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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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    Budapest – Beograd route modernisation funding agreed

    2020-04-28T09:30:00Z

    HUNGARY: The loan agreement with China’s EximBank to fund the reconstruction and modernisation of the Hungarian section of the Budapest – Beograd corridor was finally signed on April 24.

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    EffiShunter 300 locomotives to be delivered to Serbia

    2020-02-23T06:00:00Z

    SERBIA: Following an international tender, national passenger operator Srbija Voz has selected CZ Loko to supply two locomotives for shunting at stations and depots. The EffiShunter 300 locomotives, to be delivered in the first quarter of 2021, will be similar to a pair which infrastructure manager ...

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    Serbia to invest €3·5bn in rail infrastructure

    2020-01-28T06:00:00Z

    SERBIA: The government has announced planned railway infrastructure spending of €3·5bn as part of the €14bn Serbia 2025 national investment programme. The rail elements include modernisation of the 208 km Valjevo – Vrbnica section of the Beograd – Bar line, and construction of an integrated traffic ...

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    CNG buses financed under EBRD Green Cities programme

    2020-01-02T15:43:00Z

    SERBIA: The European Bank for Reconstruction Development has signed the first loan under its Green Cities programme, covering the provision of €7m to enable Novi Sad’s city transport operator to purchase compressed natural gas fuelled buses. Scheduled to enter service this year as part ...

  • A train carrying Chinese-made equipment for use in the upgrade of the Beograd – Novi Sad line has arrived in Beograd.
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    China – Serbia service delivers railway equipment

    2019-11-10T05:00:00Z

    Serbia SERBIA: A train with 28 wagons carrying 500 tonnes of Chinese-made equipment for use in the upgrade of the Beograd – Novi Sad line has arrived in Beograd. The equipment had left the Chinese city of Jinan at end of September, travelling 10 ...

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    Beograd – Bar line modernisation agreement signed

    2019-10-24T12:42:00Z

    SERBIA: An agreement to co-operate to modernise the 208 km Valjevo – Vrbnica section of the line from Beograd to Bar in Montenegro was signed by Minister of Construction, Transport Infrastructure Zorana Mihajlović and Russian Railways Chief Executive Oleg Belozerov on October 19. Russia ...

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    Amber Rail Freight Corridor becomes operational

    2019-02-12T11:00:00Z

    EUROPE: The Amber Rail Freight Corridor has become operational, as the first new corridor to be established since the original nine defined in 2010. Prearranged trains paths are now available for the 2019-20 timetable year through the corridor’s ‘one stop shop’. Designated as RFC 11, the Amber RFC is ...

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    Serbian infrastructure contracts signed during Putin visit

    2019-01-18T15:14:21Z

    SERBIA: Further agreements for Russian Railways to support the modernisation of the Serbian rail network were signed when Russia’s President Putin visited Beograd on January 17. Representatives of the two governments signed a memorandum for the joint implementation of infrastructure maintenance activities, while Infrastruktura Železnice Srbije and RZD International signed ...

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    Serbian line reopens

    2018-11-02T15:02:58Z

    SERBIA: Passenger services on the 95 km Novi Sad – Orlovat – Zrenjanin line restarted after seven years on October 25, following the completion of a €46·5m project to rehabilitate the route. Services had ceased in 2011 because of the poor state of the infrastructure, where maximum speeds had been ...

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    Serbia reopens line to the Bosnian border

    2018-09-06T15:06:00Z

    SERBIA: Passenger services on the 65 km line from Šabac to Loznica and Brasina on the Bosnian border restarted on September 1, having been suspended since 2005. Services are to be extended to Zvornik Novi in Bosnia-Herzegovina from the December timetable change. Infrastruktura ŽS has rehabilitated the single track ...

  • An agreement for the modernisation of the Novi Sad to Subotica line was signed by Serbia’s Ministry of Construction, Transport & Infrastructure, China Railway International and China Communications Construction Co.
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    Chinese companies sign Serbian railway upgrade agreement

    2018-07-11T14:38:51Z

    SERBIA: A €943m agreement for the modernisation of the 108 km section of the Beograd – Budapest corridor between Novi Sad and the Hungarian border at Subotica was signed by Serbia’s Ministry of Construction, Transport & Infrastructure, China Railway International and China Communications Construction Co on July 7. The work ...

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    Beograd’s historic main station closes

    2018-07-04T09:00:00Z

    SERBIA: The historic main station in Beograd closed following the departure of the 20.40 train to Budapest on June 30. Most traffic has been transferred to Beograd Centar station in the Prokop area of the capital, except the long-distance service to Bar which moved to Topčider station in the south ...

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    Srbija Kargo to purchase Vectron locos

    2018-05-17T09:00:00Z

    SERBIA: National freight operator Srbija Kargo has successfully completed negotiations with Siemens for the purchase of eight multi-system electric locomotives, CEO Dušan Garibović said on May 15. The procurement is being supported by the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development. Garibović said financial terms were favourable, and the agreement ...

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    Rehabilitation of Šabac – Loznica line underway

    2018-04-25T06:00:00Z

    SERBIA: Work has begun to rehabilitate two sections of the 65 km single-track line from Šabac to Loznica and Brasina on the Bosnian border. This should enable the passenger service which was suspended in 2005 to be reinstated from September 1. Modernisation of the Petlovača – Lešnica and Loznica – ...

  • A ceremonial first train ran across the new combined road and rail bridge over the River Danube between Novi Sad and Petrovaradin on March 26.
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    Novi Sad bridge completed

    2018-03-27T10:09:30Z

    SERBIA: A ceremonial first train carried guests including European Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc, Minister of Construction, Transport & Infrastructure Zorana Mihajlović and local officials across the new combined road and rail bridge over the River Danube between Novi Sad and Petrovaradin on March 26. Revenue services are scheduled to begin ...

  • A memorandum of co-operation has been signed for the planned modernisation of the 412 km Beograd – Zagreb route.
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    Zagreb – Beograd modernisation memorandum

    2018-03-14T07:00:00Z

    EUROPE: A memorandum of co-operation for the planned modernisation of the 412 km Beograd – Zagreb route was signed by Serbia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Construction, Transport & Infrastructure Zorana Mihajlović and her Croatian counterpart Oleg Butković in Beograd on March 9. Mihajlović said project documentation would be ...