Bucuresti metro.

ROMANIA: Bucuresti metro operator Metrorex has awarded a joint venture of Italian firm Astaldi (40%) and three local companies a €164m contract to design and build a 2 km extension of Line 4 from Parc Bazilescu to Straulesti.

The extension will be constructed using a TBM, with work scheduled to begin by the end of the year and take 30 months to complete. There will be one intermediate station at Laminorului.

Astaldi is currently building the initial section of the future Line 5 under a separate contract worth €215m.