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Ukrzaliznytsia to invest UAH 108 bln in renewing rolling stock fleet

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Ukrainian Railways (Ukrzaliznytsia) has approved a UAH 108 bln development strategy for the its rolling stock fleet. As part of the five-year strategy, 96,000 railcars will be modernised, of which 9,000 freight wagons during next year. According to Alexander Paraschiy, Head of Research at Concorde Capital, a local consultancy company, Ukrzaliznytsia always had ambitious …

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Romanian city of Arad plans new investments in tramway transport

Romanian city of Arad plans new investments in tramway transport

Romanian public transport operator CTP Arad has presented for the local press its future investments in the development of tramway system. Tramways represent the main form of public transport in the city, with a passenger market share of approximately 95%. In the near future CTP Arad plans to overhaul 20 GT6 – GT8 …

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Lviv completes new fast tram line and introduces e-ticket system

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The Western Ukrainian city of Lviv will celebrate a big step forward in the modernisation of its public transport with the completion of a fast tram line and the inauguration of a state-of-the-art e-ticket system. The new line – supported with a €6 million loan by the EBRD and a …

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Serbia and China sign contract for first phase of Belgrade-Budapest rail line modernisation

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Serbia and China have signed a commercial agreement for the modernisation and construction of the first section of Belgrade-Budapest railway line and a memorandum of understanding for a loan to finance the these works.  JSC Infrastructure Railways of Serbia and a Chinese consortium formed of China Railway International and  China Communications Construction Company …

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Ukrzaliznytsia and KVSZ to cooperate on rolling stock production

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Krukov Wagon Works (KVSZ) and Ukrainian Railways (Ukrzaliznytsia) have signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the areas of rolling stock production and modernization. The MoU provides for cooperation in the modernisation of freight wagons, interregional and suburban electric and diesel trains. The parties also intend to produce new passenger and freight rolling …

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Key CEF grant agreements for Bulgarian and Romanian rail projects signed

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Romania and Bulgaria have signed with INEA -Innovation and Networks Executive Agency two key CEF grant agreements for key rail infrastructure projects. Bulgarian National railway infrastructure company (NRIC) has received over EUR 151 million of funding for important upgrades to a 24.4 km rail section between Kostenets and Septemvri on the Orient-East …

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Over EUR 20 million investment for Bucharest Railway Ring development project

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Romanian Transport Ministry has presented Bucharest Railway Ring development project, the western section: Gara de Nord – Domnești – Măgurele – Gara Progresu. According to the Ministry, this project worth over EUR 20 million  brings to Romania the “urban regio” train concept, which will serve both Bucharest citizens and nearby communities. The development project of the 68 …

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Bombardier’s Russian Rail Control JV starts its first rail control project in Serbia

Bombardier’s Russian Rail Control JV starts its first rail control project in Serbia

Bombardier Transportation has started work on its first rail control project in Serbia, phase one of the upgrade to the Serbian section of the Belgrade-Bar (Montenegro) Line. The pioneering project on the 77.6 km Resnik-Valjevo section is being delivered by the Bombardier Transportation (Signal) Ltd Joint Venture to Russian Railways …

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EUR 89 million infrastructure project to improve Bucharest air-rail link connection

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Romanian Minister of Transport Sorin Buse and representatives of the state-owned rail infrastructure manager CFR SA and rail passenger operator CFR Calatori  have presented a EUR 89 million project for the development of the railway connection between Bucharest North Railway station and Bucharest  International Airport Henri Coanda (Otopeni). According to the project, CFR will carry out electrification and rehabilitation …

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Alstom presents its Coradia Polyvalent regional train for Romania

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Alstom has presented its Coradia Polyvalent regional train to be used by Romanian state-owned rail infrastructure manager CFR SA. Designed and produced in France, the train, especially built for Romania, is fully functional but without interior fittings. The design, configuration and fitting of its interiors will be entirely performed locally …

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