Serbia undergoes a trial run of a modernized railway
Trial runs have begun at speeds up to 200 km/h on the fully modernized Belgrade-Novi Sad double-track railway line ahead of the launch of passenger traffic scheduled for March.
The fastest trains in Croatia accelerated to 160 km/h, in Slovenia Pendolino accelerated to 160 km/h. Serbian infrastructure operator Infra ŽS is conducting tests using two MRCE Siemens Taurus locomotives and a DB Systemtechnik measuring car, testing will last until 4 February.
China Railway International and China Communications Construction Co. were the main contractors for the modernization of the 75-kilometer Belgrade-Stara Pazova section.
RZD subsidiary, RZD International, acted as the general contractor for the 40 km section Stara Pazova – Novi Sad in a deal worth US$248 million. The project included the construction of three viaducts, 19 bridges, a station in Beshke and the Chortanovtsi tunnel.
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