Metrorex announced that are the five bidders in the tender to supply 51 six-car metro trains to service on Bucharest’s Metro Line 5 are Alstom, Astra Passenger Coaches, CAF, CSR and Pesa Bydgoszcz. The maximum value of the contract is RON 1.55 Billion (EUR 345 Million) VAT excluded.
A framework agreement for the acquisition of trains will be signed with one the manufacturers for a period of seven years and will be carried out in the form of four subsequent contracts for 2014, 2016 and 2018.
“A commission will analyze the bids and the winner will be selected within 45 days,” said Aurel Radu, Metrorex General Manager.
Metrorex has more than 300 metro trains in operation, formed of IVA trains, manufactured by Astra Arad, Bombardier Movia and CAF trains. The fleet maintenance is provided by Alstom under a 15-year contract worth EUR 240 million.