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Tender for feasibility study on integration of Budapest HÉV rail lines into the metropolitan rail network launched

Tender for feasibility study on integration of Budapest HÉV rail lines into the metropolitan rail network

Hungary’s National Infrastructure Development Company (NIF) has published a tender for the feasibility study and cost-benefit analysis (CBA) for the extension of Ráckeve H6 (regional railway network) and Csepel H7, Budapest suburban rail lines. Titled “Preparation of the integration of Ráckeve H6 and Csepel H7 into the metropolitan rail network”, the tender’s goal is to determine how to integrate …

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PKP Polish Railway Lines to invest PLN 5 bn in 2017 for developing main routes

PKP Polish Railway Lines to invest PLN 5 bn in 2017

PKP Polish Railway Lines (PKP PLK) plans to invest PLN 5 bn (EUR 1.27 bn) in 2017 and PLN 10 bn (EUR 2.5 bn) in 2018 for improving of rail transport in urban areas, for better connections on regional routes and for improving conditions for the transport of freight.  PKP PLK has …

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HŽ Infrastruktura to launch projects worth over EUR 500 million in 2017

HŽ Infrastruktura to launch projects worth over EUR 500 million in 2017

HŽ Infrastruktura plans to launch projects worth over EUR 500 million in 2017. Starting with April this year, the company will also implement a reorganization plan, stated Ivan Krašić, CEO of HŽ Infrastruktura, for a local publication.   HŽ Infrastruktura will launch in Q1 2017 the tender procedure for the modernization and electrification works for the 24 km …

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ABB wins $70 million in equipment orders to expand European rail fleets

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ABB has won orders worth $70 million from Swiss train manufacturer Stadler to supply traction and onboard power equipment to three European rail operators. The new equipment will enable more sustainable regional and suburban transit in urban areas with improved intercity connections, less congestion and reduced emissions. ABB traction systems …

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Czech Railways to launch tender for ten multiple units

Czech Railways to launch tender for ten multiple units

Czech Railways (ČD) will launch a tender for the purchase of ten low-floor multiple units for regional transportation in Prague and Central Bohemia areas.  The 120 km/h vehicles will have to be equipped with air-conditioning and will have a minimum capacity of 120 seats.  The first unit is expected to be delivered in 2019 and …

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SŽDC presents Praha-Veleslavín – Václav Havel Airport rail connection project

SŽDC presents Praha-Veleslavín – Václav Havel Airport rail connection project

Czech Railway Infrastructure Administration (SŽDC) has presented the project for the modenisation and construction of Praha-Veleslavín – Václav Havel Airport rail connection, part of Praha-Kladno rail line.  The project includes the modernization, double-tracking and electrification of the existing 3.8 km single-track Prague Veleslavín – Prague Ruzyně section, the construction of a new 5.5 …

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Hungary approves next rail projects to be submitted for CEF funding

Hungary approves next rail projects to be proposed for CEF funding

The Hungarian government has approved a list of railway projects to be proposed for funding under EU’s open Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) call. The largest investment project is the upgrading of Békéscsaba (excl.) – Lőkösháza (country border) railway line section, including the construction of a second track. The value of the project is HUF …

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HŽ Infrastruktura among shortlisted candidates in consultancy tender for Serbia’s railways reform

HZ Infrastruktura among shortlisted candidates in consultancy tender for Serbia's railways reform

Croatian rail infrastructure manager, HŽ Infrastruktura is part of a consortium participating in the tender for providing technical assistance to the Serbian Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure (MoCTI) for implementing the reform of the state-owned railway companies. The KPMG Belgrade-led consortium, which also includes Dornier and Safege companies, is among the eight organisations shortlisted …

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ZUBR container block-train could reach China via Azerbaijan

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Latvia is interested in extending the ZUBR container block-train route through Ukraine to Azerbaijan and then to China, said Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics in a briefing after negotiations with his Azerbaijani counterpart Elmar Mammadyarov in Baku Feb. 13 (Trend Agency). The discussion highlighted the issue of attracting cargo deliveries …

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European Anti-Fraud Office finds serious irregularities in contracts for Budapest Metro Line 4 project 

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Hungarian Government has made public the investigation carried out by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) in relation to irregularities identified in Budapest Metro Line 4 project implementation. OLAF investigations has revealed a conflict of interests in the HUF 22.9 bn contract signed with Alstom Transport, for which a financial correction of 100% should be applied. “There is …

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