EUR 198.2 million from the Cohesion Fund is invested in the renovation of the railway line between the cities of Coslariu and Simeria, in the center of Romania. The project will allow trains to run between 120 km/h and 160 km/h, which will reduce travel time between the two cities by approximately 45 minutes.
Regional Policy Commissioner Corina Creţu said: “Modernizing this railway line will not only stimulate the economic competitiveness of the central and western regions of Romania, it will also preserve the environment and, above all, it will improve the quality of life of Romanian citizens”.
868,000 people would benefit from faster connections between these regions, especially in the areas of Alba and Hunodoara. The project will also increase the capacity of the train line in terms of freight traffic, which will contribute to local economic growth. The work is expected to be completed in 2020./IBNA