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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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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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Romania to access EFSI financing for three strategic railway projects

Romania to access EFSI financing for three strategic railway projects

Romania aims to access financing from the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) for 16 infrastructure projects. Transport Minister Dan Costescu has coordinated their promotion at the ‘Boosting EFSI Investments In Transport’ session of the TEN-T Days 2016 event in Rotterdam. The list of infrastructure projects developed by the state owned companies subordinated …

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CFR launches tenders for updating electrification and rehabilitation feasibility studies

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Romanian state-owned rail  infrastructure manager CFR SA has announced two tenders for updating the feasibility studies for electrification and modernisation of two railway lines. The first one concerns the Revision of the Feasibility Study for the rehabilitation of Craiova-Calafat railway line, part of Orient/East-Med Corridor. The previous version of the feasibility study for the …

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EUR 686 million CEF funding for developing Romania’s railway network

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

Romanian state-owned railway infrastructure manager CFR SA has signed a EUR 686 million financing contract with the European Commission (INEA- Innovation and Networks Executive Agency) for four railway projects included in the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Programme. The most important project approved is the modernisation of Brasov-Apata and Cata-Sighisoara railway sections, part of …

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CFR Calatori announces rolling stock fleet renewal and modernisation

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Romanian state owned rail passenger operator CFR Calatori plans to launch a tender for the acquisition of five new electric multiple units. The operator expects RON 100 million (EUR 22 million) to be provided by the state government for this project and a total of RON 126 million (EUR 27 million) financing …

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Romanian Government to allocate EUR 585 m for railway and metro infrastructure projects in 2016

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The Romanian government intends to allocate RON 2635 million (EUR 585 m) for railway and metro infrastructure projects, according to the 2016 proposed state budget. The priority is to accelerate the implementation of projects approved in the General Transport Master Plan. This includes emergency release of all preconditions for starting the …

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Romania: ERTMS Level 2 on Buftea-Crivina railway section fully operational

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The ERTMS Level 2 system on Buftea-Crivina railway section, part of Bucharest – Campina line,  is fully operational. The Romanian railway state-owned  infrastructure manager CFR SA has announced that deployment and testing of the new system has been completed on Chitila – Buftea, Buftea – Periş, Periş – Crivina, Crivina – Brazi railway sections, …

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CFR Calatori to purchase new trains in 2016

CFR Calatori to purchase new trains in 2016

Romanian state-owned railway passenger operator CFR Calatori will purchase ten new trains in 2016. ”This year the Ministry of Transport has made available financing for 10 new multiple units. If procurement procedures will be carried out at rapidly, the new trains will enter operations at the end of 2016, if not, passengers …

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EU to invest nearly €9.5 bn in Romania for transport, environment and energy

The European Commission has adopted the 2014‑2020 Large Infrastructure Operational Programme (LIOP) for Romania, which is an important investment package worth nearly €9.5 billion from the EU Regional Funds to be invested in transport, environment and energy projects. This is almost half of the €23 billion allocated to Romania under …

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