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    North Macedonia approves line towards the Albanian border

    2020-09-30T06:00:00Z

    NORTH MACEDONIA: A proposal to extend the 103 km Skopje – Kičevo line 62·6 km southwards to Struga as the first phase of a railway corridor to Albania was appoved by the government on September 22. The Ministry of Finance will now seek €426m of funding ...

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    North Macedonia: Creating a railway crossroads

    2020-04-17T08:23:00Z

    Policymakers in North Macedonia are fostering enhanced links to neighbouring countries, while investment in Chinese rolling stock is improving the quality of local passenger and freight services. Žrsmt Director-General Orhan Murtezani and Fleet Director Petar Batalakov explain the national operator’s priorities to Toma Bačić.

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    EBRD funding for Macedonian railway project

    2018-12-24T11:00:00Z

    MACEDONIA: An agreement providing a further €68·6m of European Union co-financing for the second phase of a planned rail link between Macedonia and Bulgaria was signed in Skopje on December 14. The latest grant will be used to co-finance the construction of the 34 km Beljakovce – Kriva Palanka section ...

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    Tendering underway for Phase 2 of Macedonia – Bulgaria link

    2018-08-10T13:00:00Z

    MACEDONIA: Companies have been invited to prequalify for a contract to complete Phase 2 of the planned rail link from Kumanovo to the Bulgarian border, which is being developed as part of Pan-European Corridor VIII from the Adriatic to the Black Sea. Phase 1 covers reinstatement of the 31 km ...

  • MŽ Transport has awarded CRRC Zhuzhou an €8m contract to supply four electric locomotives.
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    Macedonian operator orders Chinese locomotives

    2017-01-12T10:11:00Z

    MACEDONIA: National freight and passenger operator MŽ Transport has awarded Chinese manufacturer CRRC Zhuzhou an €8m contract to supply four electric locomotives. Speaking at the signing ceremony on January 10, MŽ Transport CEO Nikola Kostov said the TSI-compliant 25 kV 50 Hz locomotives would offer European and world standards of ...

  • Loko Trans plans to invest €20m to establish a logistics centre in Skopje.
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    Loko Trans to develop Skopje rail hub

    2016-11-24T06:00:00Z

    MACEDONIA: Czech freight operator and rolling stock maintenance company Loko Trans is to invest €20m to establish a logistics centre in Skopje to serve the Balkan region. This will include facilities for rolling stock maintenance and repair, as well as freight transhipment, warehousing and a customs office. Construction is expected ...

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    CRRC rolls out its first passenger train for Europe

    2015-07-09T09:49:00Z

    MACEDONIA: Minister of Transport & Communications Minister Vlado Misajlovski visited Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive’s plant on July 7 to see the roll out of the first passenger trainsets to be produced by China’s CRRC for a European customer. Misajlovski said two 25 kV 50 Hz electric multiple-units are expected to arrive ...

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    MerMec awarded Macedonian ETCS contract

    2015-05-06T08:05:00Z

    MACEDONIA: German engineering company Wiebe has awarded MerMec a contract to design, supply and commission signalling and telecoms for the rehabilitation of the 32 km Kumanovo – Beljakovtse line. The contract announced on April 24 includes the supply of electronic interlockings, centralised train control and ETCS Level 1 trackside equipment, ...

  • CSR Zhuzhou is to supply four diesel and two electric multiple-units to MZ Transport.
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    CSR Zhuzhou signs Macedonian multiple-unit contract

    2014-06-26T11:08:00Z

    MACEDONIA: A contract for CSR Zhuzhou to supply four diesel and two electric multiple-units to national operator MZ Transport was signed in Skopje on June 24. Chinese rolling stock group CSR said the contract was its first to supply passenger rolling stock in Europe. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in ...

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    Macedonian railway reinstatement contract

    2014-02-07T07:00:00Z

    MACEDONIA: Work is set to start in March to reinstate the 31 km Kumanovo – Beljakovce line as the initial phase of a long-planned railway between Kumanovo and Deve Bair on the Bulgarian border, after infrastructure manager MZ Infra and Wiebe signed a €39·8m contract during December. The route forms ...

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    Skopje calls tenders for tram line

    2014-01-06T16:00:00Z

    MACEDONIA: The City of Skopje has launched a new tendering process for a public-private partnership concession to design, finance, build, operate and maintain a light rail line in the capital. The planned 12·1 km double-track Line 1 from Novo Lisice to Gjorce Petrov would require a minimum of 22 ...

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    Macedonian Railways launches fleet renewal programme

    2012-06-14T04:00:00Z

    MACEDONIA: National train operator MZ Transport has announced details of a planned fleet renewal programme. Tenders are to be called in the third quarter of 2012 for the supply of up to four three-car diesel multiple-units, two three-car electric multiple-units, 150 wagons, the rehabilitation of three electric locomotives and the ...

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    Corridor X in Macedonia to be upgraded

    2012-04-11T13:21:00Z

    MACEDONIA: A joint venture of Austrian firm Alpine Construction and its German partner HF Wiebe has been awarded a track renewal contract under a €17·6m programme to modernise the section of Pan-European Corridor X which runs north-south through Macedonia. The contract is worth €7m and covers the 13·3 km between ...