After March 2022, when Serbia got its first high-speed train and when the railroad between Belgrade and Novi Sad was overhauled, several other high-speed railway projects have been implemented in Serbia since.
In a few years, passengers in Serbia will be able to reach Hungary and Skopje much faster. If they board a train in Belgrade, it will take them about 3 hours to reach Hungary and North Macedonia. The deadlines for the implementation of these projects are clearly defined and the construction/overhaul work is ongoing.
High-speed railway Belgrade – Niš
In February of this year, the first tranche of the grant for the construction of the Belgrade – Niš high-speed railway of 598 million euros was contracted as part of the financial package for the railway segment of Corridor 10. The agreement was signed by Alessandro Bragonzi, head of the regional representative office of the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Minister of Construction, Goran Vesic.
After the completion of this project, it will take Belgrade passengers only an hour and a half to reach Niš by rail. Also, it will take Niš residents around 4 hours to reach Budapest by rail once the railroad is finished.
The Belgrade – Niš high-speed railway will be 230 kilometres long and it is expected to be open to traffic in 2029.
High-speed railway Novi Sad – Subotica
The construction of the Novi Sad-Subotica high-speed railway on which trains will be able to travel at 200 kilometres per hour is in full swing. The goal is to complete the railroad by the end of 2024.
High-speed railway Belgrade – Budapest
After yesterday’s meeting with his Hungarian counterpart, Janos Lazar, the Serbian Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure, Goran Vesić, announced the completion of the works on the Belgrade-Budapest high-speed railway by 2025. Trains using this railroad will not be stopped at either border.
“We will build a railroad between Budapest and Belgrade. We will connect Subotica and Szeged by railway. And we will build a railroad between Subotica and Baja (in Hungary). Furthermore, we will build motorways next to the state borders and we will build roads that access the motorway near Tompa and Hercegszanto border crossings,” said Lazar.
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