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Old November 1st, 2010, 12:24 PM   #81
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Old November 11th, 2010, 05:44 PM   #82
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Rehabilitation works on the Campina-Comarnic-Predeal section of the Pan-Corridor IV as of 7th Nov 2010

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Old November 19th, 2010, 01:15 AM   #83
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What's the design speed?
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160 km / h.
Do freight trains can also go with 160 km/h ?

Of course we don't have freight train sets that could resist 160 km/h but just for fun...

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Old November 19th, 2010, 10:54 AM   #84
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The standard speeds on modernised mainlines are:
- 160 km/h passenger trains
- 120 km/h freight trains

And you're wrong. There are several thousands of brand new freight waggons in Romania, owned mainly by CFR Freight, but also by GFR and Servtrans. Such waggons operate internationally and are able to run at 120km/h. Of course, there are also some tens of thousands of old waggons, but they are step by stept retired of service and scrapped, while being replaced with new waggons.
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Old November 19th, 2010, 11:06 AM   #85
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Bucharest railring near Baneasa airport:

Looking south:


That's not Bucharest railring, that's Bucuresti - Constanta mainline, between Bucuresti Baneasa station and the railring. The picture are taken east / west, not south / north as stated.

The picture called "looking south near Baneasa airport" is actually looking west towards Bucharest Baneasa station (you can see the entry signals). The first bridge in the picture is the bridge over the Herastrau Lake, while the one in the back is the new Miorita Bridge, over the Bucuresti - Ploiesti road. Actually, that's exactly the damaged section which is restricted to 30km/h ever since it was reopened and which will require a major reconstruction.
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Old November 19th, 2010, 11:41 AM   #86
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The standard speeds on modernised mainlines are:
- 160 km/h passenger trains
- 120 km/h freight trains

And you're wrong. There are several thousands of brand new freight waggons in Romania, owned mainly by CFR Freight, but also by GFR and Servtrans. Such waggons operate internationally and are able to run at 120km/h. Of course, there are also some tens of thousands of old waggons, but they are step by stept retired of service and scrapped, while being replaced with new waggons.
I know the new built waggons can run with 120 km/h, but, considering the poor state of CFR, I had doubt that they purcased any new ones latley (considering the "insane" averge speed for freight trains in romania)

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I belive the main purpose of the reabilitation on R22 (Constanta-Bucuresti-Brasov-Arad) is not to increase the speed for passenger trafic, but to increase the speed and security for massive freight transport, a good link between Central Europe and Black Sea.

It might not look so impresive to increase the speed for pasangers from 120 km/h to 160 km/h, but it will make a lot of diference for speed and load of the freight transport.
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Old November 19th, 2010, 12:19 PM   #87
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I know the new built waggons can run with 120 km/h, but, considering the poor state of CFR, I had doubt that they purcased any new ones latley (considering the "insane" averge speed for freight trains in romania)
Actually they did, starting with 2000. You have to consider that between 2003 and 2007 CFR Marfa had operational profit. Also, the decision to buy new waggons was not about the speed in Romania, but about being able to operate freight routes across Europe and about maintenance costs. I do not know the exact number of the brand new waggons bought by CFR Freight, but we're talking about thousands of waggons of various types.

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I belive the main purpose of the reabilitation on R22 (Constanta-Bucuresti-Brasov-Arad) is not to increase the speed for passenger trafic, but to increase the speed and security for massive freight transport, a good link between Central Europe and Black Sea.
Both types of traffic, passengers and freight are top priority when talking about upgrading the main lines. Both are equally important in terms of polution reduction, transport fuel efficiency, infrastructure maintenence costs etc. All those are far less per person per kilometer where trains are concerned, rather then road vehicles

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It might not look so impresive to increase the speed for pasangers from 120 km/h to 160 km/h, but it will make a lot of diference for speed and load of the freight transport.
It is very impresive. Because it's not only about top speed, but about making the line able to allow a continuous higher speed, by eliminating the existing speed restrictions and by realigning the track on larger curves. The top speed is increasing by 30-200% (there are a lot of sections with top speed of 60km/h), while the commercial speed (average) will increase by 100 - 120%. That's not only impresive, that's huge!
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Both types of traffic, passengers and freight are top priority when talking about upgrading the main lines. Both are equally important in terms of polution reduction, transport fuel efficiency, infrastructure maintenence costs etc. All those are far less per person per kilometer where trains are concerned, rather then road vehicles
They are both equally important, but freight rail transport is "more equal".
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Old December 7th, 2010, 09:03 AM   #89
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INVESTMENT OF ONE BILLION EUROS FINANCED USING EUROPEAN GRANTS
Romanian Railroad Company to hold a call for tenders for the Border - Curtici - Arad railroad segment

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CFR SA has launched on the SEAP portal the call for tenders for appointing the developer which will perform the construction and installation works for the Border - Curtici - Arad - km no. 614 railroad segment, with a length of approximately 41 km. The project has an estimated value of 1,177,184,177 lei, VAT excluded. The deadline for submitting tenders is January 12th, 2011, and the project will last 36 months. The contract will be financed via grants from the European Commission, and by the Government, through the state budget, as part of the Sectoral Operational Programme Transport (SOPT).

According to data published by the Ministry of Transports, the SOPT program has allocated 1.8 billion Euros for the infrastructure of the Romanian Railroad Company (CFR) (166.3 km of the IVth transport corridor). This is supplemented by an additional 227 million Euros allocated for the modernization of railway stations.

Two more railroad segments will be financed via the SOPT

Another railroad segment of the IVth transport corridor which will be financed under the SOPT is Simeria - Coşlariu, which has a length of 68 km. According to data recently presented by the Ministry, the works have an estimated value of 651 million Euros, with the works scheduled to start in 2011 and to be completed in 2014.

The third railroad segment to be financed using European grants is Coşlariu - Sighişoara, with a length of 99 km and an estimated value of over 900 million Euros. The works are expected to begin in 2011, and should take five years to complete.

The SOPT will also provide funding for the rehabilitation of the railroad bridges over the Danube, of Cernavodă and Feteşti. The works are scheduled to begin in 2011 and are expected to take three years, and have an estimated value of almost 69 million Euros.

25 projects awarded via SOPT

Out of the 61 projects submitted under the SOPT, on October 31st 2010, 21 were under evaluation, 8 had been rejected and 32 had been approved. The total value of the projects submitted was 23.5 billion lei, and investments that received approval amount to 7.3 billion lei, according to data published by the Authority for Coordinating Structural Instruments (ACIS) o the Ministry of Finance.

Out of the approved projects, 25 were contracted on October 31st, 2010, with a total value of 4.8 billion lei, of which 1.6 billion lei from European grants. The total amount of payments to the beneficiaries of the SOPT projects had reached 159.6 million lei on October 31st, 2010, which represents an absorption rate of 1.83%.

Future projects

In 2014, the Ministry of Transports intends to begin modernization works for the following segments of the European railroad transport corridor no.4: Curtici - Simeria (two billion Euros), Sighişoara - Braşov (1.9 billion Euros) and Predeal - Braşov (500 million Euros). The works for these segments are scheduled to be completed in 2020.

On the southern branch of the corridor, the ministry wants to build three railroad segments between Arad and Calafat. These projects are estimated to cost in excess of three billion Euros, as they concern approximately 500 km of railroad tracks. Work is scheduled to begin after 2017.

The Minister of Transports, Anca Boagiu, announced that when it comes to infrastructure investments, railroad and road works for the IVth Pan-European corridor, which have received European grants, have priority over other projects. Since the amount that needs to be co-financed each year by the Romanian state is very high, the Ministry will no longer have the money needed to finance other major projects using its own funds.
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Old January 9th, 2011, 05:24 AM   #90
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Chemins de fer en Roumanie - Railways in Romania - Cai Ferate din Romania



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Magistrala 800 Bucuresti Nord- Constanta in toate cele 4 anotimpuri .
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ENG : Along 8th main railway track in ROmania (CFR , Romanian Railways Company )( M8 ) from Bucharest Main North to Constantza .
In this video we travel from Constantza to Fetesti ,along "Black Sea -Danube " Channel , crossing through Basarabi , Medgidia , Cernavoda and over the Danube Bridges near Cernavoda and Fetesti . This video is recorded in DecemBer 2009 ,with my Samsung S85 . Special Thanks to train driver .


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Works almost done on Câmpina-Breaza stretch of the main Romanian railway 300 linking Bucharest and Braşov:

1) between Câmpina and Nistoreşti:






2) mounting the optical cable near Nistoreşti station:


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3) Nistoreşti station:





3) Between Nistoreşti and Breaza:





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Romania To Modernize 16 Train Stations For EUR280M

Romania will modernize 16 train stations within a program worth a total EUR283 million, the Government decided Wednesday.

Works will be funded with EU money, through the Regional Development Fund, and money from the state budget, through the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure.

The project, whose indicators were approved in Wednesday's Cabinet meeting, will cover the rehabilitation and modernization of train stations Alexandria, Bistrita, Botosani, Braila, Calaraşi, Giurgiu, Piatra-Neamt, Pitesti, Ramnicu-Valcea, Resita Sud, Sfantul Gheorghe, Slatina, Slobozia, Targu Mures, Vaslui and Zalau.

Four other projects approved by the Government target modernization of mechanical centralization installations on the routes Ilia-Lugoj (RON81.7 million, due for completion in 24 months), Siculeni-Adjud (RON173 million, due for completion in 36 months), 112 railroad crossings (RON105.8 million, due for completion in 34 months) and the development of a detection system for overheated breaks (RON97.1 million, due for completion in 29 months).
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A train trip on Bucharest- Constanta route will take half the time

The length of a train trip from Bucharest to Constanta will be as of June of 2 hours and 50 minutes. Aftet July 15, after several works on the railway are finished, the trip will last 2 hours and 30 minutes, according to CFR reps.

According to them, the work on the Fetesti- Constanta railway road have been completed about 99 npercent and the finishing deadline for the works is December 201, “except for Fetesti Station, where there will be rehabilitation projects that will not include rail traffic.” The CFR reps also say all works have been paid in full. The project was made with consultancy from the Japanese company Pacific Consultants International (PCI).

The total value of rehabilitation work was of 516 million euro. "For rehabilitation on Bucureşti Nord - Băneasa şi Feteşti - Constanţa there was a loan from the Romanian Government who ensured a credit of around 100 million euro from DEXIA- Austria, and later on the rest of the money came from CFR.
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Train ride from Romanian capital to seaside city Constanta, down to two and a half hours
JULY 15, 2011 AT 12:06 AM

The train ride between Romanian capital city Bucharest and the seaside city of Constanta would take two and a half hours for trains which will travel on the route without making any stops, after works on the tracks have been finalized, according to the country’s Railways Company CFR. The company has revamped 174 kilometers of railway track and 102 bridges.

Four rapid trains will travel this distance every day without making any stops, taking travelers to the seaside in two hours and a half. The trains which will make stops on their way will get to Constanta in up to three hours.
Last year, the train ride from Bucharest to Constanta took four hours during the summer. With modernization works still pending in some areas, CFR expects the ride to reach two hours and a quarter after everything will be finalized. There are ten train rides a day between Bucharest and Constanta. Ticket prices vary between RON 42 and RON 52.
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Presentation of 2 rail terminals currently U/C in Ploiesti and Timisoara:


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