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    Rail Cargo Group increases grain transport from Ukraine


    EUROPE: ÖBB Rail Cargo Group says it is dedicating ‘all available resources’ to transporting grain out of Ukraine as part of the European Commission’s Solidarity Lanes plan to protect food supplies following the Russian invasion and blockade of Black Sea ports. The capacity of RCG trains ...

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    CFR launches trans-Carpathian route modernisation


    ROMANIA: Infrastructure manager CFR SA has commissioned technical and feasibility studies to support a comprehensive modernisation of the 409 route-km trans-Carpathian railway across the northeast of the country.

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    Bozankaya tram enters service in Timișoara


    ROMANIA: The first of 21 trams being supplied by Turkish company Bozankaya has entered service on Route 1 in Timișoara, the first tram supplied new to the city in 50 years. In July 2019 Bozankaya beat Pesa to win a contract for ...

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    Trans-Caspian rail and sea freight route to Europe launched


    INTERNATIONAL: Nurminen Logistics’ first full-length container service from China to central Europe via the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route left Chongqing on May 10. The containers will travel by rail through Kazakhstan to the port of Aktau, across the Caspian Sea to Azerbaijan and then by rail ...

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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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    București tram delivery ahead of schedule


    ROMANIA: The first of 100 Imperio trams being built for the București network is nearing completion at the Astra Vagoane Călători factory in Arad, and is now expected to be delivered in early June. The trams were ordered ...

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    Alstom wins Romanian EMU order


    ROMANIA: Alstom has announced its first order to supply main line passenger trains to Romania. The €270m contract signed with railway reform authority ARF and announced on March 25 covers the delivery of 20 Coradia Stream inter-regional electric multiple-units and the provision of 15 years of ...

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    CFR studies electrification of secondary route to Bulgaria


    ROMANIA: CFR Infrastructură has awarded a nine-month contract worth €586 000 to Consis Proiect to conduct a feasibility study into the electrification of the Videle – Giurgiu railway line. It is estimated that it will cost €46m to electrify the line from Rădulești to Giurgiu Nord ...

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    București awards Line M6 phase one contract


    ROMANIA: Metrorex has awarded Turkey’s Alsim Alarko a €242m design and build contract covering the first section of București metro Line M6. The 6 km long section will have six stations (Pajura, Expoziției, Piața Montreal, Gara Băneasa, Aeroportul Băneasa and Tokyo), and is being financed jointly ...

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    București metro train maintenance contract awarded


    ROMANIA: București metro operator Metrorex has awarded Alstom a 15-year contract to provide full preventive and corrective maintenance and overhaul services for its train fleet. The contract covers 82 trains totalling 492 cars which are currently in service, as well as the new trains on order ...

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    Pesa trams arrive in Iași


    ROMANIA: The first two of 16 Swing 122Na trams being built for Iași by Pesa have been delivered to the city, with nine more scheduled to arrive this year. The vehicles have been procured by the Ministry of Regional Development ...

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    București finally signs order for 100 trams


    ROMANIA: A €200m EU-backed contract for a partnership of Astra Vagoane Călători and CRRC Qingdao Sifang to supply 100 trams was signed by Mayor of București Nicușor Dan on May 11. The first of the trams is scheduled to be delivered in August 2022, with the ...

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    București airport rail link opens


    ROMANIA: Regular services between Henri Coandă airport and the centre of București began with the timetable change on December 12. Trains run every 40 min throughout the day and night, using a 2·95 km double-track branch off CFR’s București – Urziceni line to reach the airport station ...

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    Flood damaged railway to be revived


    ROMANIA: Porr Construct has been awarded a €97m EU-financed contract to rehabilitate the direct line from București to Giurgiu, which has been out of use since the Grădiștea Bridge over the River Arges collapsed during flooding in 2005. Since then trains between the capital and Giurgiu on ...

  • București metro operator Metrorex has awarded Alstom a €100m contract to supply 13 trainsets for Line M5, with an option for another 17 which would take the value to an estimated €240m.
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    Alstom awarded București metro Line M5 train contract


    ROMANIA: București metro operator Metrorex has awarded Alstom a €100m contract to supply 13 trainsets for Line M5, with an option for another 17 which would take the value to an estimated €240m. The order has been confirmed following the Court of Appeal’s rejection of ...

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    Rail Logistics takes delivery of road-rail Unimog


    ROMANIA: Tank wagon maintenance and cleaning company Rail Logistics has taken delivery of a Unimog U423 with Zagro road-rail equipment. To be used for the reliable and rapid shunting of tank wagons on the tracks at Rail Logistics’ industrial site, the road-rail vehicle is designed for a ...

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    Sighișoara – Brașov route modernisation contract awarded


    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 Alstom’s ...

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    Bucuresti opens fifth metro line


    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


    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


    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 ...