Bulgaria launches a large-scale update of its rolling stock

The country’s Ministry of Transport has announced four tenders for the renewal of its railway fleet, with a total value of 2.8 billion Bulgarian Lev (€1.4 billion) excluding value-added tax, reports railway journal Railway Supply, citing Rollingstock.

Within these tenders, the procurement of 35 single-deck and 7 double-deck electric trains, 20 push-pull trains, and 18 shunting locomotives is planned.

Furthermore, all contracts also include the maintenance of the new rolling stock for a period of 15 years.

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The consultation process with manufacturers was conducted last year, resulting in proposals from 32 companies.

The final tender results are expected to be announced in June-July, with the delivery of the new rolling stock anticipated within 2-3 years.

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