Sighi?oara station.

ROMANIA: Infrastructure manager CFR-SA has awarded a consortium of Alstom, Alcatel Lucent Romania and Pas 97 Impex a 498m leu contract to equip the 170 km Simeria – Coşlariu – Sighișoara line with ETCS Level 2 and GSM-R. This forms part of a 40-month modernisation project which is intended to increase speeds on the route from 120 km/h to 160 km/h.

Consortium leader Alstom values its share of the contract at €100m, including the provision of its Atlas 200 ETCS technology and the supply of a Coradia Polyvalent electro-diesel multiple-unit which will be used for testing.

‘Passengers will not only appreciate the increased speed and the enhanced comfort on the upgraded section, but also the design and the capabilities of the test train, showing what could be the solution for future passenger transportation needs in the country’, explained Gabriel Stanciu, Managing Director of Alstom Transport in Romania.