Railway Operators in Bulgaria


BDZ - Bulgarski Durzhavni Zheleznitsi

Network length, gauge and electrification (2003):

In 2006 BDZ carried 34.65 million passenger, about 3% more than in 2005. Freight amounted 21.3 million tonnes (5.2 billion tonne-km), about 5% more than previous year.
According to EU regulations, BDZ has been split up in BDZ Putnitcheski Prevosi (passenger department), BDZ Tovarni Prevosi (freight operations) and BDZ Lokomotivi (traction) during 2007.

Website: http://www.bdz.bg/

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BM - Bulmarket

Network length, gauge and electrification (2007):

Bulmarket was the first company in Bulgaria to get an open-access license. It mainly operates freight trains around Ruse but is allowed access to the entire network. In 2007 Bulmarket acquired six electric locomotives from Denmark.
In 2006 Bulmarket transported 252.900 tonnes of freight, producing 1.5 million tonne-km.

Website: http://www.bulmarket.bg/

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BZK - Bulgarian Railway Company

Network length, gauge and electrification (2007):

BZK is the first real open-access freight operator in Bulgaria. It is actually a subsidiary of GFR from Romania. In 2006 BZK transported 445.000 tonnes of freight, producing 170 million tonne-km.

Website: http://www.brc-bg.com/

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DB Cargo Bulgaria EOOD

Network length, gauge and electrification (2016):

In May 2010 DB Cargo (former DB Schenker Rail) from Germany got its own operating license for Bulgaria. The company is based in Pirdop and (until now) mainly operates shunting duties on industrial sidings. Locomotives are mainly second-hand from other DB Cargo subsidiaries, and are commonly operated with DB Cargo (former Logistics Center Danubius) from Romania.

Website: http://www.dbschenker.bg/

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PIMK - PIMK Rail

Network length, gauge and electrification (2016):

PIMK is a freight forwarder from Bulgaria that has now started rail operations with its first locomotive, suited for operating in neighbouring countries.

Website: http://www.pimk-bg.eu/

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TBD Cargo - Bobov Dol

Network length, gauge and electrification (2016):

TBD Cargo is the freight operating arm of the Bobov Dol coal company. In 2016 they started with their own trains to the power plant in Goliamo Selo.

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Last update: 14-05-2016