The French company Egis has completed drafting the General Project and the Previous Feasibility Study for subway lines 1 and 2, under the contract with the City of Belgrade, and the final report has been accepted by the city’s commission for this phase of the project.
Goran Tadic, a senior expert for bridge construction and civil engineering at the French company, informs that the General Project and the Previous Feasibility Study cover elements envisaged in Serbian law and the project task.
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He said that Egis had done a study of transportation demand, a proposal on the urban integration of the subway and its connection to other urban and suburban and inter-city transport means (train, BG Voz, tram, bus and trolley), based on the Smart Plan from 2016 and the guidelines provided by public utility enterprises.
According to him, the following routes were adopted: Line 1, Zeleznik – Mirijevo, with 21.3 km and 23 stations, and Line 2, Zemun railway station – Mirijevo, with 19.2 km and 20 stations.
“The route is mostly underground, except in Makisko Polje, where a section of Line 1, would be located on a 2-metre-elevation. The two lines cross at Sava Square, where passengers can switch between lines. Parallel stations for both lines are planned in Mirijevo. There will also be a tunnel under the Sava for Line 2. A part of Line 2 in Novi Beograd might be built on a viaduct,” Tadic says.
The first phase would most probably entail the construction of Line 1 from Zeleznik to Karaburma.
In late December 2018, the Belgrade government founded a company for the construction of the subway system. Deputy Mayor Goran Vesic stated, at the time, that the total value of the works on the subway would amount to EUR 3.6 billion, of which the first phase will cost EUR 1.3 billion.
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