Railway modernization projects in 2017

Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure plans to modernize 255km of railroads in Serbia in 2017. Apart from investing in the railway segment of the Corridor 10, the Ministry also plans long-term investments of 1.1 billion EUR in main railroads, and 400 million EUR in regional railroads in Serbia.

The most important projects in the upcoming period will be the continuation of reconstruction of the Valjevo – Montenegrin border railroad, and the reconstruction of the Pancevo-Romania railroad with the view of connecting it to the railway segment of the Corridor 4.

Vida Jerkovic from the Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure says that Serbia has been cooperating well in Russia on the implementation of the 800-mln-USD loan.

“This year, we are going to spend the funds from the Russian loan on completing the 15km-long section in South Serbia, between Vinarce and Djordjevo, as well as the Resnik – Valjevo segment which is 78km long. We are going to invest a total of 94 million USD in reconstructing these two railroads”, Jerkovic explains.

Furthermore, tunnels and viaduct on the Stara Pazova-Novi Sad railroad will be built which, again, will be funded from the Russian loan. The Belgrade Centre-Stara Pazova, Sicevo-Dimitrovgrad, and Resnik-Rakovica railroad will also be worked on this year. A total of 255km of railway is expected to be reconstructed in 2017.

Jerkovic goes on to say that a fast railway on which trains would be able to develop the speeds of up to 200 km/h would start to be built, within the framework of the Belgrade-Budapest railroad project. Additionally, a contemporary train dispatch centre will be built following Serbia reaching an agreement with Russia apropos designing this facility.

(eKapija, 16.03.2017)


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