Mayor of Sofia Yordanka Fandakova and representatives of Sofia Municipality accepted the new Tunnel Boring Machine for the third metro diameter of the Sofia Metro
The Mayor of Sofia Yordanka Fandakova and representatives of Sofia Municipality attended the ceremony in the Bavarian town of Schwangau where the unique machine was manufactured.
It weighs 1 600 tonnes and is called Vitosha. It will be disassembled and transported to Bulgaria by several ships along the Danube river ships to the Port of Lom. The Tunnel Boring Machine will arrive in Sofia by the end of the month and will start operating in February next year. It is expected to excavate 7 km of tunnels – from garage Zemlyane to Sofia Theatre.
The route of Sofia Third Metroline crosses the city from Botevgradsko Shose Blvd, through Vladimir Vazov Blvd, central city part, Krasno selo residential area to Ovcha Kupel residential area. The length of the third metro diameter is 16 km with 16 metro stations.
Infraproject Consult Ltd is a partner in the association of consulting engineers for construction supervision.
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