On July 8 in Belgrade, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic announced in an interview with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban that the Belgrade-Novi Sad railway, which is part of the high-speed railway to Budapest, will be completed by the end of the year.

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Beograd, 8. jula 2021 – Izjave za medije predsednika Republike Srbije Aleksandra Vucica i predsednika Vlade Madjarske Viktora Orbana. FOTO TANJUG/ DRAGAN KUJUNDZIC/bs

“By the end of the year, we will fully complete the section from Belgrade to Novi Sad. This is the most difficult section of the railway from Belgrade to Budapest due to the crossing of the Danube, the Chortanovac loop”, explained Vucic.

The Serbian President said that after the meeting he would invite Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to Belgrade so that together they could travel from Belgrade to Novi Sad by train at a speed of 200 kilometers per hour, informs Railway Supply magazine referring to JSC Serbian Railways.

President Vucic noted that work on the section from Novi Sad to Subotica will start in September and that work will proceed faster than on the first section. “This is a railway not only for our country, but for all of us, for Serbia and Hungary for the whole of Europe.”

This is the railway that brings our two capitals closer together and connects them with Vienna and Istanbul. This is the railroad of the future”, stressed Vucic.

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“As for us, we can fully open the railway in three years. We hope that the Hungarian side will be able to complete its part of the work during this period, which will mean that in four years you will be able to get to Belgrade from Budapest in just two hours and 40 minutes”, said Vucic.


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