Pesa wins contract to supply 62 electric trains to Romania

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The Romanian Railway Reform Authority (ARF) has announced that it has awarded Polish rolling stock manufacturer Pesa Bydgoszcz with a contract to supply 62 electric trains for use on regional lines.

ARF announced on October 30: “After completing the evaluation of the technical and financial proposals, as well as the eligibility documents of the two manufacturers of rolling stock that submitted bids and receiving unconditional approvals from the National Public Procurement Authority (ANAP), the Evaluation Commission formalized the winning of the tender for the purchase of new rolling stock intended for short-distance regional transport by designating the rolling stock manufacturer Pesa.”

The project, which is worth around €644m to €845m, also includes a 15-year maintenance and service contract, with possible extension of another 15 years, for the operation of the electric trains.

The order is being funded by the European Union’s 2021-27 Transport Programme and with funding from the Romanian government.

The contract for 62 trains follows news earlier this year that Pesa had won a Romanian Railways tender for the supply of 20 EMU Inter-Regio vehicles with 15 years of maintenance, with options for an additional nine units and another 15 years of maintenance.

The vehicles offered by Pesa are three-unit electric multiple units built on separate bogies, capable of speeds of up to 160km/h, with 192 seats in first and second class, which will be powered by the AC 25kV traction network and equipped with the Romanian PZB 90 safety system.

The contracts for both projects will be signed later this year, with the first vehicles set to be delivered to Romania in two years.