Metro Bucharest L5
Metro Bucharest L5
Bucharest Metro Line 5 is a new underground subway metro being constructed by Societatea Comerciala de Transport cu Metroul (Metrorex), a metro operating company in Romania. The 17.7km-long underground metro will operate from Drumul Taberei in the south-west zone of Bucharest to Pentelimon in the eastern side through twin track tunnels.
Metro Line 5 constitutes phase IV of the Bucharest metro modernisation project and is considered as an extension of the existing underground metro network. It will be constructed in two sections. Contracts for Section 1, which is also known as Raul Doamnei-Eroilor, were awarded in March 2011. Construction commenced in the second quarter of 2011.
Section 1 is a 9km-long route from Drumul Taberei to Universitate and constitutes a part of the short-term plans (2008-2012) of the metro expansion plan. Section 2 will be an 8.7km-long route from Universitate to Pentelimon and will be a part of the medium-term plan of 2013-2020.
The contract for section 1 was awarded to a consortium of Spain-based Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas (FCC), Italy-based Astaldi and local Romanian companies AB Construct and ACM Delta.
The contract is valued at €267m ($372m) and involves performing of civil engineering work to build the line and stations on the route and restoring the surface roads affected by construction.
Section 1 involves construction of two underground parallel tunnels each of 5.7m-diameter and 4.85km-long. A third tunnel measuring 260m-long will be excavated to link Metro Lines 1 and 5 at Eroilor station. A total of 240,000m³ of earth and rock will be excavated to construct the tunnels.
The construction is expected to last for about 25 months under the supervision of Systra.
The initial 6.1km section will have nine underground stations located 15m-20m below the ground level.