SERBIA: International Railway Systems has been awarded a €57m contract to supply Serbian Railways with 750 wagons by the end of the year. The contract signed on February 21 is funded by the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development.

Luxembourg-headquartered IRS said the Eanoss wagons will be produced at one of its subsidiary or affiliated factories, with deliveries to start in April. 'This marks Serbian Railways' first major purchase of freight wagons in more than 15 years, which reflects the great need for freight wagons not only in Serbia but across the region', said IRS President Cristian Burci.

ZS has also awarded German company Hegenscheidt a €2m contract to supply a loco and wagon wheel lathe for the Makis marshalling yard.