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Astra Trans Carpatic, new Romanian rail passenger operator to launch services

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Romanian rolling stock manufacturer Astra Calatori has established new passenger train operator to provide services on the Romanian Railway market, following an investment of EUR 20 million. Astra Trans Carpatic was granted operating licence in December last year and is expected to launch services in mid-January on Bucuresti-Arad route. The rail operator …

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Bucharest City approves the purchase of 100 new tramways

Bucharest City approves the purchase of 100 new tramways

Bucharest City Council has approved the plan for the acquisition of 100 new low-floor tramways over a four years period, starting with next year. Financing will be provided by the municipality. The acquisition is part of the project for the renewal of Bucharest transport operator (RATB) rolling stock fleet, which includes …

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Romanian Railway Reform Authority plans new trains acquisition in 2017

Romanian Railway Reform Authority plans new trains acquisition in 2017

The rolling stock fleet of state-owned passenger rail operator, CFR Calatori will be renewed following a tender for new multiple units, locomotives and coaches planned for 2017, announced Robert Dobre, the president of the Romanian Railway Reform Authority (ARF), in an interview for the local press. The tender will be …

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CFR SA launches EUR 709 million tender for rail line rehabilitation project

CFR SA launches EUR 709 million tender for rail line rehabilitation project

Romanian state-owned rail infrastructure manager, CFR SA has announced a EUR 709 million tender for the rehabilitation of the Brașov–Simeria railway section, sub-sections 1. Brasov-Apata and 3. Cata- Sighisoara. Sighisoara–Brasov railway section is located in a pre-identified section along the Rhine-Danube Corridor. On the two 86 km long sub-sections there are 11 track sectioning …

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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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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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Romania: New private intermodal terminal launches activity

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Logistics solutions specialists Transmec Group and P&O Ferrymasters extended their 14-year collaboration with the official opening of a major new venture – a private intermodal terminal in Oradea, Romania. The new facility is managed by Intermodal Vest, their jointly-owned company. The initiative provides a dedicated facility for rail-based intermodal links between western and …

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Greenbrier Europe and Astra Rail to form a new company

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Greenbrier Companies and Astra Rail Management GmbH have announced plans to form a new company, Greenbrier-Astra Rail, that will create an end-to-end, Europe-based freight railcar manufacturing, engineering and repair business.  The combined enterprise will be formed between Greenbrier’s European operations headquartered in Swidnica, Poland and Astra Rail based in Germany …

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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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