EU advises Moldova to re-equip rolling stock
The EU advises Moldova to re-equip its rolling stock in order to connect the railway lines with Romania and Ukraine at the same time.
European Commissioner for Transport Adina Velyan visited Moldova and spoke about the vision of the European Commission regarding the development of the country railway infrastructure, reports the railway magazine Railway Supply with reference to urm.media.
She noted that Moldova should invest in a mechanism for adapting rolling stock to different track gauges.
According to her, it is important to determine technical solutions so that communication with both Ukraine and Romania is ensured at the railways level. Adina Velyan noted that the lack of electrification of the Moldovan railway is a problem that can be solved with the support of external partners.
At the same time, Moldova should develop specific projects for the modernization of the railway, since the EU is currently investing heavily in this type of transport.
The total length of the railway network operated by the Moldovan Railway is 1232 kilometers, 1218 km of which are wide gauge (Soviet).
The first segment of the European railroad was commissioned in 2013. Let us remind you that Moldova will receive a loan of € 23.5 million from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
The money will be used to modernize the railway infrastructure on the Bendery – Causeni – Bessarabka – Etulia – Giurgiulesti section, which ensures the transit of goods from Romania and Ukraine.
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