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The Contract Agreement between RZD International and the Cuban Union of Railways was signed on September 21, 2017 in the course of the plenary session of the Intergovernmental Russian-Cuban Commission on Trade-Economic and Scientific-Technical Cooperation. The document sets for the main conditions of the Contract for rehabilitation and upgrading of railway infrastructure of the Republic of Cuba. The Contract is scheduled to be signed after the Parties finalize its details.

The Project provides for:
  • Reconstruction of 1078 km of main railway lines and 357 structures;
  • Installation of new signaling systems in stations, hauls and at level crossings, as well as upgrading of existing signaling systems on the Central Line (Havana – Santiago de Cuba);
  • Construction of the Main Traffic Control Center;
  • Supply of construction and track machinery, materials and equipment;
  • Preparation of the Cuban railway network development Master plan;
  • Organization of the market and ticketing systems;
  • Training of Client’s railway personnel.
Completion of the Project will result in the increase of trains speed in some sections up to 120 km/h, in raising freight volume 1.7 times the passenger flow threefold.

The expected duration of the project is 11 years. The estimated cost of the project is €1.9 billion.