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Old September 16th, 2009, 12:02 PM   #121
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It is because there is an underground walkway from the station to a near-by important traffic interchange, where many bus routes either end or stop. Just for more capacity, I guess...
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Old October 6th, 2009, 11:08 PM   #122
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Picture update of MD2 construction 10x to worldnet84.

near Central rail station:

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near Banishora district

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Old November 16th, 2009, 01:34 PM   #123
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MD2 construction updates, Cherni vruh blvd. November 2009

















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Old November 25th, 2009, 07:26 PM   #124
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Old November 26th, 2009, 03:51 PM   #125
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eww, it looks homeless friendly sleeping berths, isn't there problem with homeless people in Sofia (public transport)? because everywhere I know they are trying to make design homeless unfriendly to lie down for these people, so no long seats, gaps between them etc., same with bus stops

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What is the reason of the use of the "moving pavements"?
more comfort, more capacity and especially no need to have lift or anything else for disabled people on wheelchairs, they can use moving pavements practically without any help as healthy people
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Old November 26th, 2009, 11:57 PM   #126
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The construction progress of MD2 near Hotel Hemus

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Old November 28th, 2009, 10:32 AM   #127
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eww, it looks homeless friendly sleeping berths, isn't there problem with homeless people in Sofia (public transport)? because everywhere I know they are trying to make design homeless unfriendly to lie down for these people, so no long seats, gaps between them etc., same with bus stops
I haven't heard of such case with metro here yet. And it's kinda hard to get in without a ticket, it's still well kept and clean unlike the rest of the public transport
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Old November 28th, 2009, 11:33 AM   #128
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It is pleasing to see that we Turks are building metro lines to Sofia. After all, Sofia and the rest of Bulgaria used to belong to Turks.
Yeah, i think Bulgaria, Greece, Fyrom, Albania and all the countries Turkey used to "belong" should pay Turks each month for leting us leave in our countries.........thank you serdar!!!!!

Really nice construction sites......and with the cut and cover technic Balkans have the most earthquake safe subway systems!!! Hope to be able to ride it soon!!!!
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Old November 28th, 2009, 12:15 PM   #129
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I personally doubt that by 2012 we'll have 30 km ot metro... look what's happening : they build some 5 km for more than 4 years, another 10 km were opened after 30 years of contsruction Welcome to Bulgaria !
it seems to me you've been too cynical

nice to see all the works Sofia
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Old November 28th, 2009, 02:03 PM   #130
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Construction started back in the late 1970s but it was frozen for about 20 years til the mid 1990s, so this '30 years of construction' is just another cliche used here by people who love to murmur all the time

I'm pretty glad with the temps of metro construction here, unlike other i-structure projects it goes quite well.
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Old November 28th, 2009, 03:27 PM   #131
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more comfort, more capacity and especially no need to have lift or anything else for disabled people on wheelchairs, they can use moving pavements practically without any help as healthy people
Yes, I know what a "moving pavement" is for in general. I was interested specifically the reason it was chosen for in Sofia. Long distance, whatever...
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It connects a key bus stop with the metro station entrance in this case.
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Old November 30th, 2009, 06:30 PM   #133
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Old November 30th, 2009, 07:20 PM   #134
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It is because there is an underground walkway from the station to a near-by important traffic interchange, where many bus routes either end or stop. Just for more capacity, I guess...
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It connects a key bus stop with the metro station entrance in this case.
Double thanx! Great project! Keep the infos comin'... Checking back every week...
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The Sofia Municipality received yesterday on a ceremony in Schwanau, Germany the specially ordered TBM by Herrenknecht for the construction of the Sofia Metro line 2. The 1600 tones heavy, 9.5 m. wide, 85 m. long machine will be transported via the Danube to Belene port and then to Sofia. It is planned the machine to start digging the 2 way tunnel between Nadezhda overpass and NDK of the MD2 on 2 April 2010. Eventually in 2012 Sofia will have another 7 new stations on its 2nd metro line.
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Old December 9th, 2009, 04:29 PM   #136
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Public tenders for Sofia metro third line to be held in January 2010

The public tender to pick the company that will draft the detailed project for the Sofia metro third line would be announced in January 2010, the chief executive of Sofia city hall firm Metropoliten, Stoyan Bratoev, told Stroitelstvo Gradut weekly.

Sofia metro now has one working line and another is under construction. Financing needed for the third line is expected to be allocated from European Union structural funds for the 2014/20 budget cycle, he said.

The technical consultants picked in the upcoming tender would have to survey the designated route and prepare a detailed technical project.

The Sofia metro general plan of development envisages the construction of the third line to link the southwest of the city to northeast, servicing the boroughs of Knyazhevo in the foothills of Mount Vitosha through Sofia city centre and and then to Vassil Levski borough in the northeast. The line will 19km long and will have 23 stations.

The third line will link to the now operating first line at the Sofia University metro station and the second line at Vitosha Boulevard.

Its proposed capacity will be 16 000 passengers during peak hour, while the capacity of the first and second lines is substantially superior, ranging between 40 000 and 60 000 passengers during peak hours, Stroitelstvo Gradut said.
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Old December 18th, 2009, 11:48 PM   #137
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Old December 21st, 2009, 01:46 PM   #138
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Sofia Metro reports record 201 000 commuters in a day



The Sofia Metro marked a record of 201 000 commuters on December 16 2009, Bulgarian National Television (BNT) reported on December 21 2009.

Stoyan Bratoev, manager of Metropoliten, the concessionaire that operates the metro, said in an interview with BNT that since the launch of the new section linking Serdika and Mladost in the autumn, this was the highest peak in traffic recorded.

By comparison, the average daily traffic was about 160 000 commuters, Bratoev said.

The sharp increase in passengers was attributed to the approaching holidays and the reluctance of commuters to be stuck in traffic jams across Sofia.

According to Bratoev, the company had not expected such a peak in commuters until end-2011.

Bratoev said the Sofia Metro would work all night on December 31 through to January 1 and there would be trains spaced at 20 minute intervals.

Reportedly, a similar schedule was to be be employed by the Sofia Public Transport as well, which would ensure transportation round the clock for New Year's Eve.


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Old January 5th, 2010, 04:37 PM   #139
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201,000 daily ridership for 18 km is low.
Minsk has 800,000 daily ridership for a 30-km system.
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Old January 9th, 2010, 06:30 PM   #140
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yes, but you have to take into account that you have 2 lines
if we can go from A to B and from B to A
you can go from A to B from A to C...so on
we have 2 options you have 12!
however I think that 800,000 is quite a lot
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