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Rail industry news / 7 May 2014 /
In Astana (Kazakhstan) as part of the 60th Meeting of the Council for Railway Transport of the Member States of the Commonwealth, a Memorandum on Cooperation between Russian Railways and Bulgarian State Railways was signed…
Rail industry news / 14 June 2013 /
FCC has opened to traffic the Vidin-Calafat bridge, linking Bulgaria and Romania…
Issue 1 2013 / 20 February 2013 /
A very important factor for the development of the transport sector in the Republic of Bulgaria is its geographical location, providing a good link between Europe and Asia and a bridge between the West and the East. To a great extent this pre-determines the potential functions of Bulgaria from a transport perspective: A transit country between the rich in natural resources countries from the Middle East, Western and Middle Asia in the East/South East and the economically and industrially strong Western and Central European states in the West/North West…
Issue 1 2013 / 18 February 2013 /
In 2012, the NRIC (the National Railway Infrastructure Company of Bulgaria) reported very good financial results and succeeded in clearing all debts owed to external partners. In a comprehensive interview for European Railway Review, Joanna Dimitrova, Financial Director of NRIC speaks about these recent achievements and what can be expected in the near future…
Rail industry news / 8 February 2013 /
Thales has signed a contract with NRIC to provide electronic signalling and telecommunication technology…
Issue 1 2012 / 6 February 2012 /
The State Enterprise ‘National Railway Infrastructure Company’ (NRIC) has been established by the Law on Railway Transport – a law which came into force from 1 January 2002. The company is with a statute of a state-owned entity as per the meaning of the Trade Act. The company is registered in the Register of the Sofia City Court…
The task of the modernisation plan of the Railway Infrastructure of Republic of Bulgaria is to develop the advantages of the country cross-road position and its transit potential with an aim to enhance the country’s integration into the European structures and to support the sustainable development of the Southeast Europe region. It should create preconditions for liberal transport market development and for the continuous increase of quality of transport services.
The railways in Bulgaria celebrate their 120th anniversary in 2008. Railway history, of course, is more than just a string of events – it contains stories of achievement, stories of challenges, stories of hard times and most of all, stories of people who lived through their work and contributed to the development of railway transport.
Historically, the state railways in Bulgaria have always been the most significant part of the national railway system, which embraces industrial lines, factories and mine railways too. The split-up between the railway operator and the infrastructure manager in 2002, was a major change and a process which continues today.