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  • Metrans locomotive at Dunajska Streda inland terminal (Photo HHLA, Thies Rätzke)
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    Metrans acquires Adria Rail

    2024-02-22T12:07:00Z

    EUROPE: The Metrans rail freight subsidiary of Hamburger Hafen & Logistik has expanded in southeast Europe with the acquisition of 100% of Adria Rail Group. Adria Rail offers rail services from Serbia and Croatia, and manages an inland terminal in Indija near Beograd which has daily ...

  • Freight train in North Macedonia (Photo: Toma Bacic)
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    Joint border crossing to speed up Balkan rail transport

    2023-12-30T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development and the European Union are to fund a joint border crossing on the Corridor X rail route between North Macedonia and Serbia. The new and upgraded facilities will be shared by the two countries, to improve efficiency, reduce ...

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    Cross-border passenger services resume after eight years

    2023-11-30T05:17:00Z

    EUROPE: Passenger services have restarted on the 45 km line linking Subotica in Serbia with Szeged in Hungary after an eight-year hiatus. An inauguration ceremony was held at Palić station in Serbia on November 28 and was attended by Serbian Minister of Construction, Transport & Infrastructure ...

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    North Macedonia and Serbia plan Skopje – Niš route upgrade

    2023-11-21T10:00:00Z

    EUROPE: A memorandum of understanding for the planned upgrading of the 206 km Skopje – Niš route has been signed by officials from North Macedonia and Serbia. This is likely to include modernisation of the existing single-track route and eventually the construction of sections of ...

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    Eastern Europe: Rebuilding Serbia’s cross-border links

    2023-11-16T05:00:00Z

    The Subotica – Szeged line across the Serbian-Hungarian border was due to reopen for passenger traffic in October following suspension of services for upgrading. Attention is now focused on rebuilding the Serbian part of the Beograd – Budapest main line, writes Toma Bačić.

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    President presents Serbian railway plan

    2023-08-29T13:33:00Z

    SERBIA: President Aleksandar Vučić has announced plans for development of the rail network by 2027, including proposals to begin construction of a rail link to Beograd airport. The 18 km double-track electrified line designed for 120 km/h operation would run from Zemun Polje to Beograd Nikola ...

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    Longer Serbian Flirt EMU delivered

    2023-08-25T11:00:00Z

    SERBIA: The first of the latest batch of Stadler Flirt electric multiple-units was delivered to national operator Srbija Voz on August 17. Srbija Voz agreed a €112m contract with Stadler in December 2021 covering the supply of 18 more Flirt EMUs; the deal is being financed ...

  • EuroDual in the Balkans (Photo Toma Bacic)
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    EuroDual approvals in the Balkans expected this year

    2023-08-17T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Type approval for the operation of Stadler EuroDual electro-diesel locomotives in Serbia is expected shortly, with approval for Slovenia and Croatia to follow by the end of the year.

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    Sale of Arriva’s Danish and Serbian businesses completed

    2023-06-09T04:30:00Z

    EUROPE: München-based private equity investor Mutares says it plans to increase operational efficiency and leverage ‘strong expertise in tendering for public sector contracts’ following its acquisition of Arriva’s activities in Denmark and Serbia. The transaction covers bus services in Denmark and Serbia, plus rail, ferry and ...

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    Beograd metro project management contract awarded

    2023-05-10T12:48:00Z

    SERBIA: A consortium of DB Engineering & Consulting and Systra has been appointed to provide project management services for the construction of Beograd’s first metro line. The €46m contract announced by the Ministry of Construction, Transport & Infrastructure on May 8 covers project management, planning review ...

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    ELP to seek Balkan locomotive certification

    2023-04-29T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Swiss locomotive leasing company European Loc Pool is to seek certification of its Stadler EuroDual locomotives for operation in Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro. The company announced on April 20 that it was working with Stadler Rail Valencia and local partners to conduct test runs ...

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    Rail freight operator expands in southeast Europe

    2023-04-25T04:57:00Z

    EUROPE: The Metrans rail subsidiary of Hamburger Hafen & Logistik has acquired a 51% stake in Croatian operator Adria Rail.

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    European funding to support Beograd – Niš route modernisation

    2023-03-01T16:05:00Z

    SERBIA: The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development, the European Union and the European Investment Bank have agreed to provide a joint financing package worth €2·2bn towards the modernisation of the 230 km Beograd – Niš main line.

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    Beograd metro early operator assistance contract signed

    2023-01-27T05:00:00Z

    SERBIA: Beograd city council has awarded RATP Dev the early operator assistance contract to support development of a planned three-line automated metro network. RATP Dev will draw on its international experience to review and advise on the design and specifications, with a focus on passenger experience, ...

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    Beograd - city map

    2023-01-23T17:00:00Z

    Beograd, Serbia: urban area rail network map

  • ÖBB RCG press conference (Photo ÖBB Andreas Scheiblecker)
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    Freight operator looks to grow after the third year of industry crisis

    2022-11-24T08:00:00Z

    AUSTRIA: Rail Cargo Group has ambitious plans for expansion in 2023 despite the extraordinarily crisis-ridden year the rail freight sector has faced in 2022, according to ÖBB CEO Andreas Matthä.

  • Arriva train in Denmark
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    Deutsche Bahn sells Arriva businesses to private equity holding company

    2022-09-29T16:08:00Z

    EUROPE: Deutsche Bahn has reached agreement to sell its Arriva local transport activities in Denmark, Poland and Serbia.

  • 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: ...