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Bucharest boasts the largest transport network in Romania, and one of the largest in Europe. The Bucharest transport network is made up of a metro network and a surface transport network. Although there are multiple connection points, the two systems operate independently of each other, are run by different organisations (the metro is run by Metrorex and the surface transport network by RATB) and use separate ticketing systems, often making transfer between the systems difficult. Due to this, the two transport systems are expected to be unified from 2007, when the Bucharest Metropolitan Transport Board will be established and a single ticketing system will come into force. Download high resolution version (1024x768, 577 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1024x768, 577 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Bucharest Metro Map The Bucharest Metro (Metroul BucureÅŸti in Romanian) is an underground urban railway network that serves the capital of Romania, Bucharest. ... Status Capital of Romania Mayor Adriean Videanu, Democratic Party, since 2005 Area 228 km² Population (2003) 1,921,751[1] Density 9131. ... European redirects here. ... Bucharest Metro Map The Bucharest Metro (Metroul BucureÅŸti in Romanian) is an underground urban railway network that serves the capital of Romania, Bucharest. ... Metrorex is the Romanian company which runs the Bucharest metro. ... Regia Autonomă de Transport BucureÅŸti is a public transport operator in Bucharest, Romania. ...

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Bucharest Metro

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Bucharest has a fairly extensive subway system consisting of four lines: M1, M2, M3 and M4, and run by Metrorex. In total, the network is 63km long and has 45 stations, with 1.5km average distance between stops. It is one of the fastest ways to get around the city. Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... Wikimedia Commons logo by Reid Beels The Wikimedia Commons (also called Commons or Wikicommons) is a repository of free content images, sound and other multimedia files. ... Bucharest Metro Map The Bucharest Metro (Metroul BucureÅŸti in Romanian) is an underground urban railway network that serves the capital of Romania, Bucharest. ... Metrorex is the Romanian company which runs the Bucharest metro. ...


Surface transport

Long line of RATB trams
Long line of RATB trams

Surface transport in Romania is run by Regia Autonomă de Transport Bucureşti (RATB) and consists of an extensive network of buses, trolleybuses, trams and light metros. The RATB network is one of the most dense in Europe, and the fourth largest on the continent, carrying about 1.7 million passengers daily on 101 bus lines, 30 tram lines, 3 light metro lines and 20 trolleybus lines. At times, however, it does suffer from severe crowding. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (816x322, 55 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Tram Transport in Bucharest Drumul Taberei Wikipedia talk:Romanian Wikipedians notice board/Archive3 ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (816x322, 55 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Tram Transport in Bucharest Drumul Taberei Wikipedia talk:Romanian Wikipedians notice board/Archive3 ... Regia Autonomă de Transport Bucureşti is a public surface transit operator in Bucharest, the capital of Romania. ... Regia Autonomă de Transport Bucureşti is a public surface transit operator in Bucharest, the capital of Romania. ... European redirects here. ...


RATB is a reasonably efficient and a very frequently-used way of getting around Bucharest. As with the Metro, the system is going under a period of renewal. Highlights of the renewal include the introduction of a new light metro service, aside from trams, as well as new rolling stock, especially for trolleybuses.


Buses

See also: List of bus routes in Bucharest
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The RATB bus network is the most dense out of all the transport types in Bucharest. In fact, RATB's advertisements state that one can never be more than five minutes walking distance from a bus stop. There are 116 bus lines (see Bucharest bus routes), most of which operate in the Municipality of Bucharest. However, there are also a few bus lines which provide services to the towns and villages which border Bucharest, in Ilfov county, and whose populations usually commute to Bucharest for work. In mid-2005, the lines that linked the city to the peripheral area were licensed out to independent transportation providers, but in early 2006, they were placed once again under the control of RATB due to a wide range customer complaints about the private operators. This is a list of the 116 bus routes running in Bucharest, Romania, operated by the citys public transport company, RATB as of October 2006. ... Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... Wikimedia Commons logo by Reid Beels The Wikimedia Commons (also called Commons or Wikicommons) is a repository of free content images, sound and other multimedia files. ... Categories: Counties of Romania | Stub | Ilfov | Bucharest ...


Fleet

RATB's bus fleet is made up of more than 1000 vehicles.[1] The fleet is currently in a process of renewal, with the older Ikarus and DAC buses, built before 1989, being phased out of use. In December 2005, RATB completed a contract for 500 new Mercedes Citaro low-floor, wheelchair-accessible buses. The first 12 of these buses were delived in June 2006, with 15 due to be delivered each week from then. As of November 2006, more than 300 Citaro buses have been delivered, currently running on routes 104, 122, 123, 124, 126, 131, 136, 137, 232, 268, 301, 312, 313, 331, 335, 336, 368, 381, 385 and 601. As of November 2006, the fleet is made up of the following models: 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Two Mercedes-Benz Citaro-busses in Arriva-colours at De Punt, The Netherlands. ... June 2006 : ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → June 1, 2006 (Thursday) Extraordinary renditions. ... Route 104 is a bus route in Bucharest, Romania, run by RATB. Since September 2006, all services on the line use Mercedes Citaro vehicles, which are wheelchair-accessible. ... Route 122 is a bus route in Bucharest, Romania, run by RATB. Since July 2006, all services on the line use low-floor Mercedes Citaro vehicles, which are wheelchair-accessible. ... Route 123 is a bus route in Bucharest, Romania, run by RATB. As of September 2006, the route is entirely wheelchair-accessible, using Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro vehicles. ... Route 124 is a bus route in Bucharest, Romania, run by RATB. Category: ... Route 126 is a bus route in Bucharest, Romania, run by RATB. Category: ... Route 131 is a bus route in Bucharest, run by RATB. It currently uses Mercedes Citaro vehicles, and runs from. ... Route 136 is a bus route in Bucharest, run by RATB. Category: ... Route 137 is a bus route in Bucharest, Romania, run by RATB. Since November 2006, all services on the line use low-floor, wheelchair-accessible Mercedes Citaro vehicles. ... Route 232 is a bus route in Bucharest, Romania, run by RATB. Since November 2006, all services on the line use low-floor, wheelchair-accessible Mercedes Citaro vehicles. ... Route 268 is a bus route in Bucharest, Romania, run by RATB. Since September 2006, all services on the line use low-floor, wheelchair-accessible Mercedes Citaro vehicles. ... Route 301 is a bus route in Bucharest, run by RATB. It currently uses Mercedes Citaro vehicles. ... Route 312 is a bus route in Bucharest, run by RATB. Category: ... Route 313 is a bus route in Bucharest, run by RATB. It currently uses Mercedes Citaro vehicles. ... Route 331 is a bus route in Bucharest, Romania, run by RATB. Category: ... Route 335 is a bus route in Bucharest, Romania, run by RATB. Category: ... Route 336 is a bus route in Bucharest, Romania, run by RATB. Since September 2006, all services on the line use low-floor, wheelchair-accessible Mercedes Citaro vehicles. ... Route 368 is a bus route in Bucharest, Romania, run by RATB. Category: ... Route 381 is a bus route in Bucharest, Romania, run by RATB. Category: ... Route 385 is a bus route in Bucharest, Romania, run by RATB. Since October 2006, the route is entirely wheelchair-accessible, using Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro vehicles. ... Route 601 is a bus route in Bucharest, run by RATB. All services on the line currently use Mercedes Citaro vehicles, which are wheelchair-accessible. ...

Trolleybuses

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A typical trolleybus in Bucharest, on line 70
A typical trolleybus in Bucharest, on line 70

Trolleybuses supplement buses on the RATB network, which operates 20 trolleybus lines, mainly on high-usage routes. Trolleybuses were the target of RATB's modernisation plan in the 1990s, and about 75% of the fleet is now made up of modern trolleybuses manufactured by Ikarus, in light blue and yellow livery, which have acoustic station annoucements and digital display screens, similar to those found on the metro network, even though they are not wheelchair-accessible. RATB is also progressively phasing out its old DAC-type stock and replacing it with new Ikarus and Rocar-Autodromo trolleybuses, which also have modern facilities. Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... Wikimedia Commons logo by Reid Beels The Wikimedia Commons (also called Commons or Wikicommons) is a repository of free content images, sound and other multimedia files. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2016x1512, 614 KB) Public trolleybus in Bucharest, Romania (Ikarus type) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Transport in Bucharest Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2016x1512, 614 KB) Public trolleybus in Bucharest, Romania (Ikarus type) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Transport in Bucharest Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added... A trolleybus in Arnhem An electric trolleybus (also known as trolley bus or trackless trolley or simply trolley) is a bus powered by two overhead electric wires, from which the bus draws electricity using two trolley poles. ... See also 1990s, the band The 1990s decade refers to the years from 1990 to 1999, inclusive, sometimes informally including popular culture from the late 1980s and shortly after the year 2000. ... Ikarus type 260. ...


Trams and light metro

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RATB operates a complex system of trams and light metros in the Municipality of Bucharest. Beside tens of tram lines, there are currently three light metro lines (numbered 32, 35 and 41), all of which run in the western part of Bucharest. Light metros use more modern rolling stock than trams and also run on separate designated corridors for faster travel times. The light metro service is expected to be expanded by upgrading existing tram lines to light metro status. The next line to be upgraded is expected to be Line 21. Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... Wikimedia Commons logo by Reid Beels The Wikimedia Commons (also called Commons or Wikicommons) is a repository of free content images, sound and other multimedia files. ...


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CFR Trains

Bucharest is served by a commuter railway network operated by CFR, the Romanian national railways. Although commuter trains no longer serve national routes, commuter train services are bad to say the least. "Personal" commuter trains are extremely slow (a 60 km route is completed in 2 hours), uncomfortable, sometimes filthy, and hard to come by even for a local, as they operate either from the main station, Gara de Nord or from 6 other stations, some of which small and obscure (Gara Basarab, Gara Obor, Gara Chitila, Gara Progresu, Gara Titan and Gara Pantelimon). They are meant to service major factories and industrial platforms with workers, and generally run early in the morning and in the afternoon. Commuter trains currently run to Olteniţa, Giurgiu, Urziceni, Lehliu Gară and Titu. These are not meant to be used for travelling for the whole route, but only from a close-by village to the city. There are also weekend tourist trains from Bucharest to Snagov, starting either at Gara de Nord or Gara Baneasa. Căile Ferate Române is the official designation of the state railway carrier of Romania. ... View of tracks entering Bucharests Gara de Nord, 2002 Gara de Nord (North Station in Romanian) is the main railway station in Bucharest and the largest railway station in Romania. ... County CălăraÅŸi County Status Municipality Mayor Costinel Milescu, Peoples Action, since 2004 Population (2000) 31,434 Geographical coordinates , OlteniÅ£a () is a city in Romania in the CălăraÅŸi County on the left bank of the ArgeÅŸ River where its waters reach the Danube... County Giurgiu County Status County capital Mayor Lucian Iliescu, National Liberal Party, since 2000 Population (2002) 73,586 Geographical coordinates , Web site http://www. ... Urziceni is a city in Ialomiţa county, Romania, with a population of 17,089. ... County DâmboviÅ£a County Status Town Mayor Ilie Dinu, Social Democratic Party, since 2004 Area 42. ... Ilfov county with Snagov commune highlighted Snagov (population: 7,000) is a commune located 40 km north of Bucharest in Ilfov county, Romania. ...


There are no urban trains (similar to RER lines in Paris) in Bucharest, even though a commuter ring railway in currently in construction around Bucharest, to supplement the Bucharest Metro. The RER (Réseau Express Régional, IPA , Regional Express Network) is an urban rail network in Paris and its agglomeration. ... Bucharest Metro Map The Bucharest Metro (Metroul Bucureşti in Romanian) is an underground urban railway network that serves the capital of Romania, Bucharest. ...


See also Căile Ferate Române The CFR headquarters in Bucharest, Romania Căile Ferate Române (Romanian Railways, abbreviated as CFR) is the official designation of the state railway carrier of Romania. ...


Road network

The city's municipal road network is centred around a series of high-capacity boulevards (6 to 10 lanes), which generally radiate out from the city centre to the outskirts and are arranged in geographical axes (principally north-south, east-west and northwest-southeast). The principal and thus most congested boulevards are Calea Victoriei, Bulevardul Unirii and Mihai Bravu Boulevard, which is the longest in Bucharest and forms a sort of semicircle around the northeastern part of the old district. The city also has two ring roads, one internal (Mihai Bravu is part of it) and one external, which are mainly used for cars that bypass the city as well as trucks, which aren't allowed in the city centre. Aside from the main roads, the city also has a number of secondary roads, which connect the main boulevards. In the historical city centre, particularly the Lipscani area, many streets are cobbled and are classified as pedestrian zones. Calea Victoriei in 1935. ... Lipscani rooftops; looking north on Str. ...

A busy Bucharest boulevard at night
A busy Bucharest boulevard at night

The city's roads are usually very crowded during rush hours, due to an increase in car ownership in recent years. Every day, there are more than one million vehicles travelling within the city limits.[2] This has resulted in wearing of the upper layer of tarmac on many of roads in Bucharest, particularly secondary roads which are now used in an equal amount, this being identified as one of Bucharest's main infrastructural problems. The pothole problem is notorious enough to have inspired a song by the band Taxi with a chorus "Cratere ca-n Bucureşti, nici pe luna nu gaseşti!" ("Craters like in Bucharest you won't even find on the moon").[3] However, in recent years, there has been a comprehensive effort on behalf of the City Hall to boost improvement of road infrastructure, mainly by resurfacing and widening roads, and repairing footpaths. According to the City Hall's development plan, nearly 2000 roads are expected to be rehabilited by 2008.[4] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 433 KB) Bucharest, Romania, at night. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 433 KB) Bucharest, Romania, at night. ... Pothole can also be the sport of exploring vertical caves as a synonym of caving The city of Los Angeles is famous for its large potholes. ... Taxi are a Romanian pop-rock band. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Bucharest is one of the principal junctions of Romania's national road network, which links the city to all of Romania's major cities as well as to neighbouring countries such as Hungary, Bulgaria and Ukraine. Romania's two motorways currently in operation, the A1 and the A2 which links the capital with the country's ports and seaside resorts on the Black Sea. Romanias Road Network Public roads in Romania are ranked according to importance and traffic as follows: motorways (autostradă - pl. ... The A1 freeway (Autostrada A1 in Romanian) is a 113-kilometre motorway linking Bucharest, the capital of Romania, with Piteşti, a city in Argeş county, Romania. ... The construction of the A2 romanian highway between Bucharest and Constanţa began in the communist era during Nicolae Ceauşescus regime. ... Map of the Black Sea. ...


Sea transport

Although it is situated on the banks of a river, Bucharest has never functioned as a port city, with other Romanian cities such as Constanţa and Brăila acting as the country's main ports. However, the Danube-Bucharest Canal, which is 73 km long, is currently in construction and is around 60% completed. When finished, the canal will link Bucharest to the Danube River and, via the Danube-Black Sea Canal, to the Black Sea. This transport corridor is expected to be a significant component of the city's transport infrastructure and increase sea traffic by a large margin. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... County Brăila County Status County capital Mayor Constantin Sever Cibu, National Liberal Party, since 2004 Population (2002) 216,929 Geographical coordinates Web site http://www. ... The Danube-Bucharest Canal is a 73 kilometers-long canal project that is supposed to link Bucharest, Romania to the Danube via ArgeÅŸ River. ... Length 2,888 km Elevation of the source 1,078 m Average discharge 30 km before Passau: 580 m³/s Vienna: 1,900 m³/s Budapest: 2,350 m³/s just before Delta: 6,500 m³/s Area watershed 817,000 km² Origin Black Forest (Schwarzwald-Baar, Baden- Württemberg... The Danube-Black Sea Canal is a canal in Romania which runs from Cernavodă on the Danube to Agigea (southern arm) and Năvodari (northern arm) on the Black Sea. ... Map of the Black Sea. ...


Notes

  1. ^ (Romanian) Parc autobuze RATB (RATB bus fleet), BucureştiTransport (fan site by Dr2005)
  2. ^ Governing programme of Adriean Videanu, General Mayor of Bucharest
  3. ^ Simona Tudorache, Taxi a iesit cu Politica in strada, Curierul Naţional, 23 October 2004.
  4. ^ Rehabilitation of Urban Roads, Phase II, from the site of the General Mayor of Bucharest, Adriean Videanu

October 23 is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Adriean Videanu is the current mayor of Bucharest, Romania. ...

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Bucharest: Weather and Much More from Answers.com (6134 words)
Bucharest is situated in the south eastern corner of the Romanian Plain, in an area once covered by the Vlăsiei forest, which, after it was cleared, gave way to a fertile flatland.
Bucharest's history alternated periods of development and decline from the early settlements of the Antiquity and until its consolidation as capital of Romania late in the 19th century.
Bucharest's population experienced two phases of rapid growth, the first in the late 19th century, when the city grew in importance and size, and the second during the Communist period, when a massive urbanisation campaign was launched and many people migrated from rural areas to the capital.
transport in Bucharest: Information from Answers.com (1406 words)
Bucharest is served by a commuter railway network operated by CFR, the Romanian national railways.
Bucharest is one of the principal junctions of Romania's national road network, which links the city to all of Romania's major cities as well as to neighbouring countries such as Hungary, Bulgaria and Ukraine.
This transport corridor is expected to be a significant component of the city's transport infrastructure and increase sea traffic by a large margin.
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