EUR 251.8 million from the Cohesion Fund is being invested in the extension of the fifth metro line of the Romanian capital. Corina Creţu, Commissioner for Regional Policy, said: “Thanks to the EU, Bucharest is building a modern subway, which will have a positive impact on air quality in the city, local businesses, tourism and, of course, the inhabitants of the neighborhoods that will be newly served”.
Once completed, the new section will link the western part of the city to the center, from Râul Doamnei street to Eroilor station, which connects with lines 1 and 3. It will be nearly 7 km long, with 10 new stations and one depot. The new section should benefit more than 64,000 Bucharesters who will make the journey between these two points of the city in less than a quarter of an hour. The work is expected to be completed by June 2018./IBNA