Bulgaria to launch tender for the supply of signalling systems

Bulgarian Deputy Minister of Transport, Velik Zanchev, announced that this month the National Railway Infrastructure Company will launch the tender for the supply and installation of signalling and telecommunications systems and security systems. The value of the tender is BGN 196 million (EUR 99.6 million). The new systems will be installed on the railway line linking Plovdiv and Burgas.
“With the implementation of new systems for signaling and telecommunications in all renovated railway lines in the country, we reach European levels of safety in the railway transport,” Zanchev said.
In August, Bulgaria completed the modernisation of Septemvri – Plovdiv railway line, including the installation of new systems for signaling and telecommunications. The systems were tested at the end of September.
This summer, the company announced that it will launch three rail tenders for the rehabilitation of Plovdiv-Burgas, Kostenets-Elin Pelin, and Kostenets-Septemvri rail sections.
The second phase of the Plovdiv-Burgas rehabilitation project was estimated at EUR 350 million, and the modernisation of Elin Pelin-Kostenets railway line valuated at EUR 460 million.
Within Plovdiv – Burgas project, in September, the Ministry of Transport launched rehabilitation works for the Skutare-Orizovo and Straldzha-Tserkovski railway sections. The works on Skutare-Orizovo line (26 km), part of the second phase of Plovdiv – Burgas project, are performed by the “European Railways” Association. The project is financed through the operational programme transport with a grant of over 32 million. Works on this project will be completed in 2019 and the Straldzha-Tserkovski section, by 2022.
The second phase of Plovdiv – Burgas project envisages the rehabilitation of 296 km. The whole project involves the modernisation of Orizovo-Mihaylovo section (the tender on feasibility study was already launched), Straldzha-Tserkovski and Yambol-Zimnitsa sections and the reconstruction of Zavoy and Zimnitsa stations. Under the project, there will be installed ERTMS/ETCS and GSM-R systems.

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