First passenger railway Vidin-Calafat


The first regular passenger train service between Bulgaria’s Vidin and Romania’s Calafat crosses the Danube Bridge 2 starting Saturday, May 10, Vladimir Andreev, director of the authority that manages the crossing, told Bulgarian radio, according to Focus-Fen news agency. Connecting Vidin in Bulgaria and Calafat in Romania, the EUR 282 million four-lane bridge is part of the Pan-European transport corridor IV with EUR 106 million of its funds coming from EU funds and the rest from national and private sources. Although it suffered technical issues after it opened in June last year, including a massive pothole and other flaws, Andreev told there were no problems concerning trains crossing the bridge. He added the situation with freight services was different as it was necessary there were cargo and logistics firms to organise its transportation.

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