Căile Ferate Române (Romanian Railways, abbreviated as CFR) is the official designation of the staterailway carrier of Romania. CFR manages the fourth-largest railway network in Europe, in terms of volume of passengers and freight. The network is significantly interconnected with other European railway networks, providing pan-European passenger and freight services. CFR as an entity has been operating since 1880, even though the first railway on current Romanian territory was opened in 1854.
Technically, CFR is divided into four autonomous companies: CFR Călători, which is responsible for passenger services; CFR Marfă, responsible for freight transport; CFR Infrastructură, which manages the infrastructure on the Romanian railway network; and Societatea Feroviară de Turism, or SFT, which manages scenic and tourist railways.
...that the Danube Delta in Romania is Europe's second largest and best preserved delta?
...that the Romanian language is the only Romance language where definite articles are enclitic?
...that, with an area of 238,391 km², Romania is the largest country in Southeastern Europe?
...that Romania's Palace of Parliament, despite the building process not being completely finished, is the biggest building in Europe and the second-largest building in the world?
...that Romania renominated its currency, the leu, in July 2005, so that 10,000 old lei equal 1 new leu?
...that Timișoara, a city in western Romania, was the first European city to have electric streetlights (that time part of Austria-Hungary)?
...that Bucharest's RATB mass transit network is the fourth largest in Europe?
...that Romania joined the EU on 1 January 2007?
...that Romania has the highest Internet speed in Europe?