An initial agreement for upgrading Cuba's rail network has been signed by RZD International.

CUBA: An agreement for the rehabilitation and upgrading of the rail network was signed by national railway Unión Ferrocarriles de Cuba and Russian Railways subsidiary RZD International on September 21, during a meeting in Moscow of the Russian-Cuban Intergovernmental Commission for Economic, Commercial, Scientific & Technological Co-operation.

The document sets out the main conditions of a planned €1·9bn contract, which the two parties expect to sign by the end of the year once the details have been finalised.

  • On September 21 Transmashholding announced that it had signed a €135m contract to supply 28 four-car air-conditioned DMUs and spare parts to Cuba in 2018-21.