Hungary expects to receive bids for the overhaul of the 152 km Hungarian section of the railway line linking Budapest with the Serbian capital Belgrade in March, according to national development minister Miklos Sesztak. More than thirty companies have expressed interest in bidding for the overhaul of the railway line on Hungarian territory, he also said.
Railway operator MAV opened a tender in November for the overhaul of the railway line. The project envisages the upgrade of the railway line connecting Soroksar, on the outskirts of Budapest, to Kelebia, on the border with Serbia, to a design speed of 200 km/h, under the specifications of the Trans-European Transport Networks (TEN-T).
Serbia launched the project for the overhaul of the Belgrade-Stara Pazova section of the railway line connecting Belgrade to Budapest in November. The upgrade of the 34.5 km-long railway section will be carried out by China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) and China Railways International (CRI).