Egis wins the second contract for Belgrade metro

Belgrade metro Line 2Egis Rail has signed a new contract to develop the feasibility studies of Belgrade metro Line 2 project, following the signing of the agreement between Serbian and French governments. In addition, the Government and the Municipality, together with three companies signed the agreements to implement city’s metro project.

The contract was signed with the City of Belgrade and includes the development of the studies, preliminary design and environmental impact assessment of Belgrade metro.

Last year, Egis was already in charge of the general project and the preliminary feasibility study for the first two metro lines (Line 1 and Line 2).

According to the preliminary feasibility study, the metro network will have a total length of 40.5 km served by 43 station and it will also integrate four urban railway lines. The Line 1 will be 21.3 km – long with 23 stations and will provide transport connection along the Sava River, crossing the city’s centre, to Makisko Polje area, an urban neighborhood in the southwestern part of the city, and will reach to Mirijevo area in the northeast, near the Danube River.

The construction works for the first metro line are expected to begin before the end of 2021 and the line will become operational by the end of 2028.

The Belgrade metro Line 2 will have 19.2 km and will be served by 20 stations, starting from Zemun station, crossing New Belgrade urban area towards Mirijevo, in the municipality of Zvezdara, near Belgrade.

The transport development plan of the city covers the construction of a metro system with a length of 60 km and 60 stations.

“We are proud that we are participating in the realisation of a project that is this important to Serbia. I ensure you that we will give it our best for it to be carried out successfully, to the benefit of the citizens of Belgrade and Serbia. I thank your government for its help and support,” Olivier Bouvart, CEO of Egis Rail, said.

Belgrade is one of the few major European cities that doesn’t have a high-capacity public rail transport network. After half a century of relative project, the current government is committing to the creation of this project of national importance that will allow the country to develop and stimulate its economic growth.


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