Towards the development of sustainable mobility
Urban development, the increasing population density and the people's need for mobility, as well as the intensification of intra-urban freight transport flows trigger new challenges for the organisation modes of public transport in Romania. Cities develop into economic entities and demand efficient transport systems, as in turn they stimulate the development of national markets. In the current context, urban transport infrastructure, similar to national infrastructure, needs to increase in competitiveness.
Several infrastructure rehabilitation projects have been announced this year, the main financing source being the Regional Operational Programme. According to the latest statistics, over 90% of the transport fleet needs upgrading. The market potential for new trams is estimated at over EUR 2 Billion for the next 10 years.
All these issues will be debated by the participants at the public transport session within the "Railway Days" - Wider Black Sea Area Railway Summit, organised by Club Feroviar, CODATU and the Romanian Railway Industry Association (AIF), on 5&6 of October 2010 (Pullman Hotel, Bucharest, Romania).
Case studies - over 70 km of light rail line will be upgraded starting with this year in Cluj-Napoca, Craiova, Iasi and Timisoara
Cluj-Napoca Municipality is the first in the country to receive positive opinion from the European Commission for the Urban Development Integrated Plan (PIDU) which will bring the city EUR 82 Million of non-reimbursable funds. The municipality will initiate rehabilitation works at the tram line, modernisation and extension of the public transport system to neighbouring localities and the introduction of the ticketing system on the public transport lines of Cluj public transport operator (RATUC).
Metrorex initiates tenders for awarding the construction works on Line 5, Drumul Taberei-Universitate section. The section will measure 9 km of double line with 14 stations and will connect the capital from East to West. The project is worth EUR 883 Million, out of which EUR 395 Million are coming from the European Investment Bank and the rest of EUR 488 Million will be financed from the state budget.
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