Sofia Central Railway Station becomes an intermodal terminal within 3 years

By 2024, there will be a renovated building, new tracks and modern signaling and telecommunications systems

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In about 3 years, Sofia Central Railway Station will become a modern passenger intermodal terminal. It will have a renovated reception building, new tracks and modern signaling and telecommunications systems. The project, which is currently underway, should be completed by 2024. This was stated by the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Georgi Todorov, who made a surprise inspection of the site. According to him, after what has been seen, the repairs are progressing at a good pace.

The contractor informed the Minister of Transport that the complete renovation of the tracks of the station is currently being worked on, and the activities in the area of ​​Voluyak railway station are expected to start soon. Within the same project, the 10-kilometer railway line from Sofia to Voluyak will be repaired and new signaling and telecommunications systems will be introduced. The construction of two new railway stations in Voluyak and Obelya is also envisaged. Obelya railway station will connect with the Sofia metro, which will greatly facilitate all travelers from Western Bulgaria to the capital.

During his visit to the station, Minister Todorov also got acquainted with the work of the dispatch center for train traffic management. "This is where the coordination between the carriers and the dispatch centers in the country takes place. It manages the movement of all trains, incl. passenger, freight and international ", explained the Deputy General Director of the National Railway Infrastructure Company, Eng. Biser Minchev.

A curious fact from the history of Sofia Central Railway Station is that the first locomotive that arrived at the station in the distant 1887 traveled in the direction Sofia-Voluyak. At this moment the railway station is lit with gas lamps, and the traffic is monitored with Morse code devices.

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