Srbija Voz, the state-owned railway passenger operator, received the second EBRD loan of EUR 22 million for the refurbishment and upgrade of the Technical Passenger Station Zemun (TPS Zemun), and acquisition and installation of various information technology systems. The total cost of the project is EUR 6.4 million and is expected to be co-financed by company’s own contribution and grant funding of the technical cooperation assignments. The first EBRD loan under the programme in the amount of EUR 30 million was signed on 7 December 2017.
The project envisages refurbishment and upgrade of TPS Zemun, located on the outskirts of Belgrade, to enable maintenance of the new Stadler EMUs and classic locomotive-hauled coaching sets. The expansion and upgrade of TPS Zemun is essential for the uninterrupted maintenance process of the company’s rolling stock, following the closure of a maintenance facility in downtown Belgrade.
The project will allow an enhanced maintenance capacity and will provide an adequate maintenance facility for the company’s new generation of EMUs, as existing facilities do not meet the minimum requirements, and will reduce the empty coaching stock moves due to its location on the international Corridor X and proximity to Belgrade.
The acquisition of information technology systems will allow the company to improve its planning, controlling and resource management activities.
In July, Srbija Voz launched the tender on consultancy services for the expansion and upgrade of Zemun technical passenger station facility.