The Sofia Metro finalised the extension of its second line into Hladilnika borough, with Prime Minister Boiko Borissov among the officials attending the inauguration of the new Vitosha metro station on July 20.
The extension was completed over a period of two years and cost 26.4 million euro, including 22 million euro in EU funding under operational programme for transport. It is also the first infrastructure project completed using EU funds from the current 2014-2020 budget period.
In addition to the Vitosha station, the project included 1.3km of new tunnels and a turning loop where trains will change directions. Vitosha station is located at the intersection of Cherni Vruh Boulevard with Henrik Ibsen and Sreburna streets, next to the Paradise Center shopping mall.
The extension into Hladilnika borough expanded Sofia’s underground to 40km, mayor Yordanka Fandukova said, with 12km more scheduled to be completed by 2019 on Sofia Metro’s third line.
(Vitosha station photo: Sofia Municipality)