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Old April 23rd, 2016, 06:21 PM   #361
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Hi there,

just a quick question; is there any website or a post I might have missed which show the current modernization projects going on in Romanian railway network currently with their scheduled opening?
I'd like find out which sections are now being modernized, to what max speed and when are they scheduled for opening.
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Old April 24th, 2016, 11:13 AM   #362
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Hi Dinus,

Here are the websites you are looking for, but unfortunately they are only in Romanian:

Projects:
http://www.cfr.ro/index.php/ct-menu-...t-menu-item-91

Deadlines and contracts:
http://www.ampost.ro/pagini/dmi_1_2
http://www.ampost.ro/pagini/dmi_2_2
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Old April 24th, 2016, 08:23 PM   #363
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Thanks for links!
So when it comes to the railroads, it's Brasov-Curtici that is being modernized, is that right? When can we expect a significant slashing of travel times on that line in the near future? Is Bucharest-Brasov line already fully modernized? Judging by the travel time of 2:40h for less than 170km there's still a room for improvement or it's the terrain which essentially prevents high speeds?
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Old April 24th, 2016, 09:34 PM   #364
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Thanks for links!
So when it comes to the railroads, it's Brasov-Curtici that is being modernized, is that right?
Sighisoara - Curtici actually, for 160. Brasov - Sighisoara is "in planning stages".
Bucharest - Predeal (140) and Bucharest - Constanta (160) have already been upgraded.
Arad - Timisoara - Craiova is under planning.

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When can we expect a significant slashing of travel times on that line in the near future?
2018 at the earliest, as sections of track are just now being tendered for upgrade (practically rebuilt from scratch). So while some sections of track on Sighisoara-Curtici will enter active service in 2016-17, others where speeds are currently decent will enter construction.

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Is Bucharest-Brasov line already fully modernized? Judging by the travel time of 2:40h for less than 170km there's still a room for improvement or it's the terrain which essentially prevents high speeds?
Bucharest - Predeal is fully upgraded. Some (small) speed gains may be possible through better route planning but otherwise that's it - due to terrain all sections north of Campina have a maximum speed of 80-100 km/h.

Predeal - Brasov (26 km) isn't, but extremely tough terrain makes any upgrade difficult. High gradients will not make any upgrade above 65-70 km/h possible (currently it's 50-65 km/h except for the flat Brasov approach which is 100 km/h but is really, really short, trains barely having time to accelerate and brake).
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Old May 9th, 2016, 12:21 AM   #365
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Thanks for links!
So when it comes to the railroads, it's Brasov-Curtici that is being modernized, is that right? When can we expect a significant slashing of travel times on that line in the near future? Is Bucharest-Brasov line already fully modernized? Judging by the travel time of 2:40h for less than 170km there's still a room for improvement or it's the terrain which essentially prevents high speeds?
Bucuresti - Ploiesti 140 km/h ,but only few trains run at 140 km/h, because possible rolling stock lacking
Ploiesti - Campina (110 km/h)
Campina - Predeal 90 km/h because terrain
Predeal - Brasov unmodernised


Bucuresti - Constanta 160 km/h, but only two trains in each direction run at 160 km/h and the bridges on Danube are not modernised, reconstruction in progress
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Old May 10th, 2016, 04:45 PM   #366
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Ploiesti - Campina (110 km/h)
Campina - Predeal 90 km/h because terrain
Ploiesti-Floresti Prahova 140 Km/h
Floresti Prahova-Campina 110 Km/h
Campina-Comarnic 100 Km/h
Comarnic-Predeal 80-90 Km/h
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Old June 27th, 2016, 01:48 PM   #367
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Romania’s railway company awards EUR 580 mln contract
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Romania’s state-owned railway company CFR has awarded a contract of EUR 580 million, without VAT, for the rehabilitation of a railway section between Gurasada – Simeria in Hunedoara county to a consortium made up of FCC (Spain), Astaldi (Italy), and Convensa (Spain), reports local Economica.net.

The 40.8-kilometer railway section is part of the Pan-European Corridor IV for trains with a top speed of 160 km per hour.

The execution period amounts to 36 months. The attribution criterion was the lowest price.

FCC previously teamed up with Astaldi for building the Raul Doamnei-Hasdeu sector of Bucharest’s new subway line.
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Old June 30th, 2016, 07:41 AM   #368
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Railway PRO Investment Summit 2015: Feasibility study for the new terminal in Port of Galaţi finalized

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This year, Port of Galaţi completed the feasibility study for the new intermodal terminal that includes the construction of new terminal and modernization works.

The intermodal terminal is located 10 km from the border with the Republic of Moldova. This is a station for shunting operations and transport interconnections with an operational capacity of 300,000 TEU. The project will determine the minimisation of operating costs and will provide safety and security as stipulated in the Schengen regulations. “We are trying to implement projects to become a gateway to Europe and we want to develop the Port of Galaţi to meet the traffic needs and to optimise the service quality,”Costache said.

After project implementation, the tri-modal platform will benefit from all the necessary amenities for operating ITUs (Intermodal Transport Units) and complete 750 m long trains, a railway yard area which will serve the terminal, rail and road interconnections with Industrial Park and Free Zone, its operational capacity being estimated at 300 thousand TEU.

For the development of traffic, Port of Galaţi had some talks with Georgian Railways and there are negotiations for a new partnership in order to facilitate and develop freight transport. ”As far as I know, within this partnership, Iran is very interested, as well as Turkey, as traditional UE’s trade partner.

In addition, we are in talks with Port of Duisburg for the organization of new transport line with freight volumes transported to Port of Poti and we are interested in Port of Bar too”, declared Carmen Costache, Deputy General Director – Maritime Danube Ports Administration Galati/ Vicepresident European Federation of Inland Ports, during Railway PRO Investment Summit, organized by Club Feroviar in Bucharest, on 6-7 October 2015.

Port of Galaţi is the only one EU’s port that has railway infrastructure with broad gauge and can transport freight direct to Russia and Ukraine.

Project was approved earlier this year under the CEF funding facility:

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Old June 30th, 2016, 12:55 PM   #369
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When should the intermodal terminal in Galati be ready for use?
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Old June 30th, 2016, 01:11 PM   #370
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2050 maybe
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It has been approved for CEF funding. The FS is ready, and this means it should be prepared for the tendering of works. From the moment of contracting, probably 2-3 years.

The funding news alone is very good news, as this project has been proposed for funding before for CEF at 2014 call for projects but was rejected. It has a very interesting business case especially when considering the interconnections between northern Europe naval trade and Black Sea trade, Galati being also the biggest in-land marine port. This is also how the interest of Duisburg (project sponsor) is explained.
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Old August 6th, 2016, 02:17 AM   #372
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Cornel Sibianul published another great cab view this time from Sibiu to Braşov. It’s always great to see railways in Romania although their condition lefts much to desire. But Poland was once in the same position and look at it now, so hopefully Romania will follow this example
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Old August 23rd, 2016, 03:19 PM   #373
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Cornel Sibianul asked for putting this video in this thread. It shows part of 760 mm gauge network around Sibiu (partially seen in earlier movie) between Cornățel station and Hosman stop with steam engine action.
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Old August 28th, 2016, 08:28 AM   #374
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How many kilometres railway tracks are there in Romania ?
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Old August 28th, 2016, 02:40 PM   #375
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What happened to Electroputere Craiova? Are they still producing electric locomotives?
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The last information about that factory was about shunting locomotives but much from that wasn't achieved. In Craiova are produced electric locomotives but by Softronic company which are fairly similar to Electroputure products (bogies, frames) although I don't have any detail about to what extent they cooperate in that field.
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I know that they have produced electric locomotives based on Swedish license during the socialist period.
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Old August 28th, 2016, 09:45 PM   #378
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What happened to Electroputere Craiova? Are they still producing electric locomotives?
They sold the electric locomotives division to Grampet Group
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Old August 28th, 2016, 09:48 PM   #379
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Okay. Now I know. I was thinking about this when I was asking.

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Old October 12th, 2016, 11:00 AM   #380
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New trains from Alstom tested on Romanian railways.

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Courtesy: www.capital.ro / www.protv.ro :

http://www.capital.ro/cfr-a-cumparat...la-cu-160.html

http://www.alstom.com/products-servi...egional-train/

1200x800---Coradia-Polyvalent-2 by fulgaad, on Flickr

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<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/FskwaT3nQmQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

https://youtu.be/FskwaT3nQmQ

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/TcyX2dnzUlY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

https://youtu.be/TcyX2dnzUlY

https://youtu.be/ivMHTm_t4Tk

Cica avem deja asa ceva dar DOAR PENTRU PROBE pe linii unde se poate circula cu aprox. 160 Km/h ....


Abia astept sa vad ( macar ) asa ceva pentru publicul larg !

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