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DESCRIPTION
Sofia has a typical medieval urban shape. The city centre is characterized by narrow streets; it's connected with the suburbs by some main radials, supported by ring roads. Because of the increasing of private motorization, in the last decades the streets congestion had a constant increase; this was one of the main reasons for the construction of a modern metro system, integrating the existing tram network.
Sofia metro line M1 opened in 1998 (Slivnitsa Boulevard-Konstantin Velichkov Boulevard section), with further extensions in 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2009, 2012 and 2015 (to the airport and Sofia Business Park).
Line M2 opened on August 2012 (Obelya-James Bourchier, with an intermediate stop at the railway station); it was extended on July 2016 (James Bourchier-Vitosha).
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
HISTORY
datesection nameline
28-01-1998Slivnitsa-Konstantin VelichkovM1
17-09-1999Konstantin Velichkov-OpalchenskaM1
31-10-2000Opalchenska-SerdikaM1
20-04-2003Slivnitsa - ObelyaM1
08-05-2009Serdika-Vasil Levski Stadium-Mladost 1M1
08-09-2009Serdika-Vasil Levski StadiumM1
25-04-2012Mladost 1-Tsarigradsko ShosseM1
02-04-2015Tsarigradsko Shosse-Sofia Letishte/AirportM1
08-05-2015Mladost 1-Business Park SofiaM1
31-08-2012Obelya-James BourchierM2
02-04-2015Tsarigradsko Shose-Letishte/AirportM1
08-05-2015Mladost 1-Business Park SofiaM1
20-07-2016James Bourchier-VitoshaM2
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
TECHNICAL DATA
Single line length (Km)
M1:28
M2:12
Single line stops
M1:23
M2:12
Single line avg. distance (km)
M1:1.3
M2:1.1
Total track length (km)
40
Total network stops
34
Avg. stop net distance (km)
1.15
Type
steel wheels
Current/Voltage
825 V DC from third rail
Guide/gauge
standard gauge rails (1435 mm)
Vehicles builder
METROWAGONMASH
Model
81-717/714,81-740/741 (Rusich)
Operator
METROPOLITAN-SOFIA JSC
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
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