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Former DB's IC1 coaches to Bulgaria
Former DB's IC1 coaches to Bulgaria

Deutsche Bahn's end-of-life vehicles are still in demand.

KISS first contract awarded in Bulgaria
KISS first contract awarded in Bulgaria

On 26 April 2024, Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Bulgaria and Stadler have signed a contract for the delivery of seven KISS EMUs.

BDZ PP News Round-Up
BDZ PP News Round-Up

Preparations are being made for the implementation of a contract for the maintenance and overhauls of BDZ PP Desiros.

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First BDZ Smartrons In Regular Service
First BDZ Smartrons In Regular Service

On 17 December 2020, Smartrons 80 035 and 036 arrived at the Sofia depot, becoming the first two of a batch of 15 locomotives ordered by BDZ PP.

Bombardier Establishes New Bulgarian Legal Entity
Bombardier Establishes New Bulgarian Legal Entity

On 25 September 2020 Bombardier Transportation announced that it has established a new legal entity in Bulgaria as well as a project management office in Sofia.

Livery For BDZ Smartrons Selected
Livery For BDZ Smartrons Selected

On 3 August 2020, BDZ announced that in a public vote on the color scheme of the new Smartrons, the Green Force proposal was chosen.

BDZ Recent Tendering Development
BDZ Recent Tendering Development

BDZ has announced several tenders in recent months.

Smartrons For BDZ
Smartrons For BDZ

On 21 May 2020 Bulgarian State Railways (BDZ) has ordered ten Smartrons from Siemens Mobility. 

BDZ Desiros To Be Maintained By Alstom
BDZ Desiros To Be Maintained By Alstom

Updated news! Following an invitation to tender, on 17 December 2019 Alstom signed a five-year contract worth around 70 million EUR with BDZh - Pyatnicheski prevozi (BDZ - Passenger Services) for the maintenance of its 46 Desiro Classic units.

BDZh PP’s Tenders For The New Stock
BDZh PP’s Tenders For The New Stock

On 3 January 2020 BDZh PP has announced a public procurement with the subject „Delivery and warranty maintenance of up to 16 new EMUs“, designed to serve fast/inter-city long distance trains for trips over three hours.

More Smartrons In The Balkans
More Smartrons In The Balkans

Shortly before Christmas, the second of the Smartrons, ordered by operators from the Balkan countries, was delivered.

Three More Bulgarian Electrics Head For Czech Republic
  • 20th Feb 2014 13:52
Three More Bulgarian Electrics Head For Czech Republic
ZOS Zvolen has now acquired three more Škoda-built electrics from Bulgaria, in addition to the first four, which are now in service with various...
New Life For Overhauled Ex-BDZ Class 43 Electrics
  • 18th Jan 2013 17:33
New Life For Overhauled Ex-BDZ Class 43 Electrics
In October 2012 CZ LOKO, working together with ČMŽO Přerov, started to overhaul the first of four ex-BDZ Class 43 electrics, 43.555. The work was...