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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

EC asks for clarifications about Bucharest-airport subway line

The European Commission (EC) has asked in a letter for clarifications about the planned subway line that is to link Bucharest to the Otopeni airport (Line 6), namely about the route chosen for this line and the cost, local Ziarul Financiar reported.

The EC would want to know more about why the new line doesn’t start from Victoriei Square but from the existing 1 Mai station, which means a longer route.

Another aspect referred to by the European Commission is the underestimation of the investment for the construction of this metro line to Otopeni, but also the overestimation of passenger traffic. Local authorities estimated that the new line would require an investment of some EUR 1.3 billion (VAT included), and that it would ensure the transport capacity of 50,000 passengers per hour in each direction. The subway line 6 will have 14.2 kilometers and 12 stations.

2020 is the most recent deadline announced for the subway line connecting Bucharest to the Otopeni airport. Former transport minister Felix Stroe said in December last year that this new line would certainly be completed by 2020, when Romania will host matches of the European Football Championship. However, the deadline is very tight, as the Government hasn’t yet selected a contractor for this project. The construction work should start in the second half of 2018 and be completed in two years, which means that the metro line may not be ready by the start of EURO 2020.

The railway line connecting Gara de Nord, Bucharest’s main train station, to the Otopeni Airport is also to be ready in 2020, and not this year as it was first promised.

Romania asks for EC financing for subway line from Bucharest to airport

Irina Marica, [email protected]

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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

EC asks for clarifications about Bucharest-airport subway line

The European Commission (EC) has asked in a letter for clarifications about the planned subway line that is to link Bucharest to the Otopeni airport (Line 6), namely about the route chosen for this line and the cost, local Ziarul Financiar reported.

The EC would want to know more about why the new line doesn’t start from Victoriei Square but from the existing 1 Mai station, which means a longer route.

Another aspect referred to by the European Commission is the underestimation of the investment for the construction of this metro line to Otopeni, but also the overestimation of passenger traffic. Local authorities estimated that the new line would require an investment of some EUR 1.3 billion (VAT included), and that it would ensure the transport capacity of 50,000 passengers per hour in each direction. The subway line 6 will have 14.2 kilometers and 12 stations.

2020 is the most recent deadline announced for the subway line connecting Bucharest to the Otopeni airport. Former transport minister Felix Stroe said in December last year that this new line would certainly be completed by 2020, when Romania will host matches of the European Football Championship. However, the deadline is very tight, as the Government hasn’t yet selected a contractor for this project. The construction work should start in the second half of 2018 and be completed in two years, which means that the metro line may not be ready by the start of EURO 2020.

The railway line connecting Gara de Nord, Bucharest’s main train station, to the Otopeni Airport is also to be ready in 2020, and not this year as it was first promised.

Romania asks for EC financing for subway line from Bucharest to airport

Irina Marica, [email protected]

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