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  • EIB Global invests €41m in railway infrastructure rehabilitation in Moldova (Photo EIB)

    Moldova railway rehabilitation loan signed


    MOLDOVA: The government has signed a €41·2m loan agreement with the European Investment Bank’s development finance arm EIB Global to finance rehabilitation of the Vălcineț – Ungheni – Chișinău – Căinari rail corridor. Along with a €12m EU grant announced earlier this year, this will improve ...

  • Map of the 1 435 mm gauge ‘backbone’ proposed to integrate the rail networks in Ukraine and Moldova with those in the European Union.

    Standard gauge railway ‘backbone’ proposed for Ukraine and Moldova


    EUROPE: The construction of a 1 435 mm gauge railway ‘backbone’ has been proposed as part of a strategy for closer integration of the rail networks in Ukraine and Moldova with those of the European Union.

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    Moldova gets access to Connecting Europe Facility transport funding


    MOLDOVA: The government has signed an agreement with the European Commission enabling Moldovan promoters to apply for Connecting Europe Facility funding to support projects of common interest in the transport, energy and digital sectors. Moldovan authorities and companies will be able to apply for co-funding under ...

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    Moldovan rail upgrades to handle Ukrainian export traffic


    MOLDOVA: The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development has approved a €23m crisis response loan which national railway CFM will use to part-finance the modernisation of two sections of railway for use by Ukrainian transit traffic. The total cost of the work to increase capacity and ...

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    Standard gauge to Ukraine and Moldova could benefit the whole world, says EIB


    EUROPE: The European Investment Bank has begun a pre-feasibility study looking at the development of standard gauge cross-border links to connect the Ukrainian and Moldovan rail networks with the Trans-European Transport Network.

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    Ukraine – Moldova rail link reinstated ahead of schedule


    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 ...

  • TEN-T Corridors July 2022 proposed revision

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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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

    EBRD finances Moldovan rail corridor upgrade


    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


    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 4 ...

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


    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.

    GE Transportation wins Moldovan locomotive contract


    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


    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.

    First EIB loan for Moldovan Railways


    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.

    Moldova enhances cross-border links


    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


    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


    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 ...