BDZ Passengers Services Ltd. has announced a public procurement with the subject "Delivery and warranty maintenance of up to 16 new EMUs", designed to serve fast /InterCity/ trains for trips over 3 hours, along the main Bulgarian railways. The estimated value of the procedure is about BGN 247 000 000, as the technical requirements are for the EMUs to be 4 or 5 sections with provided maximum comfort for the passengers; first and second class sections and space for disabled people and strollers; with video surveillance, WI- FI and an option for catering area, with operating speed of 160 km / h. The parameters are in accordance with the current state of the railway infrastructure and the investment and development strategy of the Bulgarian National Railway Infrastructure Company.
H. Cegielski - Fabryka Pojazdów Szynowych Sp. z o.o. and Astra Vagoane Calatori SA are the candidates who have applied for the procedure: “Production and supply of 40 new passenger coaches for 1 435 mm track gauge for BDZ - Passengers EOOD”.
Bombardier Transportation GmbH, Siemens Throne, Excelor-E.L. Consortium and Stadler Rail Valencia S.A. are the participants who have submitted an application for the procedure: "Delivery and warranty maintenance of 10 new electric locomotives for BDZ – Passengers EOOD".
BDZ - Passengers EOOD has signed the contract for repair and maintenance of Siemens electric and diesel multiple units with the selected contractor Alstom Transport S.A. under the procedure: "Technical maintenance for a 5-year period of DMUs Series 10 and EMUs Series 30 and 31, owned by BDZ-Passengers EOOD.
BDZ, in partnership with one of the world famous furniture brands, renovates the interior of the sleeping cars. The branding is part of the marketing strategy of the national rail carrier for train advertising.
In order to achieve easier access to a wider range of potential contractors and to achieve optimal technical and financial parameters, BDZ has published a separate Public Procurement Register of BDZ-Passengers Ltd. and BDZ-Cargo Ltd., which is available at http://tenders.bdz.bg.
The round table for public discussion on the topic "Purchase of a new rolling stock for the needs of BDZ and investments in the national railway infrastructure", which was held earlier today, presented the opportunities for gradually renew of the rolling stock over the next 15 years. The discussion was attended by the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications, the management teams of BDZ and NRIC, the representatives of the trade unions, the higher education institutions "Todor Kableshkov", the Technical University of Sofia and UNWE, representatives of Bulgarian Industrial Capital Association (BICA), NGOs and railway experts.
In order to provide a more convenient way to travel to Turkey, covering a wider range of clients of the national railway carrier, options are currently being considered for the train to Edirne to depart from Sofia.
From 1st to 5th of April 2019, the first group of children and their parents from the National Foster Care Association (NFCA) will be accommodated in the recreation facility of BDZ in Panichishte. The campaign called "Expected Vacation" aims to help children in need by giving them the opportunity to get an unforgettable holiday all over the country. Apart from the recreation facilities, the national railway operator will provide also free transport, lots of fun and everything needed for "Expected Vacation".
The management team of the Bulgarian State Railways represented its main priorities at the session of the Transport, Information and Communications Committee, held on the 20th of March 2019.
BDZ invites all the interested parties to share their vision in relation to the restarting of the project "Purchase of new rolling stock for passenger services".
As a member of the Interrail network, “BDZ-Passengers”EOOD will take part in an initiative of the European Commission to provideyoung people aged 18 a travel Pass to explore Europe this summer. Tour of the Old Continent by train will receive as a gift around 15 000 young people from the EU Member States. The free travel campaign is called “Discover EU” and the EC provides the budget for the rail trips.