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Old February 15th, 2013, 09:59 PM   #161
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Few pics of undergoing works on Pan-European Rail Corridor IV near Sighișoara. For few kilometers, the entire railway will be moved on a new alignment, because the old one has too many curves and cannot handle speeds of 160km/h. Two new tunnels and a bridge over river Târnava Mare will be built:




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Old February 15th, 2013, 10:00 PM   #162
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- works on the other side of the hill, at the tunnel's exit:




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Old February 15th, 2013, 10:06 PM   #163
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- heavy machinery at the second tunnel, near the hill of Daneș:






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Old February 22nd, 2013, 11:46 AM   #164
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From Railway Insider, 21st February 2013


Grup Feroviar Român shortlisted in the sale of BDZ Cargo


Grup Feroviar Român announced having been shortlisting for the sale of BDZ Cargo and entering the next stage of procedures.

GFR has received the official notification from the Bulgarian Privatisation Agency which confirmed that the company had met qualification requirements and was admitted to continue participating in the privatisation process on the short list.

“Having been admitted to continue in the privatisation process of BZD Cargo is a proof that GFR is an important player in the region and throughout Europe”, the Group’s President Gruia Stoica said.

He also underlined the importance of developing a regional operator capable to unify the railway freight transport activities in Bulgaria, Serbia and Romania.
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Old March 14th, 2013, 02:31 AM   #165
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works on Arad-Curtici sector, Glogovat-Cicir 13/03/2013



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Old March 18th, 2013, 01:21 AM   #166
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Nice touchdown by Astra Arad in Iraq, after the EUR 100 million Brasil contract for rail cars:

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Astra Vagoane to build trains and railways in Iraq
BUSINESS | NINEOCLOCK | MARCH 17TH, 2013 AT 9:00 PM

An Iraqi delegation made up of several senior ministerial officials signed a Memorandum in Baghdad on Tuesday, with officials at Romanian Astra train manufacturer, Mediafax, which reproduced an Al-Shorfa quote of Salam al-Quraishi, a government economic adviser. The joint venture specializing in passenger train manufacturing will be based in al-Samawa, southern Iraq.

“The company will overhaul the rail infrastructure in Iraq, in co-operation with the Ministry of Transport, in a first stage after being set up. In four years’ time, the construction will begin of a railway network between Basra and Western Iraq, to cross various provinces,” he said. A working team from Romania and Iraq will begin planning technical, financial and legal aspects of the company. “The process should be completed within 30 days at the latest, after which the actual proceedings will begin for setting up the company,” the Iraqi official said.

After an early last February meeting between Economy Minister Varujan Vosganian and Astra Vagoane owner Valer Blidar, Vosganian announced the company sent passenger carriages, trams and automotors in Iraq and Turkmenistan, the offer including revamp services and rolling stock repairs.
http://www.nineoclock.ro/astra-vagoa...lways-in-iraq/


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Old March 18th, 2013, 04:43 PM   #167
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Nice touchdown by Astra Arad in Iraq
Is Irak really stable enough again now to envision building railways and
running trains ? If not, this might just be a lot of money wasted, and
large risks for the contracting company...
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Old March 20th, 2013, 02:18 AM   #168
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Ghioroc-Cicir 19/03/13 (Curtici km655+185 - km 614 section)



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Old March 21st, 2013, 08:33 AM   #169
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Say wha...at?

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Linia de cale ferată de mare viteză Budapesta-Constanţa, din nou în actualitate

Linia de mare viteză Budapesta-Bucureşti-Constranţa, despre care se discută încă din 2007, este din nou printre priorităţile CFR. Compania şi-a bugetat anul acesta pentru această linie 10 milioane de lei pentru studii de prefezabilitate.

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Old March 25th, 2013, 08:38 PM   #170
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Commission approves major EUR 34 million co-investment to improve railway connections in South Romania

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The European Commission has approved an investment of € 34 million from the Cohesion Fund for the upgrading of two Danube bridges railway bridges, Borcea and Cernavoda in order to complete the rehabilitation of the railway line Bucharest-Constanta in the Romanian South development region.
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Old March 29th, 2013, 03:55 PM   #171
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We are going to build Sofia-Vidin railway for 200km/h by 2017 as said local newspaper. It will cost 2.5 bln euro. From Calafat when are you planning to start construction? I've heard about over 3 bln euro price.
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 10:04 PM   #172
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We are going to build Sofia-Vidin railway for 200km/h by 2017 as said local newspaper. It will cost 2.5 bln euro. From Calafat when are you planning to start construction? I've heard about over 3 bln euro price.
Strange decision for this speeds... Isn't it the line from Vidin part of the new freight corridor VII ? The Calafat-Craiova line will be built between 2014-2020 but I cannot say exactly in wich period... From Craiova to Timisoara is the same situation...
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 11:14 PM   #173
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Few pictures taken today from Arad railway station (currently under modernisation thanks to Arad-Curtici railway project).

There will be a pedestrian overpass over the lines:





In this picture you can clearly see that right now lanes 1, 2 and 3 are used, while the rest are closed for the works:















Here comes a romanian freight train...



... or is it austrian?







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Old July 1st, 2013, 01:28 AM   #174
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Hello! I have two questions:
1. Which is the 44km section that you put into service on 20-21st June?
2. Why trains between Giurgiu and Bucuresti go through Videle?
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2. Why trains between Giurgiu and Bucuresti go through Videle?
As far as I know, there is a bridge out of service on the direct line. It was
already so when I travelled to Turkey 5 years ago, is still so now, and I know
no plans for getting this bridge back in shape. Do some local people know
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Old July 1st, 2013, 10:24 AM   #176
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As far as I know, there is a bridge out of service on the direct line. It was
already so when I travelled to Turkey 5 years ago, is still so now, and I know
no plans for getting this bridge back in shape. Do some local people know
better ?
Our government has a 0 maintenance investment policy on railways, albeit not officially. So when a bridge on what is not a crucial link is out, they cannot be bothered to repair it. Hence why the Gradiste bridge is now out for 8 years, and does not look likely to be repaired soon.
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Old July 15th, 2013, 12:45 PM   #177
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Calafat - Craiova

Hello to all!

As you know there is a bridge between Romanian city Calafat and Bulgarian city Vidin over Danube river - it was opened 1 month ago. There is a railway over the bridge but the infrastructure, except the new build railway, is horrible - both in Bulgaria and Romania. Also, the trains from Calafat to Craiova were very old - maybe they will be changed soon?
Here are some photos from my trip Craiova - Calafat - more than 3 hours for less than 100 km:










Do someone know is there any plans for overall construction for the railway between Calafat and Craiova?
This is important, because with the new bridge over Danube there would be an international trains. I see many people working on the stations, but not outside them.
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There's something quite romantic I think about that line. It reminds me of the images of railways you see from the USA, in the mid-West region.

But I can imagine if you're a regular traveller on the line wishing to get from A to B as quickly as possible it's annoying.
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There's something quite romantic I think about that line. It reminds me of the images of railways you see from the USA, in the mid-West region.

But I can imagine if you're a regular traveller on the line wishing to get from A to B as quickly as possible it's annoying.
yes, it was a great experience Also, as you can see from the photos - I was the only traveller in the wagon
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yes, it was a great experience Also, as you can see from the photos - I was the only traveller in the wagon
I really could do with a nice little solitary train ride like that right now.
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