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High speed train project might be completed this year

The Ministry of Transports and the Chinese partners might finish this year the project of the Romanian stretch of the high speed train to connect Vienna, Budapest, Bucharest and Constanta, according to a recent statement of Romanian Minister of Transports Ramona Manescu for Agerpres.

2014-01-29 13:33:49

Minister of Transports stated that "there are talks with the Chinese partners about the bullet train connecting Vienna, Budapest, Bucharest and Constanta. From the border to Constanta we can build this stretch without European funds too. This year we hope to be able to finish at least the project due to which we should effectively begin building the railway."

"By the end of 2014-2020 we want to have bullet trains in Romania, goods trains should be able to run at 120 kilometres per hour, passenger ones, at 160 kilometres per hour and the bullet train from the border to Constanta should run at 200 kilometres per hour," Manescu added.

In late November Premier Victor Ponta said that, following the China-South-Eastern Europe business forum held in Bucharest, the Chinese officials made this suggestion in order to promote their new technology of high speed train.



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