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    Bosnian railway rehabilitation study

    2020-07-09T05:00:00Z

    BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA: A joint venture of Spanish companies Ardanuy Ingeniería, Eptisa and IPSA has been awarded a €3·6m, 24-month contract to undertake preliminary and main studies and related design for the modernisation of the 172 km Doboj – Sarajevo section of Pan-European Corridor Corridor Vc, ...

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    EBRD finances Sarajevo transport modernisation

    2020-02-14T11:19:00Z

    BOSNIA: The European Bank for Reconstruction Development signed €35m in loans to improve public transport in Sarajevo on February 5. A €20m loan will be used to modernise the 19·5 km tramway, which EBRD said has had no major improvements in decades. This will ...

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    Sarajevo resignalling contract

    2020-01-12T07:00:00Z

    BOSNIA: Railways of the Federation of Bosnia Herzegovina has awarded AŽD Praha a €1·2m contract to modernise signalling equipment in the Miljacka junction area west of Sarajevo and the Stup freight facility. The Czech company is to design, deliver and install a Type ESA ...

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    Sarajevo transport funding approved

    2019-10-18T10:10:00Z

    BOSNIA: The Sarajevo Canton government approved €69·5m of transport funding for the capital on October 17. The largest project by value is the purchase of 20 trams, which has been allocated €41m. A further €23·5m is being put towards a 6·4 km tramway extension from the ...

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    Banja Luka – Doboj upgrade

    2018-08-26T06:00:00Z

    BOSNIA: AŽD Praha has completed installation of ESA 44-BH electronic interlockings at six stations on ŽRS’s Banja Luka – Doboj line. The €19·1m contract involved the installation of a DOZ-1 remote control system, upgrading 11 level crossings and the supply of telecoms equipment including GSM-R onboard units. The project ...

  • Railways of the Federation of Bosnia & Herzegovina has reinstated passenger services on the 47 km Blatna – Bihać route (Photo: Toma Bacic).
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    Bosnian line reopens with through service from Sarajevo

    2018-07-06T09:00:00Z

    BOSNIA: Railways of the Federation of Bosnia & Herzegovina reinstated passenger services on the 47 km Blatna – Bihać route on July 3, following an inaugural train the previous day. Electrification equipment which was damaged or destroyed during the 1992-95 war has been reinstated, with the €1·43m cost split between ...

  • China Shandong International Economic & Technical Co-operation Group is to modernise the 104 km route from Banja Luka to Novi Grad (Photo: ŽRS).
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    Chinese company to upgrade Republika Srpska railway

    2017-12-21T16:06:29Z

    BOSNIA: The Republika Srpska entity’s railway company ŽRS has awarded China Shandong International Economic & Technical Co-operation Group a contract for the modernisation of the 104 km route from Banja Luka to Novi Grad and the border with Croatia at Dobrljin. The agreement was signed on the fringe of ...

  • Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia have agreed to seek EU funding to rehabilitate and reopen the 177·9 km Una line between Novi Grad and Knin.
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    Bosnia - Croatia railway re-opening initiative

    2017-05-18T11:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia have agreed to seek European Union funding to rehabilitate and reopen the 177·9 km Una line between Novi Grad (Bosanski Novi) and Knin. This once provided the shortest rail route between Zagreb and the Adriatic port of Split, but it has been out of use since ...

  • Railways of the Federation of Bosnia & Herzegovina has launched revenue services with a Talgo trainset (Photo: Sejdalija Kesetovic).
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    Bosnian Talgo finally enters service

    2016-09-28T10:07:00Z

    BOSNIA: Railways of the Federation of Bosnia & Herzegovina launched revenue services with a Talgo trainset between Sarajevo and Doboj on September 26, five years after the nine trainsets were delivered from Spain. ŽFBH and Talgo signed a contract for the nine-car trainsets in July 2005, backed by a €67·7m ...

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    Railway seeks help following catastrophic floods

    2014-05-21T14:35:00Z

    BOSNIA: The Chief Executive of Željeznice Republike Srpske, Dragan Savanović, has appealed to the international rail industry for help with repairing the ‘enormous damage’ caused by ‘catastrophic and devastating’ flooding which hit the Balkans on May 15. The floodwaters have swept away track and electrification, damaged maintenance machinery and flooded ...

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    Corridor X funds awarded

    2010-10-27T04:00:00Z

    EUROPE: The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development is providing two loans to support the development of Pan -European Corridor X through the Balkans. On October 15 EBRD signed its first rail sector loan in Macedonia, allocating €17·6m for upgrading of 53 km of track on three sections of Corridor ...

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    Republika Srpska rail investment plan

    2010-08-27T04:00:00Z

    BOSNIA: Republika Srpska’s Minister of Transport Nedeljko Cubrilovi outlined plans to spend €500m over three years modernising the entity’s rail network when he signed orders for Polish wagons and workshop equipment on August 13. The contracts were placed using a €20m credit from the Polish government. EKK Wagon will supply ...

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    Prototype train for Bosnia nears completion

    2009-09-30T08:00:00Z

    CROATIA: A prototype electric multiple-unit developed by Koncar and ordered by Bosnian railway ZFBH was displayed to members of the Croatian government at the manufacturer's Zagreb plant on September 28. The 25 kV 50 Hz EMU is intended for inter-city and regional services at up to 160 km/h. It ...

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    Bosnia wires to be restored

    2001-09-01T10:00:00Z

    BOSNIA: Work began on July 2 to reinstate war-damaged overhead electrification on the Sarajevo - Doboj line, which forms part of Pan-European Corridor Vc from Budapest to Ploce. This will allow electric traction to be restored to the 205 km route by June 2 next year. 120 track-km of ...

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    Banks back Bosnia

    2001-07-01T10:00:00Z

    ON JUNE 11 the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development approved a €21m loan to fund refurbish 395 route-km of pan-European Corridor Vc in Bosnia-Herzegovina. A further €40m will come from the European Investment Bank, and €4·4m in grants from Canada, Japan, Sweden and the USA. Corridor Vc forms the ...