Metropolitan Sofia has released the first photos and 12 videos of the new subway stations of Line 3. The newly built stops will gradually be put into operation by the end of the summer. Currently, Siemens is proceeding with the testing of the trains and the security systems in the section between Krasno Selo, Bulgaria Blvd., The Medical Academy, The National Palace of Culture, Odeon Cinemateque Cinema and Orlov Most.
You can watch the videos of the new metro stations here.
Photos of the new line have also been published on the Facebook page of the Sofia Metro:
A project for the transformation of Saborna Street, located between Sveta Nedelya Square and the City Garden will open a new pedestrian space in Sofia. The proposal will be submitted for consideration to the Sofia Municipal Council. The plan is part of the policy of Sofia Municipality to increase the number of pedestrian routes in Sofia. Car-free pedestrian areas are also among the critical measures and recommendations in the “Sofia – a city for the people” report by the Danish professor arch. Jan Gehl, who advised Sofia on improving its urban environment.
The designation of Saborna Street as a pedestrian-only street will allow Sofia’s citizens and guests to comfortably and safely view all the historical landmarks located along the street or in the neighborhood. You can find the presentation of the project for the transformation of Saborna Street between Sveta Nedelya Square and the City Garden here.
Sofia will have its first food park – Quartal – which is opening this month. More than ten stands will offer quality food, demonstrations, and various culinary experiences in an area of over 3000 sq.m. The cultural program in the park – concerts, movies, stand-up comedy, and other events will have open access.
The food park is located on 69 Cherni Vrah Blvd., near Vitosha Metro Station, and is planned to be open all year round. The maintenance and stay in the “Quartal” space will comply with all safety requirements related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A new volleyball hall with about 2,000 seats is expected to be completed in October. The facility is located next to Sofia Ring Road in the Mladost area.
The sports hall is a private investment over an area of 5000 sq. m, and is located near a new sports complex under construction, next to “Business Park Sofia” and the nearby metro station. Thus, the hall will be close to a swimming pool, a children’s pool, and the largest cross-fit gym in Eastern Europe.