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    Metro Report International

    Pesa trams arrive in Iași

    2021-08-10T12:00:00Z

    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 ...

  • Astra Bucuresti tram impression
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    București finally signs order for 100 trams

    2021-05-17T08:00:00Z

    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 ...

  • Regular train services between Henri Coandă airport and the centre of București began with the timetable change
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    București airport rail link opens

    2020-12-22T09:00:00Z

    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 ...

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    Flood damaged railway to be revived

    2020-12-08T09:00:00Z

    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 ...

  • 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

    2020-11-03T10:12:00Z

    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 ...

  • ZAGRO road-rail vehicle for shunting work in Romania
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    Rail Logistics takes delivery of road-rail Unimog

    2020-11-01T05:00:00Z

    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 ...

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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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    Metro Report International

    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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    Metro Report International

    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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    Metro Report International

    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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    Metro Report International

    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

    ROMANIA: National railway CFR has awarded the Asocierea RailWorks consortium of Alstom, Aktor, Arcada and Euroconstruct a contract to modernise the Sighișoara – Brașov route.

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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 ...