CMS has advised the Czech consortium of Skoda Transportation and Skoda Vagonka on their successful participation in Metropoliten Sofia's BGN 134 million public procurement procedure for eight metro trains.
The public procurement agreement was signed on July 13, 2023. Metropoliten Sofia is the subway operator in the Bulgarian capital.
The Skoda Group is a member of the PPF Group. It manufactures vehicles for railways and public transport.
According to CMS, the project is expected to have an "extremely favorable impact on Bulgaria’s capital subway infrastructure – providing the most modern vehicles for citizens, shortening the running interval of trains, and gradually replacing the remaining Russian vehicle fleet." The eight trains are to enter service in 2026.
"We are very proud to deliver new, modern, and spacious metro trains to the people of Sofia," Skoda Group Region Central East President Zdenek Svata commented. "This success highlights our expertise in public transport. We offer a complete portfolio of environmentally friendly vehicles for public transport."
The CMS team was led by Sofia-based Partner Assen Georgiev and included Managing Partner Kostadin Sirleshtov and Associate Diyan Georgiev.