According to the bank website, the project will finance the purchase of 21 Electric Multiple Units (hereinafter EMU), eleven for urban/suburban services and ten for regional services, with a maximum speed of 160 km/h.
JASPERS (see: https://jaspers.eib.org) experts have been involved in the project's preparation and the subsequent Independent Quality Review.
Overall, the project complies with relevant EU and national environmental legislation and is eligible according to EIB environmental standards. The project is expected to result in positive environmental impacts by helping the rail sector to maintain or gain modal share in key segments of the passenger market that are most appropriately served by rail. On a passenger per kilometre basis, rail has the potential to generate significant energy savings, emission reductions and safety improvements compared to other transport modes. Rail transport may also improve noise levels on an aggregate basis.
Project contacts not available at the time of disclosure.
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