First Swiss high-speed train to be used on the Belgrade-Novi Sad route arrives in Serbia

The first high-speed train, out of a total of three, which Serbia has purchased from the Swiss company Stadler, has arrived in Serbia, confirmed Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure Tomislav Momirović.

The second and third trains, which will be used on the Belgrade-Budapest high-speed railway, should be delivered to Serbia by the end of the year.

On 8 April a contract was signed for the purchase of three electric passenger trains that will run at a speed of 200 kilometres per hour. The only bidder in the tender was the renowned Swiss company Stadler, which bid amounted to EUR 62.2 million (EUR 62,197,200 including VAT).

These are three sets of ultra-modern, double-decker, extremely comfortable electric trains, with a total of 316 seats, including seats for people with reduced mobility. The trains will also have Internet access, seat occupancy displays and a minibar.

As previously announced, the first section of the Belgrade-Budapest high-speed railway, stretching from Belgrade to Novi Sad, should be open to traffic by March next year and the commuting time between the two cities will be half an hour. According to announcements, the ticket will most likely cost around 1,000 dinars.

“We will have a direct Belgrade-Novi Sad train that will take about 30 minutes to cover the distance between the two cities. The ticket will cost close to 1,000 dinars,” said Minister Tomislav Momirović.

(RTS, 27.10.2021)



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