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First phase of the construction of metro D in Prague approved

The construction of a new fourth metro line in Prague, which will be marked by “D” letter and blue colour, will begin by the section from Pankrác to the Olbrachtova station. Supervisory board of the Prague Public Transit Company (DPP) has approved the construction variant, thanks to which it is not necessary to wait for purchase of land for the entire route, which will accelerate the metro construction. DPP’s decision is supported by the management of the capital city of Prague, the Prague mayor Adriana Krnáčová welcomes the effort to accelerate the construction of the metro.

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Prague moving closer to driverless metro

By 2022, driverless trains could be running in the Czech capital. Metroprojekt has been awarded a EUR 16 million contract to prepare the design study for the future driverless metro Line D in Prague.

The Metro Line D will begin by intersecting with the A Line of the existing metro system at Náměstí Míru and also intersect with the C Line at Pankrác. In total, the new line will have 10 stations and end at Depo Písnice in the southern part of the city.

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Sustainable urban mobility in Romania: A work in progress

Discouraging increased car use in Romania’s large cities is one of the biggest challenges that urban mobility faces. With many arguing that the obvious solution is a high quality and efficient public transportation network, concerted measures are needed to improve the public transportation and disincentivise the use of private vehicles in favour of more sustainable means of transport.

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ROMANIA: 2.53 billion up for grabs in railway and metro infrastructure financing call

The Ministry of European Funds launched on 30 May a financing call for infrastructure development projects for road, rail and metro worth EUR 5.8 billion. The projects will be implemented within the framework of the Operational Programme Large Infrastructure 2014-2020.

Financing can be received both for phased projects (which have not been completed by the end of 2015) and new projects, the latter taking priority according to the sectoral strategic planning documents. Financing demands can be submitted between 1 June 2016 and 31 December 2018.

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