Cluj-Napoca – Oradea – Episcopia Bihor Railway Will Be Modernized

caile ferate romana oradeaCFR 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 maximum speeds of 80 km/hour (for freight trains) and 120 km/hour (for passenger trains).  “Cluj-Napoca – Oradea – Episcopia Bihor section has a great impact in the region, contributing directly to economic development and the improvement of local industry freight flows with western Europe. The rehabilitation of this railway section will open a second electrified connection with Hungary, with direct effects on rail traffic at the western border , “ said Marius Chiper, general manager of CFR SA.

Source: http://www.think-railways.com/

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