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May 20, 2022
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Minister wants tougher sanctions for train passengers without tickets

The minister of Transport and Infrastructure, Alexandru Nazare asked the top management of state-run railway company CFR to take a tougher stance on those who travel by train without a ticket, starting this summer, the minister said in an interview with Evenimentul Zilei. “The teams authorised to issue fines have been formed, I also asked company managers to be very strict. I can give you no estimate value for the fines, now” he added.Speaking about a direct rail shuttle to the Otopeni, which would allow travellers to directly reach the airport, without the bus that currently connects the train station with the terminal, the minister said that he met officials of CFR SA, CFR Calatori and the airport, in order to establish a prospect for solving this issue. There is a project about extending the train line directly to the airport, which has reached now the phase of feasibility study and will be implemented rapidly enough.In the interview, the minister also evoked the issue of the electricity used by the railroad sector. The transport ministry currently has talks with the IMF in order to identify the best mechanism for paying the debts, either from the state budget, or by via a state-guaranteed loan, the minister explained. “We talked even with Eximbank and I hope that, in 2012, we will find the technical way to repay the debts,” Nazare said.

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