Railway Operators in Romania

Information about Romanian private operators is largely based on an article in Today's Railways 115 (July 2005). Check out the web site and take a subscription!

Please note that only the larger companies (operating on the main line and with at least 3 locomotives) are mentioned. There are several others with only 1 or 2 locomotives or that only perform shunting duties. See the above mentioned magazine for a full overview. A website of the private operators organization can be found here.


CFR - Căile Ferate Romăne

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In 1998 the former SNCFR was split up in different parts. For the rolling stock the most important are CFR Călători(passengers) and CFR Marfă(freight).
SFT (Societatea Feroviara de Turism) now operates the historic steam locomotives and narrow gauge locomotives of CFR.

GFR is to take over a 51% stake of CFR Marfa from the Romanian state. In 2013 48.5 million passengers travelled with CFR, 15% less than in 2012.

Website: http://www.cfr.ro/

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CCCF - CCCF S.A.

Network length, gauge and electrification (2005):

CCCF operates track construction and maintenance trains, mainly in the southeast.

Website: http://www.cccfsa.ro/

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CC 33 ICIM - Cai Ferate 33 Intreprinderea Constructii Industriale si Montaj

Network length, gauge and electrification (2005):

This company plans to operate freight trains over local lines.

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CG - SC Constantin Grup Srl

Network length, gauge and electrification (2011):

This company operate mostly shunting operations and locomotive repairs in their workshop in Călăraşi. Also, many of their locomotives are rented to Servtrans Invest and GFR.

Website: http://www.locomotive.ro/

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CTF - Compania de Transport Feroviar

Network length, gauge and electrification (2005):

This company used to operate regional passenger trains but handed these back to CFR. They still operate open access freight trains.

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CTV - Cargo Trans Vagon

Network length, gauge and electrification (2005):

CTV operates chemical trains from a large factory in Victoria, over lines in south and southeastern Romania.

Website: http://www.tts-group.ro/

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DB - DB Cargo Romania (former Logistic Services Danubius)

Network length, gauge and electrification (2005):

This company, a subsidiary of DB Schenker in Germany, mainly performs shunting duties but also operates some open-access freight trains in Romania, Bulgaria and the former Yugoslavia. It used to be known as Logistic Services Danubius. In 2016 DB Schenker Rail was renamed into DB Cargo.

Website: http://www.dbschenker-romtrans.com/

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GFR - Grup Feroviar Roman

Network length, gauge and electrification (2005):

This private operator runs open-access freight trains all over Romania. It is one of the largest private operators in the country. In 2010/2011 GFR acquired all rail operations of Rompetrol, the locomotives and wagons were also taken over but not (yet) repainted.
In 2010 GFR transported 9.25 million tonnes of freight, a market share of 27% in Romania.

In 2013 GFR it to take over 51% of CFR Marfa shares from the Romanian State.

Website: http://www.gfr.ro/

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IRC - InterRegional Calatori

Network length, gauge and electrification (2009):

IRC entered the passenger train market in 2008 using the name Regional. They have taken over several services from CFR Calatori. IRC is linked to infrastructure owner and manager Via Terra Spedition that does not operate trains itself.

Website: http://www.viaterraspedition.ro/

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MIS - M.I.S. Grup Transport Feroviar

Network length, gauge and electrification (2005):

M.I.S. operates freight trains on Ilva Mica-Rodna Veche and Floreni-Dornisoara with stock hired from CFR.

Website: http://www.misgrup.ro/

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RT - Regiotrans

Network length, gauge and electrification (2009):

This new private operator (previously known as RC-Caile Ferate TRANS Brasov and later as Feroviar Keolis) operates passenger trains around Alba Iulia, Brasov, Timisoara, and on Bretcu - SF. Gherorghe and Sighisoara - Odorhei. More and more lines are added, it is difficult to keep track of all of them. Freight operations and infrastructure has been renamed in 2009 into RFo: RC Rail Force SRL Brasov.

Websites: http://www.regiotrans.ro/ and http://www.rccf.ro/

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SEFER

Network length, gauge and electrification (2005):

SEFER is a subsidiary of CTF, and mainly transports oil from refineries to the port of Constanta.

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SI - Servtrans Invest SA

Network length, gauge and electrification (2009):

Servtrans operates open-access freight trains with many different goods all over Romania. In March 2005 they entered the passenger train business, taking over Rosiori Nord-Pitesti from CFR. In 2009 one train pair on Rosiori Nord-Turnu Magurele followed.

Website: http://www.servtrans-invest.com/

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ST - Softrans

Network length, gauge and electrification (2014):

This private operator runs open-access freight trains. One locomotive is on hire to MÁV in Hungaria (through Floyd).
Since 2014 Softrans - operating arm of the Softronic locomotive/trainset builder - also operates passenger services: A local service on Motru-Filiasi-Strehaia-Craiova and a seasonal long-distance service Craiova-Bucuresti and Brasov-Bucuresti.

Website: http://www.softrans.ro/

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TFG - SC Transferoviar Grup SA

Network length, gauge and electrification (2010):

This is another open access freight operator, which started passenger operations on lines leased from CFR in 2010. They currently operate passenger trains on Caransebeş - Bouţari, (Buzau-) Berca - Nehoiaşu and Oradea Est - Băile Felix - Cordău - Holod (Cordău - Holod is currently out-of-use). They also operate mainline long-distance services on Oradea - Cluj-Napoca (2 pairs), Cluj-Napoca - Bistriţa Nord (2 pairs) and Cluj-Napoca - Târgu Mureş (1 pair). They will soon put in service 2 pairs of regional trains on route Oradea - Timişoara Nord.

Website: http://www.transferoviar.ro/

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UT - SC Unifertrans SA

Network length, gauge and electrification (2005):

This private operator runs open-access freight trains, mainly tank trains to the port of Constanta. They also operate narrow gauge trains for the Romcim Fieni cement factory, from Fieni to Moroieni.

Website: http://www.unicom-group.ro/unifer/

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Last update: 28-12-2016