BDZ mulls buying DMUs

Bulgaria_zx500y290_1052791By February 2015, the Bulgarian State Railways (BDZ) company is to decide how many diesel rail units it needs to replace old railcars which are to be taken out of service, according to Anton Ginev, Deputy Transport Minister. Ginev noted that a public procurement procedure for the supply of rail buses would be launched once the number was specified.
He made clear that BDZ would start buying new trains and repairing train cars if a new debt rescheduling agreement with the company’s creditors.
Ginev informed, however, that the creditors of BDZ insisted to be paid at once BGN 219 M out of a total debt of BGN 371 M, while the company was unable to pay more than BGN 70 M, including BGN 40 M from the state subsidy and BGN 30 M which would otherwise have been used for capital expenditure.

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