ROMANIA: Porr Construct has been awarded a €97m EU-financed contract to rehabilitate the direct line from București to Giurgiu, which has been out of use since the Grădiștea Bridge over the River Arges collapsed during flooding in 2005.

Since then trains between the capital and Giurgiu on the Bulgarian border have been forced to take a longer route via Videle. The reopening of the line is expected to significantly improve freight operations on Pan-European Corridor IX.

The 30-month design and build project includes the renewal of four bridges, track works, signalling modernisation and station repairs.