Romania to buy 37 electric trains from Alstom
Italy-based Alstom Ferroviaria SpA on Thursday won the tender to deliver 37 new electric trains for passenger transport kin Romania, reported news portal Romaniajournal.com.
The trains are purchased by the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, through the Railway Reform Authority (ARF).
These are the first electric trains that Romania will have, apart from the three that were produced in Craiova and are operated by Softrans.
The financial offer of Alstom Feroviaria was RON 1.3 billion (EUR 262.6 million) without VAT (value added tax).
Electric trains (RE-IR) have a transport capacity of over 300 people/train, at a maximum speed of 160 km/h.
To ensure the quality of the vehicles, the trains are purchased with repair services included, for at least 15 years.
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