Bucharest City Hall intends to borrow nearly 1 billion EUR to buy new trams. Namely, the City Mayor announced the intention of adding 250 new trams to the existing ones. The total cost of the new tramways is EUR 836 million.
This investment will modernize, to a greater extent, the Bucharest public transport.
We received a visit from a delegation of the World Bank at the headquarters of the Capital City Hall to discuss the possibility of financing the purchase of 250 new trams in addition to the investments made so far for the modernization of public transport.Bucharest City Mayor Nicusor Dan on receiving the visit from World Bank in Bucharest
The team led by Shomik Raj Mehndiratta, Transport Administrative Manager for Europe and Central Asia, has expressed interest in lending the City Hall and will return with a request for documents shortly to review our proposal.
Of these, 100 will be 36 m long and unidirectional, another 100 of the 27 m long range, 90 unidirectional and ten bidirectional. The remaining 50 will have a length of 45 m and will be unidirectional.
All new trams will have modern equipment, benefit from an air conditioning system, and be accessible for people with disabilities.
Currently, Bucharest’s rolling stock has 521 trams, including utility cars. Of these, almost 70% have expired.