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    Ukraine – Moldova rail link reinstated ahead of schedule

    2022-08-22T11:22:00Z

    EUROPE: The reinstated 23 km railway linking Berezyne in Ukraine to Basarabeasca in Moldova was reopened on August 22. The line provides a rail connection from the Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi – Izmail line in the southern part of Odesa oblast to the River Danube port of Reni, transiting ...

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    Gauge conversion and new routes added to TEN-T revision proposal

    2022-07-29T07:00:00Z

    EUROPE: The European Commission’s proposals to revise the TEN-T Regulation have been amended in the light of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, with routes to Ukraine and Moldova added, Russia and Belarus removed, and a requirement for 1 435 mm gauge on TEN-T routes added.

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    LTG Cargo signs Kazakh co-operation agreements

    2022-06-22T10:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: The Lithuanian national railway’s freight business LTG Cargo has signed its first co-operation agreements in Kazakhstan, as part of its strategy of expanding, diversifying and developing routes between Asia and Europe which avoid Russia. A co-operation agreement with the KTZ Express intermodal subsidiary of Kazakhstan’s ...

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    Moldovan railway modernisation gets underway

    2022-05-20T11:25:00Z

    MOLDOVA: National railway Calea Ferată din Moldova officially launched work to modernise the 233 km Bender (Tighina) – Basarabeasca – Giurgiulești line on May 18. This will remove weight and speed restrictions, increasing the line speed to 120 km/h for passenger trains and 90 km/h for ...

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    Romania rehabilitates rail links to Ukraine

    2022-05-09T09:58:00Z

    ROMANIA: Additional tracks have been rehabilitated and brought back into use at Vicșani on the border with Ukraine, providing a total of seven 1 520 mm gauge and six 1 435 mm gauge tracks to increase capacity and reduce transhipment times. The Ministry of Transport has ...

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    Moldova: Looking to a better future

    2022-01-25T10:30:00Z

    With European investment being channelled into infrastructure and rolling stock renewals, plans are in place for structural reform of Moldova’s state-owned railway. Toma Bačić investigates.

  • Moldova's CFM takes delivery of Wabtec TE33AC locomotives
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    EBRD finances Moldovan rail corridor upgrade

    2021-10-08T08:43:00Z

    MOLDOVA: The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development has provided national railway operator Calea Ferată din Moldova with a €23·5m loan to finance rehabilitation of the line running south from Bender to Căuşeni, Basarabeasca, Etulia and Giurgiuleşti on the Romanian border. Minister of Infrastructure & Regional ...

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    Modern locomotives on the way to Moldova

    2020-07-03T14:07:00Z

    MOLDOVA: The first six of 12 TE33AC diesel locomotives which national railway CFM ordered from GE Transportation, now Wabtec, in 2018 are currently being delivered from the LKZ factory at Nur-Sultan in Kazakhstan. The TE33AC locomotives for CFM have a 12-cylinder ...

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    €2bn TEN-T rail action plan for Eastern Partnership countries

    2019-01-30T10:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: The European Commission and the World Bank have co-authored an Indicative trans-European Transport Network Investment Action Plan which identifies priority projects to boost connectivity and economic growth in the Eastern Partnership countries of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. The projects include 4 800 km of new or ...

  • Moldovan Railways has named GE Transportation as the winner of a contract to supply 12 locomotives.
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    GE Transportation wins Moldovan locomotive contract

    2018-11-06T16:48:16Z

    MOLDOVA: National railway CFM has named GE Transportation as the winner of a contract to supply 12 locomotives for use on passenger and freight services. The 2 982 kW diesel locomotives are scheduled to be delivered from early 2020. The order announced November 6 is worth €45m, including modernisation ...

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    Chișinău expands battery trolleybus fleet

    2018-05-13T07:00:00Z

    MOLDOVA: Chișinău trolleybus operator RTEC introduced a second route to the airport on May 7 when it launched Route 31 between the city centre and Sîngera in the southeast. Battery trolleybuses operate the 17·5 km route, as 11 km does not have overhead wires. The city has introduced five ...

  • The European Investment Bank has signed its first loan for the Moldovan railway sector.
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    First EIB loan for Moldovan Railways

    2016-10-04T10:00:00Z

    MOLDOVA: The European Investment Bank signed its first loan for the Moldovan railway sector on September 26, providing €50m towards a programme which includes infrastructure rehabilitation and the acquisition of 11 mixed traffic Stage IIIB compliant diesel locomotives to replace outdated locomotives. The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development is ...

  • Moldova's national railway CFM has put refurbished diesel multiple-units into service on the route from Chișinău to Iași in Romania.
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    Moldova enhances cross-border links

    2015-10-28T07:00:00Z

    MOLDOVA: National railway CFM has put refurbished diesel multiple-units into service on the route from Chișinău to Iași in Romania, and has signed an agreement with Ukrainian Railways for the reinstatement of the line from the border town of Basarabeasca to Berezyne in Ukraine. Five 1 520 mm gauge ...

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    EBRD to fund CFM modernisation

    2014-11-14T11:20:00Z

    MOLDOVA: The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development is to provide €52·5m to support the reform and modernisation of state railway Calea Ferată din Moldova, under an agreement signed in Chișinău on November 14 by Prime Minister Iurie Leancă and EBRD’s Director for Transport, Sue Barrett. Faced with an ageing ...

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    EBRD supports mixed-gauge rail terminal

    2013-01-14T07:00:00Z

    MOLDOVA: The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development is providing a US$12m loan to finance the construction of a rail terminal with 1 435 mm and 1 520 mm gauge tracks at Danube Logistics' Giurgiulesti International Free Port. Located where Moldova, Romania and Ukraine meet at the confluence of the ...