The study says the new line would create an efficient transport system, reduce the impact on the environment, improve the safety of Bucharest’s transport system, reduce the load on Line 2 by increasing the capacity of public transport along the north - south corridor, and improve the accessibility of public transport in areas with high population density in the southern part of Bucharest.


The new section, which would connect Straulesti Lake, North Railway Station and Progress Station, would have around 14 stations and a depot, and cost an estimated €1.1bn.

The feasibility study is due to be completed in the second part of 2019. The two studies are financed by the Swiss-Romanian Cooperation Programme.