Romanian state-owned rail infrastructure manager, CFR SA has selected Astaldi SpA-FCC Construccion SA-Salcef Construzioni Edili e Ferroviarie SpA– Thales Systems România venture in the tender for Rehabilitation works on Section 2: Km 614 – Gurasada, subsection 2a: Km 614 – Cap Y Bârzava. The section is part of Frontiera (Border) – Curtici – Simeria railway section, included the pan-European Corridor IV. The value of the project is RON 1.7 bn (EUR 373 million).
The objective of the project is the rehabilitation of railway infrastructure and superstructure for allowing passenger train speeds of 160 km/h and of 120 km/h for freight trains.
Rehabilitation works include: earthworks and consolidation (44km); the construction of 13 new bridges (including two over Mures river), the modernisation of 39 culverts; electrification works (44 km); ERTMS (ETCS level 2 + GSMR) for 44 km; civil engineering works in five railway stations and stops.