Two years after the division of the company into freight and passenger transportation, from the BDŻ holding, the Bulgarian government decided to merge the operators into one company.
The Bulgarian government announced the beginning of the reform of the country's railway transport. Picture: BDZ This was stated by the Minister of Transport and Communications of the country Nikolai Sabev, reports the railway magazine Railway Supply with reference to RZD-Partner.
Another narrow-gauge diesel locomotive is ready for operation. Locomotive 75 009 is the penultimate diesel locomotive produced in Germany and delivered in 1965, which is also the most powerful in the world.
BDZ received the last two new Smartron locomotives under contract with DZZD Siemens Tron for a total of 15 locomotives.
The National Railway Infrastructure Company of Bulgaria (NRIC) has begun installing modern signaling and telecommunication systems, including ETCS Level 1, on 293 km of the Plovdiv - Burgas line, which will help increase the safety and interoperability of international rail transport.
Four new Smartron locomotives are already in operation Four new Smartron locomotives have been delivered to the Bulgarian Railways, which have already been formed into the trains since April 29.
BDZ terminated the procedure for the purchase of electric trains due to the lack of suppliers The Bulgarian Railway (BDZ) has terminated the tender procedures for the supply and warranty service of up to 16 new passenger electric trains.
Three more Smartron locomotives launched in Bulgaria Since February 11 three new Smartron locomotives have been involved into passenger transportation to various cities in Bulgaria, reports railway magazine Railway Supply citing information from the Bulgarian Railways.
Another Smartron electric locomotive put into operation in Bulgaria The third locomotive Smartron (Siemens) was delivered and included in the train schedule of the Bulgarian Railway.
BDZ to repower narrow gauge locomotives National operator BDZ has allocated 4m leva for modernisation of the 760 mm gauge diesel locomotives used on the 125 km Septemvri – Bansko – Dobrinishte line in the Rhodope mountains.