subway, light rail
The Bucarest subway opened in 1979. It's 4 lines cover 69.25 km and serve 48 stations. With the exception of the Berceni station, all lines are underground.
A 6 km, 10 station Line 5 is in the late planning stages due to open in 2014. Line 6 will be a 16 km, 19 station metro that will serve a number of communities including the airport. Work is expected to begin in mid 2012 and is in the early planning stages.
As you can see, Bucarest metro cars are some of the finest in Europe. Photo by Davin Ellicson
Operating authority METROREX (Regia Autonoma de Exploatarea Metrolul)
BucharestSubway Home Page
Unoffical Home Page
RATBofficial home page
New Metrorex Official Home Page
Great tram photos from the LRTA gallery
Light Rail and Streetcar
How people ride trams in Romania
Bucarest's tram network, according to the Metrorex official home page, consists of over 500 km of street running and interurban operations.
Drawings of the rolling stock
Image links from the MercurioGallery
Some great shotscourtesy of Christopher Rivituso
Though many small Romanian towns cannot afford a metro, the central government helps out by "trucking in" metros.. Above is the new motorized above ground line which serves Dracula's castle, the local Walmart and the house of the village idiot.