Twelve locomotives for Moldova
As a land-locked country, freight transport plays a vital role in Moldova, and many businesses and large parts of the economy depend on efficient rail infrastructure and services. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), European Union (EU) and European Investment Bank (EIB) have therefore helped Moldovan Railways to invest in twelve new locomotives.
The maiden run with one of the new locomotives to the neighbouring country Ukraine has recently been completed. The new locomotives will ensure better and safer transport, EBRD said. They can carry much larger loads as before – up to 4,800 t more. They also use less energy, cutting related costs by about 25% and CO2 emissions by 40%. (ben)