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The Sofia Metropolitan (Bulgarian: Софийско метро, Sofiysko metro) is the underground urban railway network servicing the Bulgarian capital Sofia. It is the first and only network of this kind in Bulgaria. As of January 2007, it has 8 stations and a total length of 10 km. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Position of Sofia in Bulgaria Coordinates: Country Bulgaria Province Sofia-City Government  - Mayor Boyko Borisov Area  - City 1,349 km²  (520. ... km redirects here. ...

Map of the Sofia Metro
Map of the Sofia Metro
Serdika station

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History

Planned since the 1960s, the Sofia Metro was not officially launched until 28 January 1998, largely because the city did not experience an urgent need for a subway system until the 1990s. Another factor was the depth construction works had to take place in — being one of the oldest cities in Europe, Sofia contains many historical layers right underneath its very core. Evidence of antiquity can be clearly seen at the Serdika Station, a mixture of unearthed Thracian and Roman ruins and modern architecture. January 28 is the 28th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... World map showing the location of Europe. ... The times before writing belong either to protohistory or to prehistory. ... Thracian peltast, fifth to fourth century BC. Thracian Roman era heros (Sabazius) stele. ... Ancient Rome was a civilization that grew from a small agricultural community founded on the Italian Peninsula circa the 9th century BC to a massive empire straddling the Mediterranean Sea. ...


The construction of the metropolitan began from the areas that experience the most of traffic in the capital city, where the largest streams of passengers form, reaching up to 40,000 at rush hour. During the building of the National Palace of Culture in 1982, two metro stations and the tunnels connecting them were built. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Front view The National Palace of Culture (Национален дворец на културата, usually just НДК, NDK), located in Sofia, Bulgaria, is one of the largest multifunctional congress centres in Southeastern Europe. ...


The first section was finished and started on 28 January 1998, with 5 stations and a length of 6.5 km from Slivnitsa Boulevard through Lyulin to K. Velichkov Boulevard. Opalchenska station was opened on 17 September 1999 and Serdika station on St Neledya Square followed on 31 October 2000, making the total length 8.1 km. A view of 6th microregion of Lyulin Municipality Lyulin (Люлин) is the largest residential complex in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. ... September 17 is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years). ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... St Nedelya Church St Nedelya Church (Bulgarian: ) is an Eastern Orthodox church in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, a cathedral of the Sofia bishopric of the Bulgarian Patriarchate. ... October 31 is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In April 2004, the functioning section was connected to another one from Obelya, 1.8 km in length.


The metro's lengthening continued in 2005 (as planned in 2004), from St Nedelya Square through the centre of the city to Interpred in Izgrev. The completion terms of the three new station are for autumn 2007, but a slight delay is anticipated. Meanwhile the construction of a new metro station started in June 2006 also planned to be finished by autumn 2007. The new station is located on the crossing of Andrey Saharov Blvd. and will be used mainly by the inhabitants of the Mladost 1 living complex. Izgrev (Bulgarian: ) is one of the 24 municipalities in the City of Sofia. ...


Construction of a 4.2-km line between the Central Railway Station and Hemus Hotel is planned to commence in the second half of 2007. Work on two further extensions of the main line — from Mladost to Sofia Airport and from Mladost to Business Park Sofia is planned to begin in 2008. Front view of the renovated Central Railway Station in Sofia A Bulgarian State Railways Siemens AG Desiro train at the station The old building of the Central Railway Station completed in 1888 The Central Railway Station (Bulgarian: , Tsentralna zhelezopatna gara) is the main passenger railway station of Sofia, the capital... Sofia Airport (IATA: SOF, ICAO: LBSF) (Bulgarian: , Letishte Sofiya), also known as Vrazhdebna (Враждебна) (after the village located to the north) is the main airport in Sofia, Bulgaria. ... Business Park Sofia project Business Park Sofia (Bulgarian: ) is a business park currently in construction in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. ...


Some of the Metro stations in Cyrillic letters:

Stations

Line 1

  • Obelya (Обеля)
  • Slivnitsa (Сливница)
  • Lyulin (Люлин)
  • Zapaden park (Западен парк)
  • Vardar (Вардар)
  • Konstantin Velichkov (Константин Величков)
  • Opalchenska (Опълченска)
  • Serdika (Сердика)

Line 2

  • NDK (НДК)
  • Hemus (Хемус)
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See also

This is an alphabetical list of cities worldwide that have a rapid transit system, or a light-rail system with some elements of rapid transit. ...

External links

  • Sofia Metropolitan
  • Unofficial site
  • Sofia Metro Map
  • Metro Bits - some aspects of the world's metros

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