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NRIC (the National Railway Infrastructure Company of Bulgaria) - Articles and news items

South East Europe: Rail financing challenges

Issue 3 2016 / 25 May 2016 /

In the development of European transport policies, growing priority is given to railway transportation. This places huge pressure on railway infrastructure managers and EU Member State governments to provide major financing for railway infrastructure projects. This challenge is particularly important for the ‘Cohesion countries’, such as Bulgaria, because in addition to the poor condition of railway infrastructure, they have limited budgetary capabilities. However, they dispose of the options of the Cohesion Policy. As Maria Tchakarova, Director of the NRIC explains, a continuous challenge exists of combining various financial instruments when building new or modernising existing railway infrastructure…

Positive financial future for rail in Bulgaria

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…

Thales and Kapsch win contract for turnkey project on Bulgarian railway line

Rail industry news / 8 February 2013 /

Thales has signed a contract with NRIC to provide electronic signalling and telecommunication technology…

BGN 1.3 billion to be invested in Bulgarian railway infrastructure by 2014

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…

Boosting railway infrastructure in Bulgaria

Issue 6 2008, Past issues / 3 December 2008 /

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.