On the Sofia Metro system the original rolling stock for Lines 1 and 2 was built by Metrovagonmarsh at Mytishchi near Moscow. The initial train sets are designated Type 81-717/714, a design that dates back to around 1990. A recent refurbishment program (2023/2024) on a selected number of these units has seen a substantial change to the exterior appearance of these trains. Captured in original condition Set No. 1012 of the Russian design pulls into Mladost 1 station heading westbound with a service towards the city centre on 14th June 2016. An interesting comparison can be made with images of the refurbished stock that were taken in March 2024.
Stephen Ginn       


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