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  • North Macedonia freight train (Photo: Toma Bačić)
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    Western Balkan railways need better integration and more maintenance, conference hears

    2022-07-06T05:01:00Z

    EUROPE: Planned major projects, available financing mechanisms, and the need for international integration of railways including the expansion of the Trans-European Transport Network were discussed at the Connecting the Western Balkans to the EU rail market through investment and reform conference. The online event was ...

  • Beograd - Novi Sad reopening (Photo: Toma Bacic)
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    Beograd – Novi Sad line reopens following 200 km/h upgrade

    2022-03-22T13:44:00Z

    SERBIA: Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban attended a ceremony on March 19 to mark the completion of the modernisation of the 77·6 km Beograd – Novi Sad route, and the launch of 200 km/h inter-city services on this section of the ...

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    Out-of-use Serbian railways to be dismantled

    2022-03-17T13:00:00Z

    SERBIA: Infrastruktura Železnice Srbije has begun dismantling 435 km of track on lines which were abandoned between 1978 and 2014. The move is expected to generate €2·7m through the sale of scrap metal. Novi Sad based company ZGOP is undertaking the work. The lines are: ...

  • Nis station, Serbia (Photo: Toma Bacic)
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    CRCC to bore tunnel in Beograd – Niš corridor

    2022-02-25T11:00:00Z

    SERBIA: Infrastructure manager Infrastruktura Zeleznice Srbije has signed a contract with a consortium led by China Railway 21st Bureau Group, a subsidiary of CRCC, to build a tunnel between Stalać and Đunis in the south of the country. According to a statement issued by IZS on ...

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    200 km/h trial running underway in Serbia

    2022-02-01T10:27:00Z

    SERBIA: Trial running at up to 200 km/h has begun on the extensively upgraded and double-tracked Beograd – Novi Sad line, ahead of the planned launch of passenger services in March. This will be the first route suitable for 200 km/h running in the former Yugoslavia. ...

  • Srbija Voz Flirt at Sremski Karlovci station (Photo: Toma Bacic)
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    Serbian operator orders Stadler trainsets

    2022-01-20T13:12:00Z

    SERBIA: Stadler Polska has beaten Alstom and Hitachi Rail to win a €112·3m contract to supply 18 four-car trainsets to national passenger operator Srbija Voz. The order is being financed by the state budget and a €100m loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development. ...

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    Beograd metro preliminary works begin as rail plan approved

    2021-11-23T16:43:00Z

    SERBIA: The Beograd city assembly has approved a general plan for development of the proposed metro as well as expansion of the suburban rail and tram networks, and preliminary site clearance works for the future metro depot have begun. The plan adopted ...

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    Stadler delivers 200 km/h Kiss to Serbia

    2021-11-02T10:52:00Z

    SERBIA: President Aleksandar Vučić has attended the handover of the first of three 200 km/h Stadler Kiss double-deck electric multiple-units to national passenger operator Srbija Voz. The Ministry of Construction, Transport & Infrastructure called tenders for the EMUs on February 9 ...

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    Connecting Europe Express puts spotlight on Western Balkan rail vision

    2021-09-21T13:38:00Z

    EUROPE: Welcoming the EU’s Connecting Europe Express to Beograd Centar on September 13, Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić announced that her country’s rail investment programme would be worth up to €6bn and focus on ‘reconnecting’ the Western Balkan countries’ fragmented networks.

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    Serbia to order 200 km/h double-deck EMUs

    2021-04-07T15:05:00Z

    SERBIA: Stadler has been named as sole bidder for a contract to supply three 200 km/h double-deck electric multiple-units to national passenger operator Srbija Voz for use on the modernised Beograd – Novi Sad route. The tender launched by the Ministry of Construction, Transport & Infrastructure ...

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    Back-up batteries for Serbian signalling

    2021-03-28T05:00:00Z

    SERBIA: Colas Rail has awarded Saft and local distributor Goltech a contract to provide almost 800 batteries to provide backup power for trackside signalling, safety and communication equipment along a 58 km section of Corridor X. Colas Rail is modernising the route in partnership with local ...

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    Serbia plans €3·3bn rail modernisation programme

    2021-03-24T05:00:00Z

    SERBIA: investment of €3·3bn is planned over the next decade to upgrade 3 735 km of the rail network to enhance efficiency, environmental sustainability and regional connectivity. This is to include the roll-out of ERTMS, removing speed restrictions, increasing freight capacity and improving asset management. Targets ...

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    Southeast Europe-UK virtual rail summit to highlight business opportunities

    2021-02-26T13:48:00Z

    EUROPE: The Rail Cluster for South East Europe academic and industry group and the UK’s Rail Alliance are to hold a virtual rail summit highlighting business opportunities on May 18. The event, supported by the UK Department for International Trade, the British-Serbian Chamber of Commerce, the South ...

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    Serbia calls tenders for 200 km/h EMUs

    2021-02-15T10:00:00Z

    SERBIA: The Ministry of Construction, Transport & Infrastructure has called tenders for the supply of three 200 km/h electric trainsets for use on the Beograd - Novi Sad - Subotica route. The trainsets are required to be around 100 m long with a minimum of 300 ...

  • The Serbian government has signed a memorandum of understanding with French and Chinese companies for construction of a metro in Beograd.
    Metro Report International

    Beograd metro memorandum of understanding signed

    2021-01-25T05:00:00Z

    SERBIA: The government has signed a memorandum of understanding with French and Chinese companies regarding the long-proposed development of a metro in Beograd. The MoU covering phase one of the project was signed on January 22 by Finance Minister Siniša Mali, Alstom Vice-President Philip Delur, ...

  • A memorandum of understanding for the future procurement of 200 km/h electric trains for the upgraded Beograd – Novi Sad – Subotica – Budapest corridor was signed by Minister of Construction, Transport & Infrastructure Tomislav Momirović and Chinese Ambas
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    Chinese trains proposed for upgraded Beograd – Budapest route

    2021-01-07T14:31:00Z

    SERBIA: A memorandum of understanding for the future procurement of 200 km/h electric trains for the upgraded Beograd – Novi Sad – Subotica – Budapest corridor was signed by Minister of Construction, Transport & Infrastructure Tomislav Momirović and Chinese Ambassador Chen Bo on January 6. The ...

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    Serbia – Montenegro line upgrade planning agreement

    2020-09-22T12:16:00Z

    SERBIA: A €21m agreement to develop conceptual designs and prepare documentation for the planned modernisation of the 210 km line from Valjevo to Vrbnica and the border with Montenegro was signed by infrastructure manager Infra ZS and Russian Railways subsidiary RZD International on September 21. Trains on ...

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    Beograd – Niš route modernisation announced

    2020-08-10T08:00:00Z

    SERBIA: A €2bn project to modernise the 243·5 km Beograd – Niš line to allow 200 km/h operation is to begin in 2021, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Construction, Transport & Infrastructure Zorana Mihajlović announced on July 29. The Beograd – Niš line is partially double ...

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    Beograd metro feasibility study commissioned

    2020-07-21T15:48:00Z

    SERBIA: A contract has been signed for Egis Group to undertake a feasibility study for the proposed metro network in Beograd. The 18-month study will be funded by the French government. ‘The metro is one of the most ambitious projects we are ...

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    Čortanovci tunnel drilling completed

    2020-06-09T05:00:00Z

    SERBIA: Drilling of the 1 156 m long second bore of the Čortanovci tunnel was completed with a breakthrough ceremony on June 5. The 1 086 m first bore had been holed through on April 3. Under construction since August 2017, the Čortanovci tunnel and an adjacent ...