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    Sighișoara – Brașov route modernisation contract awarded

    2020-09-23T10:36:00Z

    ROMANIA: National railway CFR SA has awarded the Asocierea RailWorks consortium of Alstom and civil and railway works partners Aktor, Arcada and Euroconstruct the Lot 2 Caţa – Apaţa contract to modernise a 28 km section of the 128 km Sighișoara – Brașov route. Consortium leader ...

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    Bucuresti opens fifth metro line

    2020-09-16T15:26:00Z

    ROMANIA: The first section of București metro Line M5 was formally inaugurated on September 15, with a ceremony at Eroilor station attended by President Klaus Iohannis, Prime Minister Ludovic Orban, and Minister of Transport Lucian Bode.

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    Romanian-Chinese consortium wins disputed contract to supply 100 trams

    2020-08-14T05:00:00Z

    ROMANIA: A consortium of Astra Vagoane Călători and CRRC has been declared the winner of an 846m lei contract to supply 100 trams to București. Turkish company Durmazlar had been named preferred bidder in December 2019, but the losing consortium submitted a complaint to the Court ...

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    Tatra-Yug wins second tram export order

    2020-08-10T05:00:00Z

    ROMANIA: Tatra-Yug has won a 170m lei contract to supply 17 low-floor trams to Craiova, beating bids from Polish company Pesa and Turkey’s Durmazlar and Bozankaya. Tatra-Yug’s bid of 136m lei was adjudged best value, with other offers coming in at 147m lei (Bozankaya), 156m lei ...

  • Testing is underway with a prototype diesel multiple-unit developed by Electroputere VFU Pascani for use on short and medium distance services.
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    Romanian DMU on test

    2020-07-09T11:30:00Z

    ROMANIA: Testing is underway with a prototype diesel multiple-unit developed by Electroputere VFU Pascani for use on short and medium distance services. The 60 m long three-car 120 km/h DMU has a capacity of 164 passengers, including 22 in first class. Facilities include an accessible toilet, ...

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    Cluj-Napoca studies metro options

    2020-04-29T10:30:00Z

    ROMANIA: Cluj-Napoca city council has commissioned prefeasibility and feasibility studies for the development of a metro and suburban rail network in the country’s fourth-largest city, augmenting its existing tram route.

  • Construction of the rail link to serve București’s Henri Coandă International Airport is making good progress, according to State Secretary for Transport Ionel Irinel Scrioșteanu.
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    București airport rail link makes progress

    2020-04-22T06:00:00Z

    ROMANIA: Construction of the rail link to serve București’s Henri Coandă International Airport is making good progress, according to State Secretary for Transport Ionel Irinel Scrioșteanu. Work has started on erection of the roof of the new station adjacent to the airport’s Terminal 1, he reported ...

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    Romania seeks inter-regional EMUs

    2020-04-15T09:00:00Z

    Local builder Softronic demonstrated its Hyperion EMU prototype on a daily Craiova – București – Constanța service in the summer of 2014. (Photo: Mihai Tudosă). ROMANIA: Railway reform authority Autoritatea pentru Reformă Feroviară has invited bids for the supply of 20 low-floor EMUs for use on ...

  • Consortium leader Alstom has been undertaking railway works on Romanian sections of the TEN-T Rhine-Danube Corridor since 2012
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    Sighișoara – Brașov route upgrading contract awarded

    2020-03-06T10:00:00Z

    Source: Alstom ROMANIA: National railway CFR SA has awarded the Asocierea RailWorks consortium of Alstom, Aktor, Arcada and Euroconstruct a contract to modernise the Sighișoara – Brașov route. The four-year programme to raise the speed of passenger trains to 160 km/h includes rehabilitation of 170 ...

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    Romania ordered to recover €570m of state aid to freight operator

    2020-02-28T14:34:00Z

    ROMANIA: The European Commission has ordered the government to recover €570m of state aid incompatible with EU rules which national freight operator CFR Marfă received through a debt write-off and failure to collect debts. The Commission said rail freight transport in Romania is highly competitive, with ...