Sat May 20th, 2006 at 01:23:21 PM EST
Budapest is building a fourth metro line. Yesterday, the result of the tender for 37 subway trains was announced – and it is bound to go to the courts, possibly repeating what happened over the last year, when Canadian-German Bombardier and Swiss Stadler battled it out over a suburban trains tender.
French Alstom won with an offer worth €247 million. Second-placed was Russian Metrowagonmash (supplier of the trains currently running on lines 2 and 3) – with an offer cheaper by €5 million. But Metrowagonmash representatives also think points for technology were mis-calculated too, and plan a court move against the awarding.
Note though, offers by three other competitors (German Siemens, Canadian-German Bombardier and South Korean ROTEM) were thrown out as unfit.
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