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April 21, 2021

Metrorex plans to purchase 16 new trains worth EUR 107 M

Bucharest metro operator Metrorex posted a bid announcement for the purchase of 16 new trains destined to Main Lines No. 1, 2 and 3, in a contract worth an estimated EUR 107.2 M, Mediafax reports. The contract spreads on 38 months and is financed via a loan taken from the European Investment  Bank and with money from the state budget. The new trains will comprise 96  carriages in total and will replace the old Type IVA trains used by Metrorex.  As prerequisite, participants must prove that they provided a minimum 96  carriages over the last five years, in at least three contracts with the total  value of RON 400 M. The offers may be submitted until the deadline of June  15, when sealed envelopes will be opened. Metrorex currently operates 44  new Bombardier trains and 31 old IVA ones. Along with 21 more trains, the purchase of the 16 trains is part of the loan agreement concluded in 2009 by  the Government with the European Investment Bank (EIB), worth EUR 395 M,  for the construction of Main Line No. 5 Drumul Taberei – Universitate.

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