Amosarr: Rihannsu Innovation on the Rails, for All the World
Amosarr is Rihan's sole manufacturer of railway locomotives and rolling stock, established following the Senate's declaration of financing a substantive high-speed and conventional rail network throughout the Republic as a means to combat rising traffic congestion between the capital and the provinces. Although the Republic has only just begun to get serious about rail as a mode of travel, it recognizes that it is a space that is ripe for innovation in both fabrication and design. The areas the company has rapidly gotten involved in include electric locomotives, single and double-decker passenger cars (plus sleepers, baggage, and dining cars), subway cars, and assorted freight wagons. Amosarr's manufacturing facilities and offices are located in Vribera.
Talasagam Rheilhhu Rihana: Up to 2,100 assorted passenger cars with an additional option for 3450 more. 52 S-Class High-Speed Trainsets. Up to 15,210 freight wagons of assorted types. 384 electric locomotives running on AC power. H'sarin: 60 V-Class Metro Trainsets for Purple Line, expected to build an additional 210 trainsets for remaining lines and increased service through 2028.
Transport Ministry, Dartha
"...of course, we'll give regular updates to the Senate as requested...thank you Senator Charvanek...and a good day to you too," and he hung up the phone.
Miro Tumel had just been promoted to Chief Engineer, the immediate subordinate to the Minister, two weeks earlier after his predecessor was removed from his position due to a major disagreement with a powerful Jaridan senator. The identity of this politician was never divulged but he suspected that it was his newfound senatorial backer, Livana Charvanek. Now wasn't the time to contemplate this and rather to put his skills to work on getting the high-speed railway project off the ground.
Up until today, Yhfillain, the more notable face of the Ministry, had been charged almost exclusively on operating the public transport system - the commuter railways of the three major cities, the intercity bus network, and the various riverbus services along the major waterways and along the coast of the Apnex Sea. Now, this body had been ordered to be responsible for the planning and construction of a high-speed line between the capital, Dartha, and the second-largest (and second-most important) city, Peldred to the southeast in the Chetris Province. This was a completely foreign territory for the Ministry. He knew that the Senate wanted quick results to show the masses that they were addressing their concerns.
He adjusted himself in his desk chair and pressed a buzzer on his intercom. "Elvia, can you come in here please?" he asked. She was his secretary, equally attractive and unemotional in her work. "Yes sir," she inquired, getting her pad at the ready to take down his instructions. "I want you to work with Jeran and Ulik in preparing a contract posting for an engineering and design consultant to help us with the high-speed project."
She nodded in acknowledgment. "Both of them already have all the details from me as to what is required of our eventual contractor," he said pausing for a moment. "And one other thing," he began, Elvia was attentive, "Senator Chavarnek and I are supposed to meet every week, can you work with her aide and set it up." Elvia began skimming his calendar as he was saying this. "I'll get on it right away. Anything else sir?" she inquired.
"Not now," he responded. "That will be all." She nodded once more and left the room. After she was out of the office, he picked up his phone and called Almor. "My friend, how are you...and the children...good, good. I am sure you heard the latest over Tlaru Aihrifv Rheilhhu...you have? Then I don't have to go over the entire story with you...is it possible for you to arrange a meeting between me, the Mayor (Maiori) of Peldred, Cildan; and Chetris Governor (Jahærenen) Lakol? Thank you. Call me on my cellphone the moment you have that three-way conversation confirmed...we'll talk again soon, have a good day..."
Hel na Talasagamdæsnen u'na Ekhiel ih'Sivas Dartha
From the Office of the Transportation Minister and the City Council of Dartha
This is an official notice that the Transportation Ministry of the Rihan Republic, in conjunction with the City Council of Dartha, hereby issues tender for interested parties to submit bids to construct the long-awaited Dartha Metropolitan Railway system (to be called the H'sarin). Both the Ministry and the City Council believe this project to be vital to the long-term development and growth of our glorious capital city and the surrounding region which is estimated to have a population of over 4 million within the next decade. Therefore, the Ministry is working as quickly as possible to design this project so that construction can begin as soon as possible. It is intended to have four lines to start, but designs will incorporate the possibility for additional expansion as needed. The budget allotted for the entirety of the project is 13.12 billion Chaks. The City Council has requested that the first line be ready for operation no later than Brax (March) 2021, which means the construction party (or consortium of companies) who is selected by this joint effort must have a record of maintaining firm construction project management and organization. The initial conditions set are the following:
The project must be built using the newly-endorsed Republican Standard track gauge of 7 feet Cooperate with Amosarr, the Republic's established carriage works (who will also be responsible for manufacturing the high-speed trainsets for the Dartha-Peldred line amongst others to built in the future) to test the eventual trainsets in advance of revenue service in conjunction with the public transport operator, Yhfillain. All interested parties must submit their relevant documentation no later than the close of business 31 Khaidev (December) 2018.