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Strabag-led consortium signs EUR 85 million rail contract in Poland

Strabag-led consortium signs EUR 85 million rail contract in Poland

PKP Polish Railway Lines (PKP PLK) has signed with STRABAG-led consortium a PLN 370 million (EUR 85 million) contract for the rehabilitation of the 60 km long Chybie – Żory – Rybnik – Nędza/Turze railway section in Silesia. The consortium is formed of Traction PRKil,  STRABAG Sp. zoo, STRABAG Rail as, …

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Czech Republic takes first step to create European hyperloop connecting to Slovakia

Czech Republic takes first step to create European hyperloop connecting to Slovakia

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) announced today the signing of an exploratory agreement with the city of Brno, Czech Republic. This agreement marks the immediate exploration of the feasibility for a Hyperloop™ system for the city with a focus on connecting Brno and Bratislava, Slovakia, with which HTT already holds a …

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Bydgoszcz City selects Pesa for new tram contract

Bydgoszcz City selects Pesa for new tram contract

Polish Bydgoszcz City has selected local rolling stock manufacturer Pesa Bydgoszcz as preferred bidder for the contract to supply 18 low-floor tramways, following a tender announced in November. The new Swing (122 NaB) fleet includes 15 vehicles of over 30 meters-long and another three of 19 m-long. The 5 car composition tram will accommodate up to …

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Latvian government supports Daugavpils-Krustpils-Riga railway electrification project

Latvian government supports Daugavpils-Krustpils-Riga railway electrification project

Latvian government supports the first phase of the Daugavpils – Rezekne – Riga via Krustpils railway electrification project proposed by Transport Ministry and Latvian Railways. The total cost of the electrification in Riga’s direction is EUR 519 million, while funding provided under EU’s Cohesion Fund is EUR 347 million. The ambitious electrification project will …

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Over €432 million EU funding for the extension of Warsaw Metro Line 2

Over €432 million EU funding for the extension of Warsaw Metro Line 2

EU has approved over €432 million funding from the Cohesion Fund for the extension of the Warsaw Metro Line 2. EU will finance the construction of six new metro stations: “Trocka”, “Targówek”, “Szwedzka” on the North-East section of the line and “Księcia Janusza”, “Młynów” and “Płocka” on the West section. It will …

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Lithuanian Railways and Polish OT Logistics sign rail transport agreement

Lithuanian Railways and Polish OT Logistics sign rail transport agreement

Lithuanian Railways and Polish OT Logistics have signed an agreement for the effective cooperation in rail fright transport between Poland and Lithuania as well as other routes. OT Logistics completed in December 2016 the acquisition of STK SA (100%),  the fifth largest private rail operator in Poland, and Kolej Bałtycka SA (80%).  …

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Rail contracts worth over EUR 29 million for Comsa in Poland

Rail contracts worth over EUR 29 million for Comsa in Poland

Trakcja PRKiI, the subsidiary of the Comsa group in Poland, will carry out the upgrading of 28 km of Nowa Wies Wielka – Maksymilianowo railway line, located in the north of the country, with the aim of increasing the speed of freight trains to 100 km per hour. In addition, two stops and …

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Modernisation of Budapest-Kelenföld–Székesfehérvár rail line completed

2016.12.19. Székesfehérvár vasúti csomópont átépítése átadó

The modernisation of Székesfehérvár railway station, rail node and related infrastructure has been completed, announced Hungary’s National Infrastructure Development Company (NIF). The total value of Székesfehérvár project, the last phase of the complex reconstruction of Budapest-Kelenföld–Székesfehérvár railway line, reached HUF 33 billion (EUR 106 million). The project included the reconstruction of 19 km of lines, new …

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EIB grants funding to Przewozy Regionalne for rolling stock acquisition and modernisation

EIB grants funding to Przewozy Regionalne for rolling stock acquisition and modernisation

Polish regional rail passenger operator Przewozy Regionalne (PR) will receive funding from the European Investment Bank (EIB) under the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), which is part of the so-called Juncker Plan. The agreement concluded between the EIB and Przewozy Regionalne will provide co-financing for the rolling stock modernisation plan …

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MÁV-Start launches tender for high capacity trains

MÁV-Start launches tender for high capacity trains

MÁV-Start has announced the tender for the acquisition of 40 high capacity EMUs with minimum 600 seats. The procurement is a part of the government decision on Integrated Programme for Transport 2016 (IKOP) funding allocation.  The deadline for submitting offers is the 13th of January 2017. The new 160 km/h trains will mainly service suburban …

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