Stage 3: Extensions of line 1 towards the Sofia Airport - lot 1 section "Tsarigradsko shose blvd.-Sofia Airport" and extension towards the ring road - lot 2 section "Mladost 1 RD- Business park in Mladost 4"
STAGE WAS APPROVED BY THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION IN ХІІ 2012 AND HAS STARTED IN THE FIRST PART OF 2013. COMPLETED: LOT 1 – 02.04.2015, LOT 2 – 08.05.2015
Construction of Stage III, Lot 1 - section "Tsarigradsko Shose blvd. - Sofia Airport" and Lot 2 - section "Mladost 1 - Business Park in Mladost 4" with a total length of 7.7 km and 7 metro stations is in process of implementation with funding from the OP "Transport" under Priority Axis 3 "Improvement of intermodality for passengers and freight transportation". Grant by the OP "Transport" amounts to 110 million euros, including 93 million Euros by the ERDF and 17 million Euros - national co-financing.
Stage III is a continuation of the first metro diameter from Tsarigradsko Shose boulevard through Druzhba RD to the Sofia Airport as well as the extension after MS Mladost I in Mladost I RD along Al. Malinov boulevard to the Business Park in Mladost 4. The section "Mladost 1 - Business Park Mladost 4" is underground with a length of 2.7 km and 3 metro stations. Section "Tsarigradsko Shose - Sofia Airport " is 5 km long with 4 stations, out of which 2 underground and 2 open - on overbridge and on the terrain level.
Fig. 10. Location and section of Lot 1 from Stage III in Drughba residential district
Fig. 11. shows the location and section of the route of Lot 1 towards the Sofia Airport
Fig. 12. shows the location and section of the route of Lot 2 under Al. Malinov blvd.
Fig. 13. Sofia Airport Metro Station
Fig. 14. shows the location and section of the route of Lot 2 to the Business Park
Fig. 15. View from the platform of Business Park metro station
Extension of Line 2 from MS James Bourchier to MS Vitosha
(Construction: 01.08.2014 – 20.07.2016)
On 1-st August 2014 has began the construction of the section of the extension of Line 2 of the metro from the metro station "James Boucher" along the Cherni Vrah boulevard up to Srebarna street. This section comprises of a route 1.3 km long and an underground metro station - with exits/entrances at the intersections on the Cherni Vrah boulevard with Henrik Ibsen, Srebarna and Filip Kutev streets (the later is the future Todor Kableshkov boulevard).
The value of the section amounts to EUR 21.9 mln and is implemented through the Operational Programme "Transport" into two phases: Phase 1 is in the Programming Period 2007-2013, and Phase 2 is in the Programming Period 2014-2020, as Sofia Municipality has provided advanced financing within the co-financing of the section.