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Old October 2nd, 2012, 10:30 PM   #161
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First pictures of a station on M5 line U/C - Academia Militara:














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Old October 4th, 2012, 02:46 PM   #162
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Any news regarding M6?
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According to the Metro Company, M6 should be ready by 2020, but no news about the tenders yet. They should be organized in 2015.

Also, the Metro Company announced they will tender M5 Lot 2 next year, and should be ready by 2016.

M5 Lot 1, currently U/C, should be completed by 2015.
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Old November 24th, 2012, 04:42 PM   #168
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Metro carries quarter of commuters in Bucharest, wants to reach half

November 23, 2012 11:23

The Bucharest metro company Metrorex transported over 89 million passengers in the first half of this year, after registering over 170 million passengers during the whole of 2011.

The Bucharest metro network, which is 33 years old, has 51 stations and 70 kilometers, covering only 3.7 percent of the entire public transport network in Bucharest.

The metro is however one of the preferred means of transport for commuters, as it takes over around a quarter of the passenger traffic within the public transport system. On average, 700,000 people use the metro daily.

With the planned expansions, the Bucharest metro company estimates it will carry around half of the commuters in Bucharest, while the length of the network will go up to 160 km.

The percentage of Bucharest commuters using the the metro system is, however, quite high.Less than 20 percent of commuters in London use the world’s oldest metro system, the London Underground, according to the UK’s Office for National Statistics.

The fourth metro line will be expanded with two new stations, Laminorului and Lac Străuleşti, with work already underway, while a new segment will be added to this line, between the North Railway Station and the Progresul railway.

The fifth metro line will come next, connecting Drumul Taberei to the downtown area, with work having already started.


The sixth line will connect the airport to the city, and the seventh will connect the West to the East of the city, from Bragadiru to Voluntari.
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Old November 27th, 2012, 03:51 PM   #169
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Drumul Taberei - Universitate subway segment to be completed in 2016; subway line to Otopeni to be opened in 2019 Tuesday,

November 27, 2012

Structural works on Universitate - Drumul Taberei subway segment, in Bucharest, are to be completed in 2015, and the project will be functional probably in 2016, Gabriel Mocanu, Metrorex investment manager, told AGERPRES.

'Works on this segment will be ready, at the structure level, in 2015. In 2016, it will start operating, with passengers. If we move faster and also have financing it is likely to open it even in 2015', Metrorex representative pointed out, during a visit to the construction site in Drumul Taberei, occasioned by the anniversary of 33 years since the first subway line was inaugurated in Bucharest.

He stressed that, physically, the works on this segment are delayed by about ten months, of which only a month because of the constructor's fault, the problems being caused by moving utilities, problems with expropriation, but also the lack of funds, the works being almost threatened by a blockage.

'We hope to have those about 500 million lei necessary to the works next year. Since January, we will start digging with two milling machines and, until then, the due bills of the constructors will be also paid. I can not tell what is their value because we negotiate with the constructors to reach a deal ', Gabriel Mocanu explained.

The new CEO of Metrorex, Aurel Radu, said that, in 2016, the other segment of Line 5 will be ready, Universitate - Pantelimon, whose work will start next year and, in 2019, the subway line will be inaugurated, to International Airport Henri Coanda - Otopeni, as well as Parc Bazilescu - Lacul Straulesti segment on Gara de Nord - Lac Straulescu line.

The Bucharest subway celebrated on Monday 33 years since the opening of the first segment, Semanatoarea - Timpuri Noi, which started operating on November 19, 1979.

Bucharest subway network has a total length of 70 kilometers, is divided into four lines, 51 stations and three depots.

Although it covers only 3.7 percent of the entire length of Bucharest public transport network, the subway takes on average between 20 and 25 percent of the total volume of passengers who use public transport means.

The city of Bucharest was among the top 60 cities in the world to introduce underground transport.

Throughout its history, the subway has carried over 4.4 billion passengers.

Currently, underground traffic is carried out by a network of four main lines, totaling nearly 70 km of double track and 51 stations, Bucharest subway being placed in the top half of the most developed and modern underground networks in the world; on average, in a working day, more than 700,000 passengers use the subway.

Metro Line 4, in the near horizon, will be extended with another two stations: Laminorului and Lac Straulesti and, in the future, with Gara de Nord - Gara Progresul segment.

Subway Line 5 will come next (Drumul Taberei - Universitate - Pantelimon), Subway Line 6, the link between Bucharest City subway network and Henri Coanda Otopeni Airport on the route Gara de Nord - 1 Mai - Henri Coanda Airport and Subway Line 7 ( Bragadiru - Rahova - Piata Unirii - Mosilor - Obor - Colentina - Voluntari).

Metrorex estimates that the total length of the subway network will reach some 160 km of double track, and the percentage of passengers who will use the subway will account for over 50 percent of the total number of passengers using the public transportation means in the city of Bucharest.
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According to the Metro Company, M6 should be ready by 2020, but no news about the tenders yet. They should be organized in 2015.

Also, the Metro Company announced they will tender M5 Lot 2 next year, and should be ready by 2016.

M5 Lot 1, currently U/C, should be completed by 2015.
So is it true that the construction of M5 is facing some very serious delays and that the new date for DT-Centre is around 2018? What does this mean for the Lot to towards the east of the city? Does this mean that the M6, M7 and M8 lines are left for the uncertain bright future?
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work on M5 was supposedly suspended on February 20 due to financial difficulties:

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Just 2 days ago the goverment has approved an emergency ordinance which allows the allocation of an extra 100milion RON to financing the M5 line. Works had been stopped for almost 2 months now, but not officially. The extra money should allow for another half-year of works, until an expected budget recalculation in the summer. It is not certain if there will be more funds available after that, though.

At this moment, the project looks like this: one station structure almost completed (Academia Militara station), the rest of the stations only have the outer walls cast, with no excavations. Due to this, the 2 TBMs that are ready for launching, will have to wait a few more month, until the structure of first station towards Drumul Taberei will be completed. There is still a long way to go. The works on the station towards the centre, Eroilor 2, which features a link to the M1 and M3, haven't even begun . The new, unofficial deadline is sometime in 2016 for the structure works.

Still, we still need to tender the finishing works + electrical equipment and other works in order to finish the current stretch of M5. So 2017 is the earliest ralistic deadline, but most likely, 2018. In the meanwhile, steps have been taken towards preparing the rest of the M5. A tender for Eroilor-Iancului section is expected to take place at the end of the year.

As for the other lines... The extension of the M4 to Straulesti stations+train depot (2 extra stations) is ready to begin works, but lacks funding. The M6, on the other hand is uncertain, the tender should have started until now, but there is no news yet. You should forget about M7 and M8 in this decade, there no money and insufficient traffic to justify them.
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Thank you for the update. This looks like a difficult time for the Bucharest Metro expansion operations. I hope funding is secured to finish M5 this decade.
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It does seem a bit bleak, but let's not forget that this is the first new line built from scratch since the fall of comunism in '89. And it is a very large chunk of the network built at once, with no possibility of partial openings. The assumed deadline was a tad optimistic from the start, especially taking into account the crisis and the impending loan repaiments to the IMF. With all this into account, I still believe 2018 is a sure deadline for the Raul Doamnei - Eroilor stretch of M5. Probably the M4 extension as well. And by then we should have works in progress on the central portion of M5, which will dramatically improve service to the centre and connections with the entire network.

There is another potential problem in the future. Recently there have been talks about transfering the metro company - Metrorex, from the Ministry of Transportation's jurisdiction to the Bucharest municipality. Which barely has funds for it's own projects, and the current mayor is a lousy manager of the transportation service (and everything else, actually), causing much of it's fleet fall into disrepair
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Voi merge la Tokyo în 2019.w_w
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Wow, a subway station called Tokyo!!
Incidentally, has the Henri Coanda Airport a train station with services to Gara de Nord?
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Because of the credit line that is provided by Japan
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It does (sort of). It's a small train platform, without any rain shelter, where trains bound for Urziceni stop at. But it's at 1-2km away from the airport, and it requires switching to a minibus (included in the fare) to reach the airport. The service is pretty much pathetic, trains run at 1 hour or more, and it takes 45-50 minutes for a trip from the Gara de Nord station to the aiport, because of the poor state of the M700 traintracks. It's actually faster by bus (line 780), if you avoid the rush hours.

By the way, that map is wrong in one aspect: there will be no such station named Depoul Straulesti. The depot is right next to the side of the station, there is no ned for another stop. Besides, the line is lined up for a future extention all the way to Mogosoaia village.
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Good news lately for the subway in Bucharest! Funding has been assured for the M5 for the next few months, and works are resuming slowly up to last year's fast pace . The first three stations into Drumul Taberei neighbourhood already have workers on them. As soon as the first station from Academiei is close to completion, in a few months, the TBMs should start advancing.

Also, unexpectedly, works on the M4 extention are underway, while noone was aware of it . For the moment, the depot at the end of the line, near Straulesti station is under construction, near the end of the perimeter casting phase. The beggining of construction on the two stations is still uncertain, though.
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Still, we still need to tender the finishing works + electrical equipment and other works in order to finish the current stretch of M5.
Hi,

I've got one question - the cost of construction of the first stretch of line 5 is very cheap in comparison to other metro constructions (per km). How did Metrorex receive such a good result?

The current contract with consortium of FCC, Astaldi and Romanian companies isn't for whole completion of the first section (construction works, rebuilding of infrastructure and streets, fitting electrical equipment, finishing the station decor, tests)?
If not - what is in the contract and what other works need to be done?

And what is the current official date of opening (as I understand, unofficially it is 2018)?
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