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Belgrade to launch feasibility study for metro project

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The City of Belgrade has presented its transport system master plan, which also includes the construction of the city’s first metro line and the expansion of BG voz uban rail lines.  The presentation was attended by Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, Mayor of Belgrade Sinisa Mali, French Ambassador to Serbia Christine …

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Talgo trains finally enter service in Bosnia-Herzegovina

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Bosnia and Herzegovina Federal Railways (ZFBH) have introduced into service today its Talgo tilting trainsets on Sarajevo – Doboj route. The BH Voz (BH train) has 237 seats (200 II class, 36 I class, and one seat for people with disables).  ZFBH is negotiating with Croatian Railways the introduction of BH train on Sarajevo-Zagreb international route starting with 2016/2017 timetable. …

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Italian state railway group is the sole bidder in TrainOSE privatisation

Italian state railway group is the sole bidder in TrainOSE privatisation

The Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF) has announced that the procedure for the submission of binding offers for the sale of 100% stake in TrainOSE SA. and EESSTY SA. (ROSCO) was completed today. Regarding TRAINOSE, a binding offer was submitted by Ferrovie Dello Stato Italiane S.p.A. The relevant procedure described …

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Railways of Bosnia-Herzegovina to be privatised in 2019

Railways of Bosnia-Herzegovina to be privatised in 2019

Bosnia and Herzegovina Government (BiH) is preparing to restart the privatization and restructuring process of selected state owned enterprises, including its Federal Railways (ŽFBH). ŽFBH privatisation process is planned for Q2 2019 and represents one of the measures to be implemented following the financial agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).  IMF and BiH authorities have reached an …

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RZD International completes modernisation of three rail sections of Corridor X in Serbia

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RZD International, a subsidiary of Russian Railways, has already completed the modernisation of three northern railway sections of Corridor X in Serbia, totaling over 65 km of lines: Sopot Kosmaysky –Kovachevats (18 km), Mala Krsna – Velika Plana (29 km) and Ruma – Golubinci (18 km). The total cost of the reconstruction for the three sections reaches USD …

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Railway connection between Bulgaria and FYR Macedonia ready by 2020

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The national railways of Bulgaria and FYR Macedonia plan to intensify collaboration on the development of rail connections between the two countries. Macedonian Railway Infrastructure director Irfan Asani and Bulgarian National railway infrastructure company (NRIC) CEO Milcho Lambrevmet met last week in Skopje to discuss further collaborations and share on experience and expertise. “If everything goes according to schedule, construction works on the …

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Rail Cargo Logistics Goldair, first private rail freight operator in Greece

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The Greek Railway Authority for Railways (RAR) has awarded Rail Cargo Logistics Goldair a license to operate on the Greek railway network. Established in 2014, Rail Cargo Logistics Goldair is a joint venture between Rail Cargo Logistics – Austria GmbH (49%) and Goldair Group (51%), which is one of the biggest transportation and logistics companies in …

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Serbian Railways completes first phase of Belgrade Center Station modernisation 

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The first phase of modernisation for Belgrade Center Station at Prokop has been completed and after 40 years the facility was opened today for traffic. Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic attended the opening ceremony and stated that the next phase of work will begin in March, when access roads will be built. Belgrade Prokop train station should be fully completed in …

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Stadler EMUs enter service in Serbia

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Serbian Railways has introduced into regular service the first Stadler Flirt III EMUs. The  ICS (Inter City Serbia) train will operate on a regular basis on Belgrade – Novi Sad – Subotica route. “The modernization of rolling stock fleet of Serbian Railways has finally begun, and with the introduction of the new Stadler trains …

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MERMEC to supply ETCS for new railway line on Corridor VIII in Macedonia

MERMEC to supply ETCS for new railway line on Corridor VIII in Macedonia

MERMEC Group has signed a contract with Wiebe Holding GmbH & Co. KG for design, production, delivery, installation, testing and commissioning of all signalling and telecommunication equipment, including ETCS L1 technology. It will be deployed along the Macedonian railway line, currently under rehabilitation, connecting Kumanovo with Beljakovtse. The Kumanovo – …

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