Central bus station to be relocated to Novi Beograd by 2020

The arrival platforms of the Belgrade (main) Bus Station (BAS) were relocated behind the former Main Railway Station on June 23rd, but the entire intercity and international bus transport will have to be moved to Novi Beograd by the end of 2020.

“BAS has been given a deadline to relocate the main bus station by the end of 2020. I am confident that everything will be fully operational from early 2021,” Marko Stojcic, the chief urban planner in the Belgrade government, said.

As he explained, “the works are being carried out by BAS, as a private company, and the City of Belgrade is only providing support”.

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The works on the new station officially began in February 2018, and as the then-mayor of Belgrade, Sinisa Mali announced, the deadline was 18 months, that is, this August. However, aside from a small section (an annexe) located between the columns of the access roads of the Ada Bridge, little has been done.

The new station should span 13,000 square metres and the value of the construction works has been estimated at around EUR 25 million, which includes the said annexe, spanning 1,200sqm, which is the only structure to be more or less completed so far.

“Upon the completion of preparatory works, the construction of the platform area and the parking area for buses will commence. The construction of the station building, which should cover an area of 13,000 square metres, will begin in early 2020,” BAS told the Blic daily several months ago.

The Belgrade bus station was opened in 1966. Today it employs 700 people and services, 22,000 passengers, daily who come to Belgrade on 1,800 buses, i.e. nine million passengers a year and a total of 720,000 buses.

(Blic, 31.07.2019)

https://www.blic.rs/vesti/beograd/autobuska-se-seli-na-novi-beograd-sve-sto-treba-da-znate-o-novoj-stanici-u-bloku-42-i/x3hr45g

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