Sofia Metro

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Sofia Metro
Sofia Metro Logo.svg
Krasno Selo metrostation.jpg
The platform of Krasno Selo Metro Station at the day of the opening of line M3 (26 August 2020)
Overview
Native nameСофийско метро
OwnerCity of Sofia
Locale Sofia, Bulgaria
Transit type Rapid transit
Number of lines4 [1]
Number of stations47 [1] [2]
3 under construction
Daily ridership350,000 [3]
Chief executiveStoyan Bratoev
Website www.metropolitan.bg
Operation
Began operation28 January 1998 (1998-01-28) [1]
Operator(s)Metropoliten JSC
Number of vehicles72
Technical
System length52.0 km (32.3 mi) [1] [2]
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in) standard gauge
Electrification 825 V DC from third rail (M1/M2/M4)
1,500 V DC from overhead catenary (M3)
Average speed40 km/h (25 mph) [4]
Top speed80 km/h (50 mph) [4]
System map

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The Sofia Metro (Bulgarian : Софийски метрополитен, romanized: Sofijski Metropoliten, also colloquially called Bulgarian: Софийско метро, romanized: Sofijsko Metro) is the rapid transit network servicing the Bulgarian capital city Sofia. It began operation on 28 January 1998. [1] As of August 2020, the Sofia Metro consists of four interconnected lines, serving 47 stations, with a total route length of 52.0 kilometres (32.3 mi) [1] [5] [6] [2] being among the top 20 of the most extensive European metro systems, ranking 19th as of 2020. The Metro links the densely populated districts of LyulinMladost (M1 line – Red) and NadezhdaLozenets (M2 line – Blue), and serves the Sofia Airport. [7] [8]

Contents

History

Planned since the 1960s, construction of the metro has started in 80s with demolishing of significant number of buildings. At the beginning of 90s the construction has stopped because of lack of funds. Another factor was the depth at which the construction works had to be carried out: being one of the oldest cities in Europe, Sofia contains many historical layers underneath its central areas. Evidence of antiquity can be clearly seen at the Serdika Station which exhibits a wealth of unearthed Thracian and Roman ruins and modern architecture. During the construction of the enormous complex of the National Palace of Culture two stations forming part of the then future M2 line and their connecting tunnels were built.

The construction of the system began from the route that sees the highest volumes of passenger traffic, that can easily reach up to 38,000 at rush hour. [9]

Lines

Due to an increased population, there are a large number of passengers heading toward the city center during weekday mornings, and away from the city centre in the weekday evenings. The necessity of efficient public transport in the direction of the largest passenger flows, transport, and Sofia's environmental problems precipitated the start of the construction of the Sofia Metro. Following the ratification of a technical and economic report on the metro by the Council of Ministers of Bulgaria, and the subsequently approved General City Plan, the general scheme for the development of the lines should consist of three diameters with extensions in the periphery, with a total length of 62 kilometres (39 mi), 63 metro stations, and a 1.1 million daily passenger capacity at the final stage of implementation. [10]

LineIconOpenedCurrent length
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Current stationsU/C length
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U/C stationsPlanned length
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Planned stations
M1 Sofia-metro-lines-01.svg 199814.8 (9.2)160 (0.0)017.7 (11.0)19[ citation needed ]
M2 Sofia-metro-lines-02.svg 201211.4 (7.1)130 (0.0)018 (11.2)18[ citation needed ]
M3 Sofia-metro-lines-03.svg 202011.8 (7.3)123.0 (1.9)317.8 (11.1)18[ citation needed ]
M4 Sofia-metro-lines-04.svg 201526.1 (16.2)200 (0.0)026.1 (16.2)20[ citation needed ]
Total:52 (32.3)473.0 (1.9)379.6 (49.5)75[ citation needed ]

M1 line (Red)

M1 line
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The first 6.5 kilometres (4.0 mi) long section of M1 line consisting of five stations linking Slivnitsa Boulevard through Lyulin and K. Velichkov Boulevard was inaugurated on 28 January 1998. Opalchenska station entered into service on 17 September 1999 and Serdika station situated on St Nedelya Square followed on 31 October 2000, extending the total system length to 8.1 kilometres (5.0 mi). The operational section of the line was further extended with a 1.8 kilometres (1.1 mi) long section, reaching Obelya housing estate in April 2003.

The extension of M1 line continued in 2005 with the start of the construction of 4.8 kilometres (3.0 mi) of tunnels and three stations linking St Nedelya Square and the Interped World Trade Center in Izgrev (station Frédéric Joliot-Curie). 2006 saw the start of the construction of another section of the same line (consisting of 3.2 kilometres (2.0 mi) of tunnels and three stations) linking Izgrev and Mladost I housing estate. The completion of the first three stations was projected for the autumn of 2007, however as a result of various delays it was the second section from the first line (Vasil Levski stadium – Mladost 1) that first entered into service on 8 May 2009, operating for a brief period of time separately from the north-west portion of the line. The remaining section between Serdika and Vasil Levski stadium station finally entered into service on 7 September 2009 [11] establishing an uninterrupted link between Obelya and Mladost 1 stations.

The construction of the stretch from Mladost I to Business Park Sofia station (2.62 kilometres (1.63 mi), three underground stations) began on 25 April 2013, and was completed on 8 May 2015. [6] [12] It cost BGN 85,767,683 (EUR 43,852,320), VAT exclusive, and serves the majority of the second most densely populated area in Sofia. [13] [14] Part of the sections "Sofia Airport" - "Iskarsko Shose" and ,,Ovcha kupel" - ,,Krasno selo" are not underground.

StationImageIn service sinceExitsIntermodalityLocation
Slivnitsa

(Сливница)

Slivnitsa Metrostation.jpg 28 January 19984 Sofia-metro-lines-04.svg

first station of the section, shared with M4

On the intersection of Slivnitsa Blvd and Pancho Vladigerov Blvd
Lyulin

(Люлин)

Lyulin Metrostation.jpg On Tsaritsa Yoanna Blvd in Lyulin
Zapaden Park

(Западен парк)

Zapaden park.jpg 8On the intersection of Tsaritsa Yoanna Blvd and Dr. Petar Dertliev Blvd
Vardar

(Вардар)

Vardar Metrostation.jpg 6On the intersection of Tsaritsa Yoanna Blvd and Vardar Blvd
Konstantin Velichkov

(Константин Величков)

K.Velichkov Metrostation.jpg 3On the intersection of Todor Aleksandrov Blvd and Konstantin Velichkov Blvd
Opalchenska

(Опълченска)

Opalchenska Metrostation.jpg 17 September 19996On the intersection of Todor Aleksandrov Blvd and Opalchenska St
Serdica

(Сердика)

Serdika stantion.jpg 31 October 200012 Sofia-metro-lines-02.svg Sofia-metro-lines-04.svg On the Intersection of Todor Aleksandrov Blvd and Knyaginya Maria Luisa Blvd
Sofia University Sveti Kliment Ohridski

(СУ „Св. Климент Охридски“)

Metrostation-Sofia-University-4.JPG 7 September 200913 Sofia-metro-lines-03.svg Sofia-metro-lines-04.svg On Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd in front of Sofia University
Vasil Levski Stadium

(Стадион „Васил Левски“)

Vasil Levski Stadium Metrostation.jpg 8 May 20092In the north-eastern tip of Borisova gradina park, near the Vasil Levski National Stadium
Frédéric Joliot-Curie

(Фр. Жолио Кюри)

Joliot-Curie Metrostation.jpg Yug Bus StationOn Dragan Tsankov Blvd in Iztok
doctor Georgi Mihov Dimitrov

(доктор Георги Михов Димитров)

G.M.Dimitrov Metrostation.jpg 4On the intersection of doctor Georgi Mihov Dimitrov Blvd and Dragan Tsankov Blvd
Musagenitsa

(Мусагеница)

Musagenitsa.JPG 1On the western end of the Prof. Marko Semov Blvd bridge
Mladost I

(Младост I)

Metrostation Mladost 1.JPG 5 Sofia-metro-lines-04.svg

last station of the section, shared with M4

On the intersection of Jerusalem St and Andrey Sakharov Blvd
Aleksandar Malinov

(Александър Малинов)

Alexander Malinov Metrostation.jpg 8 May 20156On the intersection of Aleksandrov Malinov Blvd and Andrey Lyapchev Blvd in Mladost II and Mladost III
Akad. Aleksandar Teodorov-Balan

(Акад. Александър Теодоров-Балан)

Al. Teodorov Balan Metrostation.jpg On the intersection of Aleksandrov Malinov Blvd and akad. Al. Teodorov-Balan Blvd in Mladost II and Mladost III
Business Park

(Бизнес Парк)

Business park Sofia Metrostation.jpg 4Park and ride facilityOn ALeksandar Malinov Blvd, adjacent to Business Park Sofia in Mladost IV
Sofia Park (София парк)proposednear Sofia Park (ж.к. "София парк") and Sofia Ring Road [15]
Malinova Dolina (Малинова долина)proposednear Sofia Ring Mall and Sofia Ring Road [16]

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BSicon uhKBHFe.svg
S BSicon FLUG.svg
Detailed track map
BSicon numN180.svg
BSicon utENDEa.svg
BSicon utENDEa.svg
line end
BSicon uetSTR+BSl.svg
BSicon uetSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon utKRWgl+l.svg
BSicon utKRWgr+r.svg
BSicon utSTRf.svg
BSicon utSTRg.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSl.svg
-8'
S
BSicon PARKING.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSl.svg
BSicon utSTRf.svg
BSicon utSTRg.svg
BSicon utSTR.svg
BSicon utSTR.svg
 
↑Opened 2016↑
BSicon uetKRWgl+l.svg
BSicon uetKRWgr+r.svg
BSicon utSTRf.svg
BSicon utSTRg.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSl.svg
-6'
S BSicon PARKING.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSl.svg
BSicon utSTRf.svg
BSicon utSTRg.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSl.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSr.svg
-4'
S BSicon PARKING.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSl.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSr.svg
built 1981
opened 2012
BSicon utSTRf.svg
BSicon utSTRg.svg
BSicon WASSER3+l.svg
BSicon utKRZW.svg
BSicon utKRZW.svg
BSicon WASSERr+1.svg
BSicon utSTR.svg
BSicon utSTR.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSl.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSr.svg
-2'
S BSicon PARKING.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSl.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSr.svg
built 1981
opened 2012
BSicon utSTRf.svg
BSicon utSTRg.svg
BSicon uetKRWg+l.svg
BSicon uetKRWgr.svg
BSicon tSTRq.svg
BSicon umtKRZtu.svg
BSicon umtKRZtu.svg
BSicon lCONTf@Fq.svg
BSicon tSTRq+BSe.svg
S BSicon PARKING.svg
BSicon lCONTg@Gq.svg
BSicon tSTRq.svg
BSicon umtKRZtu.svg
BSicon umtKRZtu.svg
BSicon tSTRq+BSa.svg
1 to S/S
 
BSicon utSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSl.svg
0'
S
BSicon utSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSl.svg
BSicon utSTRf.svg
BSicon utSTRg.svg
BSicon WASSERq.svg
BSicon utKRZW.svg
BSicon utKRZW.svg
BSicon WASSERq.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSl.svg
2'
S
BSicon utSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSl.svg
BSicon utSTRf.svg
BSicon utSTRg.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSl.svg
3'
Central Railway Station
BSicon utSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSl.svg
BSicon PARKING.svg BSicon BAHN.svg BSicon BUS2.svg
BSicon uetKRWg+l.svg
BSicon uetKRWgr.svg
BSicon utSTRf.svg
BSicon utSTRg.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSl.svg
5'
S
BSicon utSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSl.svg
BSicon utSTR.svg
BSicon utSTR.svg
BSicon vCONTfgaq.svg
BSicon vSTRq.svg
BSicon utSTR.svg
BSicon vSTRq.svg
BSicon utSTR.svg
BSicon vCONTfgeq.svg
National Railways.jpg
BDŽ National Rail
to Pernik-Kulata/Kyustendil
BSicon vCONTfgaq.svg
BSicon vSTRq.svg
BSicon utSTR.svg
BSicon vSTRq.svg
BSicon utSTR.svg
BSicon vCONTfgeq.svg
National Railways.jpg
BDŽ National Rail
to Dragoman/Radomir/Bankya
BSicon utSTRf.svg
BSicon utSTRg.svg
BSicon uexlCONTf3.svg
BSicon uetABZg3.svg
BSicon uexlCONTf3.svg
BSicon uetABZg3.svg
00'
Future extension
 
BSicon uetABZg3.svg
BSicon uetABZg3.svg
00'
Ilyantsi branch
BSicon uextSTR+1.svg
BSicon uextSTR+1.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSl.svg
S
BSicon utSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSl.svg
BSicon utSTRf.svg
BSicon utSTRg.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSl.svg
S
BSicon utSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSl.svg
BSicon utSTRf.svg
BSicon utSTRg.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSl.svg
M
BSicon utSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSl.svg
BSicon utSTRf.svg
BSicon utSTRg.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSl.svg
S BSicon PARKING.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSl.svg
BSicon utENDEe.svg
BSicon utENDEe.svg
Ilyanysi branch end
BSicon utSTR.svg
BSicon utSTR.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSl.svg
7'
S
BSicon utSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSl.svg
BSicon WASSERl+4.svg
BSicon utKRZW.svg
BSicon utKRZW.svg
BSicon WASSER2+r.svg
Suhodolska
BSicon utSTRf.svg
BSicon utSTRg.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSl.svg
9'
S
BSicon utSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSl.svg
BSicon utSTRf.svg
BSicon utSTRg.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSl.svg
11'
S BSicon PARKING.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSl.svg
BSicon utSTRe.svg
BSicon utSTRe.svg
BSicon lhSTRa@g(r).svg
BSicon uSTRf.svg
BSicon lhSTRa@g(l).svg
BSicon uSTRg.svg
BSicon lhSTR(r).svg
BSicon ueKRWg+l.svg
BSicon lhSTR(l).svg
BSicon ueKRWgr.svg
BSicon uSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon uSTR+BSl.svg
13'
S
BSicon uSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon uSTR+BSl.svg
BSicon lhSTR(r).svg
BSicon uSTRf.svg
BSicon lhSTR(l).svg
BSicon uSTRg.svg
BSicon uhSTR(r).svg
BSicon uhSTR(l).svg
↑Opened 2012↑
 
BSicon uhSTR(r).svg
BSicon uhSTR(l).svg
BSicon uSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon uSTR+BSl.svg
15'
S BSicon PARKING.svg BSicon BUS2.svg
BSicon lhSTRae+L.svg
BSicon WASSER3+l.svg
BSicon uSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon uSTR+BSl.svg
BSicon lhSTRae+R.svg
BSicon WASSERr+1.svg
Kakach
BSicon lCSTR(r).svg
BSicon ueKRWgl.svg
BSicon lCSTR(l).svg
BSicon ueKRWg+r.svg
BSicon lCSTRe(r).svg
BSicon utSTRa.svg
BSicon lCSTRe(l).svg
BSicon utSTRa.svg
BSicon uetSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon uetSTR+BSl.svg
S
(proposed)
BSicon BAHN.svg
BSicon uetSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon uetSTR+BSl.svg
BSicon vCONTfgaq.svg
BSicon umtKRZv.svg
BSicon umtKRZv.svg
BSicon vCONTfgeq.svg
National Rail National Railways.jpg
to Dragoman/Radomir/Bankya
BSicon utSTRf.svg
BSicon utSTRg.svg
 
↑Opened 2003↑
BSicon utSTR.svg
BSicon utSTR.svg
Arrow Blue Down 001.svg RED line
BSicon utSTR.svg
BSicon utSTR.svg
BSicon vCONTgq.svg
BSicon utSTR~L.svg
BSicon utSTR~LR.svg
BSicon vSTR+r.svg
BSicon utSTR~R.svg
to Depot
BSicon utSTR~L.svg
BSicon utSTR~LR.svg
BSicon tvSTRa.svg
BSicon utSTR~R.svg
 
↓Opened 1998↓
BSicon utSTR~L.svg
BSicon utSTR~LR.svg
BSicon tvUST.svg
BSicon utSTR~R.svg
BSicon utSTR~L.svg
BSicon tSTR~LR.svg
BSicon tvSHI1r-SHI1l.svg
BSicon utSTR~R.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSl.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSr.svg
-13'
S
BSicon utSTR+BSl.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon utSTRf.svg
BSicon utSTRg.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSl.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSr.svg
-11'
S
BSicon utSTR+BSl.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon utSTRf.svg
BSicon utSTRg.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSl.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSr.svg
-8'
S
BSicon utSTR+BSl.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon utSTRf.svg
BSicon utSTRg.svg
BSicon WASSERq.svg
BSicon utKRZW.svg
BSicon utKRZW.svg
BSicon WASSERq.svg
Suhodolska
BSicon CONTgq.svg
BSicon umtKRZ.svg
BSicon umtKRZ.svg
BSicon CONTfq.svg
National Rail National Railways.jpg
to Pernik-Kulata/Kyustendil
BSicon utSTR.svg
BSicon utSTR.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSl.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSr.svg
-6'
S
BSicon utSTR+BSl.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon utSTRf.svg
BSicon utSTRg.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSl.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSr.svg
-4'
S
BSicon utSTR+BSl.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon utSTR~L.svg
BSicon utSTR~LR.svg
BSicon uexvSHI1+r-SHI1+l.svg
BSicon utSTR~R.svg
BSicon utSTR~L.svg
BSicon utSTR~LR.svg
BSicon uexvUSTx.svg
BSicon utSTR~R.svg
BSicon utSTR~L.svg
BSicon utSTR~LR.svg
BSicon uexvSTR.svg
BSicon utSTR~R.svg
BSicon utSTR~L.svg
BSicon utSTR~LR.svg
BSicon uexvENDEe.svg
BSicon utSTR~R.svg
BSicon utSTR.svg
BSicon utSTR.svg
 
↓Opened 1999↓
BSicon WASSERq.svg
BSicon utKRZW.svg
BSicon utKRZW.svg
BSicon WASSERq.svg
BSicon utSTRf.svg
BSicon utSTRg.svg
BSicon uetKRWg+l.svg
BSicon uetKRWgr.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSl.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSr.svg
-2'
S
BSicon utSTR+BSl.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon utSTR.svg
BSicon utSTR.svg
 
↓Opened 2000↓
BSicon utSTRf.svg
BSicon utSTRg.svg
BSicon uetKRWg+l.svg
BSicon uetKRWgr.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSl.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSr.svg
0'
S BSicon PARKING.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSl.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon utSTRq.svg
BSicon utKRZto.svg
BSicon utKRZto.svg
BSicon utSTRq+BSa.svg
S
BSicon utSTRq.svg
BSicon utKRZto.svg
BSicon utKRZto.svg
BSicon utSTRq+BSe.svg
2 to S/S
 
BSicon utSTR.svg
BSicon utSTR.svg
 
↓Opened 2009↓
BSicon utSTRf.svg
BSicon utSTRg.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSl.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSr.svg
3'
BSicon utSTR+BSl.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon utSTRf.svg
BSicon utSTRg.svg
BSicon WASSERq.svg
BSicon utKRZW.svg
BSicon utKRZW.svg
BSicon WASSERq.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSl.svg
5'
S BSicon PARKING.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSl.svg
BSicon uetKRWg+l.svg
BSicon uetKRWgr.svg
BSicon utSTRf.svg
BSicon utSTRg.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSl.svg
8'
S BSicon PARKING.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSl.svg
WTC
BSicon lCSTRa(r).svg
BSicon utSTRe.svg
BSicon lCSTRa(l).svg
BSicon utSTRe.svg
BSicon lhSTRa@g(r).svg
BSicon ueKRWgl+l.svg
BSicon lhSTRa@g(l).svg
BSicon ueKRWgr+r.svg
BSicon uhSTR(r).svg
BSicon uhSTR(l).svg
BSicon WASSERq.svg
BSicon lhKRZWe(Rr).svg
BSicon PORTALf.svg
BSicon uSTRf.svg
BSicon lhKRZWe(Ll).svg
BSicon PORTALf.svg
BSicon uSTRg.svg
BSicon WASSERq.svg
Novachitsa
BSicon utSTR.svg
BSicon utSTR.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSl.svg
10'
S
BSicon utSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSl.svg
BSicon lCSTRa(r).svg
BSicon utSTRe.svg
BSicon lCSTRa(l).svg
BSicon utSTRe.svg
BSicon lCSTR(r).svg
BSicon uSTRf.svg
BSicon lCSTR(l).svg
BSicon uSTRg.svg
BSicon uSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon uSTR+BSl.svg
12'
S
BSicon uSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon uSTR+BSl.svg
BSicon uhSTR(r).svg
BSicon uhSTR(l).svg
BSicon WASSERq.svg
BSicon lhKRZWe(Rr).svg
BSicon uSTR.svg
BSicon lhKRZWe(Ll).svg
BSicon uSTR.svg
BSicon WASSERq.svg
Darvenishka
BSicon lCSTR(r).svg
BSicon uSTRf.svg
BSicon lCSTR(l).svg
BSicon uSTRg.svg
BSicon lCSTRe(r).svg
BSicon utSTRa.svg
BSicon lCSTRe(l).svg
BSicon utSTRa.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSl.svg
14'
S
BSicon utSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSl.svg
BSicon uetKRWgl+l.svg
BSicon uetKRWgr+r.svg
BSicon utKRW+l.svg
BSicon utKRWr.svg
BSicon tSTR.svg
BSicon utKRWl.svg
BSicon tSTR.svg
BSicon utKRW+r.svg
BSicon utSTRf.svg
BSicon tSTRf.svg
BSicon tSTRg.svg
BSicon utSTRg.svg
BSicon utSTR.svg
BSicon tSTR.svg
BSicon tSTR.svg
BSicon utSTR.svg
BSicon tUWu2.svg
BSicon utSTR2.svg
BSicon tSTR3.svg
BSicon tSTR.svg
BSicon utSTR.svg
BSicon tSTR+1.svg
BSicon tUWu2.svg
BSicon tUWu4.svg
BSicon utSTR2+4.svg
BSicon tSTR3.svg
BSicon utSTR.svg
BSicon tSTR.svg
BSicon tSTR+1.svg
BSicon tUWu4.svg
BSicon utSTR+4.svg
BSicon utSTR.svg
BSicon lCONTf@F.svg
BSicon tSTR.svg
BSicon lCONTf@F.svg
BSicon tSTR.svg
BSicon utSTR.svg
BSicon utSTR.svg
00'
BSicon tSTR.svg
BSicon tSTR.svg
00'
 
↓Opened 2015↓
 
BSicon tSTRf.svg
BSicon tSTRg.svg
BSicon tSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon tSTR+BSl.svg
16'
S
BSicon tSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon tSTR+BSl.svg
BSicon tSTRf.svg
BSicon tSTRg.svg
BSicon tSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon tSTR+BSl.svg
18'
BSicon tSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon tSTR+BSl.svg
BSicon tSTRf.svg
BSicon tSTRg.svg
BSicon WASSERq.svg
BSicon tKRWgl+l.svg
BSicon WASSERq.svg
BSicon tKRWgr+r.svg
Banishka
BSicon tSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon tSTR+BSl.svg
20'
S BSicon PARKING.svg
BSicon tSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon tSTR+BSl.svg
BSicon tENDEe.svg
BSicon tENDEe.svg
Mladost branch end
BSicon utSTR.svg
BSicon utSTR.svg
BSicon utSTR.svg
BSicon utSTR.svg
00'
 
↓Opened 2012↓
 
BSicon utSTRf.svg
BSicon utSTRg.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSl.svg
16'
S
BSicon utSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSl.svg
BSicon utSTRf.svg
BSicon utSTRg.svg
BSicon uetKRWg+l.svg
BSicon uetKRWgr.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSl.svg
18'
BSicon PARKING.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSl.svg
BSicon utSTR.svg
BSicon utSTR.svg
 
↓Opened 2015↓
BSicon lCSTRae(r).svg
BSicon PORTALfg.svg
BSicon uSTRf.svg
BSicon lCSTRae(l).svg
BSicon PORTALfg.svg
BSicon uSTRg.svg
BSicon utSTR.svg
BSicon utSTR.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSl.svg
20'
S
BSicon utSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSl.svg
BSicon utSTRf.svg
BSicon utSTRg.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSl.svg
23'
S BSicon PARKING.svgBSicon BAHN.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon utSTR+BSl.svg
BSicon vCONTfgaq.svg
BSicon utSTR~L.svg
BSicon vSTRq.svg
BSicon utSTR~LR.svg
BSicon utSTR~R.svg
BSicon vCONTfgeq.svg
National Rail National Railways.jpg
to Ihtiman/Karlovo
BSicon utSTRf.svg
BSicon utSTRg.svg
BSicon PORTALg.svg
BSicon lhSTRa@g(r).svg
BSicon uSTR.svg
BSicon PORTALg.svg
BSicon lhSTRa@g(l).svg
BSicon uSTR.svg
BSicon uSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon uSTR+BSl.svg
25'
S
BSicon uSTR+BSr.svg
BSicon uSTR+BSl.svg
BSicon lhSTRe@f(r).svg
BSicon uSTR.svg
BSicon lhSTRe@f(l).svg
BSicon uSTR.svg
BSicon lCSTR(r).svg
BSicon uSTRf.svg
BSicon lCSTR(l).svg
BSicon uSTRg.svg
BSicon lhSTRa@g(r).svg
BSicon uSTR.svg
BSicon lhSTRa@g(l).svg
BSicon uSTR.svg
BSicon lhSTR(r).svg
BSicon uKRWgl+l.svg
BSicon lhSTR(l).svg
BSicon uKRWgr+r.svg
BSicon uhSTR+BSl.svg
BSicon uhSTR+BSr.svg
27'
S BSicon PARKING.svg BSicon FLUG.svg
BSicon lhSTR(r).svg
BSicon uENDEe+BSel.svg
BSicon lhSTR(l).svg
BSicon uENDEe+BSer.svg
Terminal 2
BSicon lhSTRl(r).svg
BSicon lhSTRr(l).svg
Airport branch end

The second and fourth lines of the Sofia Metro links the districts of Obelya, Nadezhda, the city centre and Lozenets to the south of the city. [17] Half of the construction cost was covered by the European Union, with the remaining part funded by the state and city budgets. [17] Construction of the 6.4 km (4.0 mi) section between Nadezhda interchange and Lozenets district via Central railway station and the National Palace of Culture started on 14 December 2008. Work on the section between Obelya residential District and Nadezhda started in February 2010. Both sections of the line entered into service on 31 August 2012. [17]

NDK and European Union stations and their connecting tunnels were partly completed during the construction of the National Palace of Culture and the redevelopment of the surrounding area in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

The construction of Mladost 3 and Inter Expo Center – Tsarigradsko chaussée stations began on 15 February 2009 and was completed on 25 April 2012. The further extension to Sofia Airport comprising two underground and two overground stations and a length of 4.968 kilometres (3.087 mi) began in 2013, [12] [18] [19] [20] and was completed on 2 April 2015 at the cost of BGN 136,757,630 (EUR 69,923,066), VAT exclusive. [7] [8] This extension was briefly operated as a branch of M1 line, but was soon[ when? ] transferred to M2 line, moving that line's terminus from Obelya to Sofia Airport.

On 20 July 2016, the line was extended southward with 1.3 km (0.81 mi) and one station, Vitosha, located at Hladilnika neighbourhood. [2] The construction took 2 years.

Provisions have been made for the construction of future branch to Iliyantsi, starting from the existing junction located between Knyaginya Maria Luiza and Han Kubrat stations.

Splitting the line to M2 and M4

On 26 August 2020, the second line was split into two portions: the M2 line, running from Vitosha station to Obelya station and the M4 line, running from Obelya to Sofia Airport. The trains continue to run the length of both lines but on maps and other metro signage the M4 line is gradually being introduced. The split is in preparation to the future construction of the Moderno predgradie station, which is supposed to physically separate the lines and will allow them to have independent timetables.

M2 line

StationImageIn service sinceExitsIntermodalityLocation
Obelya

(Обеля)

EstacionObeliaMetroSofia.jpg 20 April 20032 Sofia-metro-lines-04.svg trains arriving from Vitosha station continue as M4 trains to Sofia Airport. Trains, arriving as M4 trains from Sofia Airport continue as M2 trains to VitoshaIn Obelya over the Kakach river
Lomsko shose

(Ломско шосе)

Lomsko Shose.jpg 31 August 20124On Lomsko shose Blvd in Vrabnitsa
Beli Dunav

(Бели Дунав)

Beli dunav.jpg Park and ride facilityOn Lomsko shose Blvd and Beli Dunav St, between Nadezhda and Vrabnitsa
Nadezhda

(Надежда)

Nadejda - 001.jpg 2On Lomsko shose Blvd, between Nadezhda I and Nadezhda II
Han Kubrat

(Хан Кубрат)

Kan Kubrat.jpg 4On Lomsko shose, north of Nadezhda Overpass in Triagalnika
Knyaginya Maria Luiza

(Княгиня Мария Луиза)

Kniaginia Mariia Luiza.jpg On Knyaginya Maria Luisa Blvd, south of Nadezhda Overpass in Banishora
Central Railway Station

(Централна ж.п. гара)

Tsentralna gara.jpg 15BDZ trains, Intercity and international busesOn Knyaginya Maria Luisa Blvd, in front of Sofia Central Station and Central Bus Station Sofia
Lavov Most

(Лъвов мост)

L'vov most.jpg 4On Knyaginya Maria Luisa Blvd, north of Lavov Most
Serdica II

(Сердика II)

Serdika 2.jpg 12 Sofia-metro-lines-01.svg Sofia-metro-lines-04.svg On Knyaginya Maria Luisa Blvd, in front of Central Hali
National Palace of Culture

(Национален дворец на културата)

Natsionalen dvorets na kulturata.jpg 11 Sofia-metro-lines-03.svg In the northern end of the park of the National Palace of Culture
European Union

(Европейски съюз) [21]

Evropeiski s'iuz.jpg 6On Cherni vrah Blvd, near Earth and Man National Museum and City Center Sofia
James Bourchier

(Джеймс Баучер)

Dzheims Baucher.jpg 4On James Bourchier Blvd in Lozenets
Vitosha

(Витоша)

Metrostantsiia ,,Vitosha".jpg 20 July 20166On Cherni vrah Blvd, near Paradise Center in Hladilnika
Cherni vrah (Черни връх)plannedOn Cherni vrah Blvd in Krastova vada
Dragalevtsi (Драгалевци)On Sofia Ring Road's interchange with Cherni vrah Blvd

M4 line

StationImageIn service sinceExitsIntermodalityLocation
Obelya

(Обеля)

EstacionObeliaMetroSofia.jpg 20 April 20032 Sofia-metro-lines-02.svg

trains arriving from Vitosha station continue as M4 trains to Sofia Airport. Trains, arriving as M4 trains from Sofia Airport continue as M2 trains to Vitosha

Obelya – Mladost I section shared with M1See M1 line
Mladost III

(Младост III)

Mladost 3-vestibiul.jpg 25 April 20124In Mladost III
Inter Expo Center – Tsarigradsko shose

(Интер Експо Център – Цариградско шосе)

Tsarigradsko-vestibiul.jpg On Tsarigradsko shose near Inter Expo Center with a tunnel exit in Druzhba II
Druzhba

(Дружба)

Druzhba Metrostation.jpg 2 April 20157Between Prof. Tsvetan Lazarov Blvd and Kapitan Dimitar Spisarevski St
Iskarsko shose

(Искърско шосе)

Iskarsko shose Metrostation.jpg 6BDZ trains on Iskarso shose Railway stationOn the intersection of Iskarsko shose Blvd and Krastyo Pastuhov Blvd
Sofiyska Sveta Gora

(Софийска Света гора)

Sofiyska Sveta Gora Metrostation.jpg 2In Iskar Industrial zone
Sofia Airport

(Летище София)

Sofia Airport Metro Station.JPG 1Sofia Airport, Terminal 2The Departures gate of Sofia Airport, Terminal 2

M5 Iliyantsi branch (planned)

StationImageIn service sinceNotes
Tolstoy (Толстой)plannedwill be servicing the Tolstoy housing estate
Svoboda (Свобода)will be servicing the Svoboda housing estate
Rozhen (Рожен)will be servicing area near Iliyantsi shopping center
Iliyantsi (Илиянци)will be servicing Iliyantsi housing estate
M5 Studentski grad branch (planned)

The Studentski grad branch is a recently planned branch, starting from Cherni vrah Blvd, passing through Vitosha quarter and entering Studentski grad and near Zimen dvorets complex. Exact route is not yet selected and construction horizon – not set.

M3 line (Green)

Line 3
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The 16 km (9.9 mi) long M3 line is planned to connect the Ovcha Kupel neighbourhood (in southwest Sofia) and the Vasil Levski neighbourhood (in northeast Sofia), with 16 stations in total, including two transfer stations in the city centre, with both of the already operational lines. The first 8 stations of the line entered service on 26 August 2020, and the other 4 on 24 April 2021. [22]

There will be 8 aboveground and 11 underground stations. The project design contract was awarded to the Czech company Metroprojekt Praha a.s. [23] [24] [25]

In March 2014, a tender for construction of the central section of the line was announced. The section is 7 km (4.3 mi) long and includes 7 stations, two of them transfer to lines 1 and 2. With the announcement of the tender, it became clear that the initial plans for 19 stations had been partly amended and 2 of the stations, one at Doyran boulevard and another at Shipka street, will be not be built. The tunnel of the central section shall be excavated by a tunnel boring machine, while the construction of stations shall be awarded to other companies. The construction of the section shall be completed within 45 months. [26] In January 2015, a tender for 20 trains that shall serve the central section of the line was announced. Driverless train operation, with Grade of Automation 3 (GoA 3), and platform screen doors will ensure the safety of the passengers. Unlike Lines 1 and 2, where the trains collect power through a third rail, Line 3 trains will be equipped with pantographs. [27] [28] CAF and Siemens applied bids in the tender for the trains, [29] with Siemens winning it. [30]

In early 2016, construction began on the third metro line of the Sofia Metro using the technology for classic underground metro with high-power support. Under construction are all metro stations in the central section, plus a few in the west and east of downtown Sofia. The third line of the Sofia Metro will have a total of 23 metro stations, as follows: 16 metro stations for the Main Line and 7 metro stations for the Eastern branch. [31] [32] [33]

Main Line (M3)

StationImageIn service sinceExitsIntermodalityLocation
Vladimir Vazov

(Владимир Вазов)

under constructionWill be servicing Vasil Levski housing estate
Thrace

(Тракия)

Will be servicing Suhata Reka housing estate
Georgi Asparuhov Stadium

(Стадион „Георги Аспарухов”)

Will be servicing Stefan Karadzha housing estate near Georgi Asparuhov Stadium
Hadzhi Dimitar

(Хаджи Димитър)

Hadzhi Dimitar metrostation.jpg 26 August 2020 [34] 2Poduyane Bus StationOn the intersection of Gen. Vladimir Vazov Blvd and Todorini kukli St in Hadzhi Dimitar
Teatralna

(Театрална)

Teatralna metrostation.jpg near Poduyane Railway StationOn the intersection of Evlogi i Hristo Georgievi Blvd and Madrid Blvd, near Zaimov park
Orlov Most

(Орлов мост)

Orlov Most metrostation.jpg 13 Sofia-metro-lines-01.svg Sofia-metro-lines-04.svg In Knyazheska gradina park. The station is connected with Sofia University Sveti Kliement Ohridski station
Sveti Patriarh Evtimiy

(Св. Патриарх Евтимий)

Patriarh Evtimiy metrostation.jpg 3On Patriarh Evtimiy Sq
National Palace of Culture II

(Национален дворец на културата II)

National Palace of Culture II metrostation.jpg 11 Sofia-metro-lines-02.svg On the intersection of Patriarh Evtimiy Blvd and Vitosha Blvd
Medical University

(Медицински университет)

Medical University metrostation.jpg 5On the intersection of Praha Blvd and Georgi Sofiyski St
Bulgaria

(България)

Bulgaria metrostation.jpg 7On the intersection of Bulgaria Blvd and Akad. I. E. Geshov Blvd
Krasno Selo

(Красно Село)

Krasno Selo metrostation.jpg 4On the intersection of Tsar Boris III Blvd and Zhitnitsa St
Ovcha Kupel (Овча купел) Ovcha kupel Metro Station.jpg 24 April 2021 [35] 5Servicing Ovcha Kupel 1 housing estate
Moesia (Мизия)

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6Servicing Ovcha Kupel housing estate
Ovcha Kupel II (Овча купел II)2Servicing Ovcha Kupel 2 housing estate
Gorna Banya (Горна баня)4Park and ride facility

BDZ trains on Gorna banya Railway station

Servicing Gorna Banya housing estate

M6 branch to Slatina

StationImageIn service sinceNotes
Voenna Akademiya (Военна академия)plannedwill be servicing Poduyane and Yavorov housing estates
Geo Milev (Гео Милев)will be servicing Geo Milev and Reduta housing estates
Slatina (Слатина)will be servicing Slatina and Hristo Smirnenski housing estates
Asen Yordanov (Асен Йорданов)will be servicing the area near "CSKA Cherveno Zname" sports center
Arena Armeec (Арена Армеец)will be servicing the Arena Armeec sports hall and Sofia Tech Park
Poligona – The Mall (Полигона – Дъ Мол)will be servicing the area near The Mall (Sofia) and Poligona housing estate

Fares and ticketing

The price of a single ticket is 1.60 lev, equivalent to ~0.82 euro. It can be issued either by a cashier, or by a vending machine. When obtained, the single ticket must be validated within 30 minutes at a validator. Pre-paid RFID (MIFARE Classic) card also could be bought (at a price of 2 levs) with minimum 10 pre-paid rides (at a price of 12 levs for 10 pre-paid rides). Daily and monthly cards are also available. [36]

Rolling stock

The system uses 4 types of rolling stock.

The older train sets, type 81-717/714, were manufactured by Metrowagonmash in Mytishchi, Moscow Oblast, Russia and consists of 48 carriages in total. They were delivered in 1990 – some 8 years prior to the opening of the first section of the system. In 2020 the first train sets of this type were refurbished and went into service. [37]

The second generation of rolling stock, type 81-740/741 "Rusich", were also manufactured by Metrowagonmash and delivered between 2005 and 2013, consisting of 120 carriages in total. [17]

The third generation of rolling stock, Siemens Inspiro 30 three-car sets were delivered between 2016 and 2021 and exclusively serve the M3 line. [38]

Ridership

Sofia Metro ridership
YearPassengers per dayChangeStations
199810,000 [39] Initial 5
199940,000[ citation needed ]6
200070,000 [39] Increase2.svg70.07
200180,000[ citation needed ]
200290,000 [40] Increase2.svg28.6
200380,000 [9] Decrease2.svg11.18
200475,000[ citation needed ]
200570,000 [41] Decrease2.svg12.5
200680,000[ citation needed ]
200790,000 [42] Increase2.svg28.6
200876,000 [43] Decrease2.svg15.6
2009201,000 [44] Increase2.svg264.514
2010187,000 [45] Decrease2.svg7.0
2011190,000 [46] Increase2.svg1.614
2012350,000 [47] Increase2.svg84.227
2013280,000 [48] Decrease2.svg20.0
2014320,000 [48] Increase2.svg14.3
2015335,000 [49] Increase2.svg4.734
2016350,000 [49] (estimated)Increase2.svg4.535
2017350,000 [3] Steady2.svg
2018
2019
202043

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