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May 22, 2022

Subway’s Mainline 6 to be financed from sale of emission certificates too

Last week the government modified an emergency ordinance that allows the sale of greenhouse gas emission certificates, allocated to Romania at the European Union level, in order to finance the works on Bucharest subway’s Mainline 6, which will link Bucharest to the Henri Coanda International Airport in Otopeni.

Thus, RON 38.525 M is earmarked for the “subway link with Henri Coanda International Airport in Otopeni” project, and RON 150 M is earmarked for the intermediary subway line toward Straulesti.

The project is a UEFA requirement that Romania has to meet in order to host several European Football Championships games in 2020.

Mainline 6 will link Bucharest’s existing subway network with the Otopeni Airport, being set to have a length of 14.2 kilometres and approximately 10 subway stations.

The first step was taken on 15 December 2011 with the signing of the consultancy contract meant to prepare, design and supervise the construction works. A part of the costs will be covered from the EUR 300 M loan that Romania contracted from the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in 2010.

The feasibility study states that linking Bucharest’s subway network to the Henri Coanda International Airport in Otopeni will lead to road traffic dropping by more than 4 million auto vehicles annually.

The most important investment project currently implemented by Metrorex is the construction of Mainline 5 Drumul Taberei – Pantelimon. The Drumul Taberei – Eroilor section, with a length of over 9 kilometres, will be completed in the second half of 2016.

Bucharest’s subway network currently has a length of 70 kilometres, consisting of 4 mainlines and 51 subway stations. Metrorex has over 4,200 employees.


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