PROJECT ‘SOFIA INTEGRATED URBAN TRANSPORT - STAGE II’
‘Regions in Growth’ Operational Program for 2014 – 2020 programming period
The development of the integrated urban transport in Sofia was financed with over BGN 115 million.
The project includes rehabilitation of tramways, supply of new trams and upgrade of the intelligent traffic management system and the existing real-time passenger information system.
The project aims to encourage the use of electrical transport, which will contribute to solving the problems associated with the increasing traffic during the day, increasing congestion, low speed of movement, traffic accidents, high concentrations of harmful emission, noise, etc.
Total value of the project: BGN 115 240 113,94
Grant under ‘Regions in Growth’ Operational Program: BGN 84 126 726,93
National co-financing: 14 845 892,98
Own contribution of Beneficiary: BGN 16 267 494,03
The project ‘Sofia Integrated Urban Transport – stage II’ is an upgrade of the results achieved from the implementation of the project ‘Sofia Integrated Urban Transport Project’ under ‘Regions in Growth’ OP for 2007 – 2013 programming period and the projects and programs implemented so far in the capital.
This project will contribute to improving the public transport services provided in Sofia city, in line with the vision and priorities for development of the city and the overall strategy for creating an integrated sustainable urban transport.
THE PROJECT CONSISTS OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF 4 MAIN COMPONENTS:
1. Reconstruction of the tramway track along Каmenodelska Street from the crossroad of К. Stoilov Boulevard to Orlandovtsi final loop;
2. Reconstruction of the tramway track along Tsar Boris III Boulevard from Кnyazhevo loop to Sofia Courthouse loop, not including the sections of Russian Monument Square and the crossroad of Tsar Boris III Boulevard and Gotse Delchev Boulevard:
– Reconstruction of the tramway track, Part А: Tsar Boris III Boulevard from Russian Monument Square to Knyazhevo loop;
– Reconstruction of the tramway track, Part B: Makedonia Boulevard and Alabin Street from Russian Monument Square to Sofia Courthouse tram turning loop;
3. Purchase of new low-floor, articulated trams;
4. Upgrade of the intelligent traffic management system and the existing teal-time passenger Information system.
The components were selected and developed after a detailed study of various options and analyses that have proven the feasibility of this project, as well as the sustainability of the results. The environmental aspects in the implementation of the project have been taken into account and one of its main goals is to contribute to the environmental protection.