Obor metro station

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Obor
Metro obor bucharest ro.jpg
Location Rond Obor,
Sector 2, Bucharest
Romania
Coordinates 44°27′00″N 26°07′27″E / 44.44991°N 26.12417°E / 44.44991; 26.12417Coordinates: 44°27′00″N 26°07′27″E / 44.44991°N 26.12417°E / 44.44991; 26.12417
Platforms Side platforms
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type Underground
History
Opened August 1989
Services
Preceding station   Bucharest Metro   Following station
toward Dristor
Line M1
toward Republica

Obor is a metro station in Bucharest, located next to one of the largest open-air markets in Bucharest, Obor. The station was closed for over 10 months, until May 25, 2008, for refurbishment and in order to facilitate the building of a new overground passage for the tram above ground. This station is painted in blue, with pillars separating the two parts of the station. It is currently served by the M1 line. Connections with RATB services are 1, 21, 46 (trams), 330 and 335 (buses).

The current station was built in 1979 once with the completion of the Obor underpass. Before 1989 a tram line used to run where the current station is located, integrating a tram stop in the underpass. After the construction of the metro the tram tracks were moved above, and in 2008 they were separated from the road, at the same time when the metro station was closed.

Inside the Obor metro station

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