New Projects on Serbian Railways and Construction of Belgrade Metro
Even though the winter is approaching, new investments and infrastructure works have began at Serbian railways, as well as entering into pre-phase of construction of Belgrade Metro.
Serbian Railways Infrastructure published a public call for tender procedure for construction of new railway line Sobovica-Lužnice-Krak Batočina in Kragujevac, a total length of 16.06 km.
This newly constructed railway corridor will extend from the industrial zone Sobovica-Lužnice to the Lapovo-Kragujevac-Kraljevo railways line, and one of its purposes is to, apart from transport of passengers, and materials for industry and population, enables the transport of trams manufactured in Siemens Mobility d.o.o. Cerovac factory.
Also, works on the construction of new containter terminal began in the Belgrade Makis marshalling yard, which will have two new railways lines with a total length of 2.4 km. Value of works is 5.5 mil EUR, and the funds were provided by Serbian Government. Deadline for completition of works is 270 days.
Finally, public company „Belgrade Metro and Train“ opened a public procurement procedure for technical and consulting services on the planned construction of the first two lines of Belgrade metro, with which the project of metro construction will enter preparation phase.
General project, which was prepared by French company Egis Rail, defines two metro lines. Works are divided into three phases. First phase includes writing the documentation for part of line 1, which will be 16.7 km long with 18 stops, between Železnik and Karaburma and the documentation for the depo in Makis.
Company chosen for technical and consulting services will have the task of implementing activities necessary for the creation of technical documentation and oversight in the preparatory phase of construction of Belgrade Metro.