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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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CFR Marfa ready for privatisation in early 2018

CFR Marfa ready for privatisation in early 2018

The Romanian Government has signed on Monday a memorandum on the necessity to capitalise on the state shares packages owned in various companies. According to the document, in regarding CFR Marfa, the state owned rail freight operator, the Transport Ministry proposes to establish the stake which is be sold and the privatization method based …

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Bucharest metro system operator to announce major tenders this year

Bucharest metro system operator to announce major tenders this year

Metrorex, the Bucharest metro system operator, plans to launch two important tenders before the beginning of November, stated Sorin Buse, Romanian Transport Minister. According to him, construction works for the second section of M5 line (Eroilor-Piata Iancului) might be completed until 2021, considering that the tender procedure will be announced by the end of this month. “The tender procedure …

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ACCIONA Ingenieria secures rail modernisation project in Romania

ACCIONA Ingenieria secures rail modernisation project in Romania

CFR SA has awarded ACCIONA Ingenieria S.A – Baicons Impex consortium the contract for updating the feasibility study for the electrification and modernisation of Cluj Napoca – Oradea – Episcopia Bihor railway line. The consortium submitted a EUR 1 million bid. The specific objective of the investment project is the upgrading of the existing 157.9 km-long railway for allowing …

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EUR 170 million EU financing for Bucharest metro line 5

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The European Commision approved on July 12 the modification of the main project „Metro line 5, section Raul Doamnei- Eroilor (PS Opera), including Valea Ialomitei”. The decision endorses dividing the project in two phases, the first one being included in 2007-2013 financing period, while the second phase will be financed under 2014-2020 period. As a result of EU’s decision, the first …

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