New subway cars will be used on the Syretsko-Pecherska line, a new section of which will connect the downtown area with the Vynohradar residential district.
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Chief Spokesman for Eastern Europe, Caucasus, Central Asia at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Anton Usov says the EBRD Board of Directors has approved a EUR 50 million loan for the Kyiv Metro subway to buy rolling stock.
"The EBRD Board has today approved a EUR 50 million loan to the Kyiv Metro for the procurement of metro cars to be used in the extended metro line to Vynohradar," he wrote on Facebook on March 25.
The project is expected to be signed before the end of the second quarter of 2020, he added.
As UNIAN reported earlier, the EBRD in July 2019 announced plans to lend EUR 50 million to the Kyiv Metro, a municipally owned subway system, for the purchase of 50 cars for the new subway line.
The Kyiv Metro on November 20, 2018, concluded an agreement with PJSC Kyivmetrobud (Kyiv), which won a tender via the ProZorro public e-procurement system to build a subway section that will extend the Syretsko-Pecherska line from the Syrets subway station to the Vynohradar residential area in Kyiv's Podil district.
The estimated budget of the project is UAH 5.993 billion (US$214.3 million). According to the feasibility study, the construction of four stations on the new section of the subway line to Vynohradar was approved: two of them in the first stage of construction and one station in the second and third stages each (the Marshal Grechko and Vynohradar subway stations).
On January 22, Kyivmetrobud CEO Kostiantyn Salii said the completion of the Syretsko-Pecherska line had been postponed for eight months.
As part of the first stage, it was planned to build two stations at the section of almost 4 km long, namely the Mostytska and Prospekt Pravdy subway stations, with further extension of the Syretsko-Pecherska line. It was expected that the construction would last until 2021.
UNIAN memo. The EBRD is a leading institutional investor in Ukraine and to date has committed more than EUR 14.54 billion in over 460 projects to the country.