Bulgary is looking for new rolling stock for passenger transport. The national passenger rail carrier, BDŽ Putnicheski Prevozi Ltd., is owned by the Ministry of Transport and Communications and should receive the newly tendered rolling stock.
The newly-announced tenders include:
- 20 push-pull trainsets with a capacity of 300 seats and a maximum speed of 200 km/h
35 single-deck electric multiple units with a capacity of 200 seats and a maximum speed of 160 km/h
- 7 double-deck electric multiple units with a capacity of 300 seats and a maximum speed of 160 km/h
All the announced tenders include 15-year maintenance. The double-deck units and locomotives have a submission deadline of 19 June 2023, while bidders for single-deck units and push-pull trainsets can submit their offers by 10 July 2023.