This will ensure connection to the M4 Metro Line (Gara de Nord – Lacul Straulesti).