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Bulgaria works hard to reduce level crossing fatalities

19 August 2014 | By

The total track length of the railway network of the Republic of Bulgaria is 6,529km and there are 790 level crossings managed by the National Railway Infrastructure Company (NRIC) of which 140 have manual barriers, 127 have electrical barriers, 108 operate with automatic block, 274 operate with automatic devices, and…

Development of the railway sector in the Republic of Bulgaria

20 February 2013 | By Ivaylo Moskovski, Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications, Bulgaria

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…

Positive financial future for rail in Bulgaria

18 February 2013 | By Joanna Dimitrova, Financial Director of NRIC

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 Global Railway Review, Joanna Dimitrova, Financial Director of NRIC speaks about these recent achievements and what can be expected…

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

6 February 2012 | By Milcho Lambrev, Director General, National Railway Intrastructure Company (NRIC)

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…

Boosting railway infrastructure in Bulgaria

3 December 2008 | By Anton Ginev, Director General, National Railway Infrastructure Company, Bulgaria

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…

Enhancing competitiveness and addressing challenges

27 September 2008 | By Hristo Monov, Executive Director of Bulgarian State Railways EAD (BDZ EAD)

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…

Restructuring: the Bulgarian key for success

6 February 2007 | By Oleg Petkov, Executive Director, Bulgarian State Railways EAD

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.