Tbilisi Metro will receive new trains
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has determined the winner of the tender for the supply of 11 metro trains in a 4-car configuration. The contract value should be € 49.2 million.
This is reported by the railway magazine Railway Supply.
The enterprise “Transmashholding” (TMH) bypassed other participants in the competition. The trains are to be delivered within the next three years. In particular, in 2022, the Tbilisi city administration expects to receive 2 trains.
The tender was announced by the capital of Georgia in 2020 under a € 65 million loan from the EBRD and a € 10 million grant from the Green Climate Fund (GCF).
In addition to the acquisition of rolling stock, the funds would go to the modernization of the depot and the tunnel.
Today, the rolling stock of the Tbilisi metro consists of trains produced by Metrovagonmash and the Leningrad Carriage Works (now Vagonmash LLC) from 1974 to 1992.
The average age of more than 65% of trains is 27 years, about 35% – 41 years. In 2005-2017, the carrier carried out the modernization of most of the railcars, including the replacement of electrical equipment, changes in the interior and exterior.
The launch of a new generation of 81-765 / 766/767 metro trains on the market has allowed TMH in recent years to significantly increase its revenue in this segment, to more than RUB 45 billion, and to develop the export of this type of rolling stock. So, in October last year, the manufacturer completed the contract for the supply of 40 metro cars of the 81-765.5 / 766.5 / 767.5 series for the Tashkent metro.
Also, a contract is currently underway for the supply of 60 railcars (12 trains in a 5-car combination) series 81-765.B / 766.B for the subway of the capital of Azerbaijan.
At the moment, 8 trains (40 railcars) have been delivered to the country, the rest of the rolling stock is planned to be sent until 2023. In addition, the manufacturer fulfills its obligations under the contract option for the modernization of 40 metro cars of the 81-717.4 / 714.4 series for the metro of the capital of Bulgaria.
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