All Serbia articles – Page 2

  • An agreement to co-finance modernisation of the line from Niš to Dimitrovgrad has been signed.

    Serbia – Bulgaria line modernisation agreement signed


    SERBIA: An agreement to co-finance modernisation of the 104 km line from Niš to Dimitrovgrad near the Bulgarian border was signed by the European Investment Bank, the Ministry of Construction, Transport & Infrastructure and railway infrastructure manager Infra ŽS on January 31. Upgrading of the single track non-electrified line is ...

  • Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban  welcomes Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to Budapest for the sixth 16+1 summit on November 26. (Photo: Tibor Illyes/EPE-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

    Chinese investment threatens conflict of loyalties


    Chinese infrastructure investments in Central and Eastern Europe continue to pose concerns for EU leaders, reports Tim Banning.

  • RZD International has been working on the upgrading of Corridor X in Serbia for several years.

    Stara Pazova – Novi Sad funding agreement


    SERBIA: Infrastructure manager Infrastruktura Železnice Srbije and RZD International have signed an agreement releasing further funding for work on the Beograd – Budapest upgrading project. Signed by IŽS CEO Miroljub Jevtić and RZD International CEO Sergey Pavlov, Annexe 3.2 of the accord allocates funding from a ...

  • EBRD is providing Srbija Voz with loans totalling €47m to finance the upgrading and expansion of Zemun depot.

    Beograd depot upgrade loan signed


    SERBIA: The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development is providing national passenger operator JSC Srbija Voz with loans totalling €47m to finance the upgrading and expansion of Zemun depot on the outskirts of Beograd. The site is to become the operator’s main maintenance facility, and the only one equipped to ...

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    Serbian freight operator Despotija certified


    SERBIA: New entrant Despotija has obtained the necessary certifications to operate freight trains on the national railway network. Despotija’s parent company operates the Kovilovača quarry in Despotovac on the non-electrified single-track Markovac – Resavica line. It has two former Zeleznice Srbije class 461 electric locomotives which have been refurbished by ...

  • The first of two CRRC Zhuzhou locomotives ordered by state electricity generator Elektroprivreda Srbije has been delivered to Serbia (Photo: Saša Trle Dvizac).

    Chinese locomotive arrives in Serbia


    SERBIA: The first of two CRRC Zhuzhou locomotives ordered by state electricity generator Elektroprivreda Srbije in April 2016 has arrived in Obrenovac, after being shipped from China to the Romanian port of Constanța then by continuing by river to Sremska Mitrovica. The 7 MW six-axle CRRC Zhuzhou locomotive with a ...

  • RZD International has completed a three-year modernisation of the 15 km electrified Beograd – Pančevo line.

    RZD International completes Beograd – Pančevo upgrade


    SERBIA: Russian Railways’ RZD International business has completed a three-year modernisation and double-tracking of the 15 km electrified Beograd – Pančevo line, which carries significant suburban traffic as well as international trains to Romania. Krnjača, Ovča, Sebeš and Pančevo Glavna stations have been modernised, a signalling centre built at ...

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    Serbian infrastructure contractor privatised


    SERBIA: The government has sold a 90·6% stake in rail infrastructure construction and maintenance company ZGOP to Kazakh transport infrastructure contractor Zhol Zhondeushi for €3·6m. The contract was signed on February 8. ZGOP is based in Novi Sad and has 290 employees. Austrian, Russian, Chinese, French and Turkish companies ...

  • CRRC Zhuzhou has built two electric locomotives to Serbia's state electricity generator.

    Chinese locomotives for Serbia rolled out


    SERBIA: Two electric locomotives which the state electricity generator ordered last year have been rolled out at CRRC Zhuzhou’s plant in China. The contract was awarded following an international tender and was the first rolling stock order won by CRRC in Serbia. The 7 MW locomotives have a maximum speed ...

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    Two-line metro in Beograd master plan


    SERBIA: The city of Beograd published a transport master plan on November 17, which includes proposals for a two-line metro network. The presentation was attended by Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić, Mayor Siniša Mali and French Ambassador Christine Moro, as well as representatives from Alstom and Egis. One line would ...

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    China backs Serbian railway modernisation


    SERBIA: China Railway International, China Communications Construction Co and Serbia’s Minister of Construction, Transport & Infrastructure Zorana Mihajlović signed a US$319m agreement on November 5 for the modernisation of the 34·5 km Beograd – Stara Pazova section of the Beograd – Budapest route. Under the terms of the agreement, ...

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    Bombardier joint venture starts work on Serbian signalling upgrading


    SERBIA: Bombardier Transportation has begun work on its first signalling project in Serbia, covering the 77·6 km Resnik – Valjevo section of the route from Beograd to Bar in Montenegro, of which 287 km is in Serbia. The infrastructure work will support an increase in the maximum speed on the ...

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    Independent freight operator launches in Serbia


    SERBIA: Kombinovani Prevoz has become the first independent railway operator to launch freight services since the Serbian railway market was liberalised in January. The first KP train ran from Kragujevac to Lapovo Ranžirna and back during the morning of June 12. Beograd-based KP was founded 20 years ago and ...

  • CRRC Zhuzhou is to supply two electric locomotives for the rail network serving Serbia's Nikola Tesla power stations.

    CRRC Zhuzhou wins Serbian locomotive order


    SERBIA: Chinese manufacturer CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive has won an international tender to supply two electric locomotives for use on the dedicated rail network which the state electricity generator uses to haul lignite from the Kolubara open cast mines to its Nikola Tesla power stations. The TSI-compliant 25 kV 50 Hz ...

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    Serbian link modernised


    SERBIA: The Mala Krsna – Velika Plana section of Pan-European Corridor X reopened to freight traffic on April 1, following a modernisation project which Russian Railways subsidiary RZD International began in October. The 29 km link between lines running east and southeast of Beograd provides an alternative to the Velika ...

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    Beograd Centar station inaugurated


    SERBIA: Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić inaugurated the first phase of Beograd’s future main station on January 26. Eight of the 10 tracks and five of the six platforms at Beograd Centar (also known as Prokop) station are now being used by two daily return services to Novi Sad and 105 ...