RAIL.ONE Group signed three contracts for upgrading rail lines in Hungary and Romania. These projects will enable a big portion of the full production capacity in RAIL.ONE factories in these countries until late 2013.
The Hungarian order involves the lines from Szajol, via Kisújszállás to Püspökladány, in the eastern part of the country. Plans are for complete refurbishment of this line. By the end of 2013 the Hungarian subsidiary of RAIL.ONE – Lábatlani Vasbetonpari Zrt. – will deliver approx. 264,000 concrete sleepers for this project. In addition, the company will supply around 73,000 concrete sleepers for the rail connection between Kelenföld, a borough of Budapest, to the suburb Tarnok. In Romania, the line from Arad via Curtici to the Hungarian border will be extended and refurbished. This rail line is part of Transeuropean Transport Corridor IV, which runs in Romania from Curtici via Arad, and through Simeria, Braşov (German: Kronstadt), and Bucharest to Constanza. For this project, S.C. TRAVERTEC S.R.L., the Romanian subsidiary of RAIL.ONE, received an order to deliver approx. 230,000 concrete sleepers, as well as 11,000 linear metres of turnout sleepers.