Sofia to get govt funding for final payment for purchase of subway trains

Sofia to get govt funding for final payment for purchase of subway trains

Bulgaria's government said on Wednesday that it has decided to allocate 20 million levs ($12.1 million/10.2 million euro) to Sofia's budget, intended to finance the final installment due under a contract for the purchase of 10 subway trains.

The funds will also be used for the supply and installation of platform screen doors on Sofia's subway lines 1 and 2, the government said in a statement following its weekly meeting.

Last year, Metropolitan, the municipality-owned company operating the underground railway system in Sofia, signed an agreement to buy 10 new Siemens trains for a total of 88 million levs.

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