Alstom completed the electrification and energy supply works on the 42 km of the Vințu de Jos – Simeria section, within the modernization of the railway infrastructure and superstructure on the northern Romanian branch of the pan-European Rhine-Danube corridor. The beneficiary of the project, the National Railway Company CFR SA, recently signed the Reception Minutes at the end of the works.
Within the project, Alstom’s responsibility included the construction of an electric traction substation at Șibot, which transforms the electric power coming from the national supply system and adapts it for the electric power system necessary for railway traction. Alstom also installed power supply systems, totaling over 130 km of catenary. In addition, the company was also responsible for providing passenger information and announcement systems.
“The benefits of a rehabilitated railway line are multiple, from ensuring a faster, safer and more comfortable journey for passengers, to the economic and social development of the areas that these lines cross,” says Gabriel Stanciu, general manager of Alstom for Romania, Bulgaria and the Republic of Moldova. “This project reaffirms Alstom’s leading position on the Romanian railway electrification market and we are proud of everything we have done so far.”
Alstom is active in the continuous rehabilitation works of the Romanian section of the Rhine-Danube corridor since 2012, and currently the company covers over 75% of the 450 km currently under rehabilitation in the Romanian sector, in the field of signals or infrastructure.