RZD International and Italferr signed two EUR 4.8 million contracts which cover Russian company’s activities in Serbia. The first contract consists of technical assistance verification of the design and supervision of works for Stara Pazova – Novi Sad railway line. another constract signed covers Serbia’s Integrated Traffic Control Center (ITTC) located in Belgrade.
This February, RZD International started the preparation of design for the ITTC construction. the center will allow the integration of the new railway traffic management technologies and constant monitoring of the train traffic in Serbia. The new control center will increase the transport safety level, throughput capacity, optimise operation costs on the Pan-European corridors 10 and 11. The contract signed between RZD and Serbian Railways Infrastructure has a total value of EUR 230 million, which also includes construction works and procurement of materials for the second phase of 40.5-km Stara Pazova – Novi Sad modernisation.
This line is part of the future Belgrade – Budapest railway corridor and after the construction works will be completed, trains will run at speeds of 200 km/h. At the end of 2018, RZD International has started the construction of the first two spans of the railway viaduct in a floodplain of the Danube river on the Stara Pazova – Novi Sad section. Their length will be more than 40 meters for each railway track. The whole viaduct will include 84 spans. The maximum length of the span will reach 68 meters. RZD International is working on construction and modernization of the double-track railway on the Stara Pazova – Novi Sad section, which exceeds 40 km, under USD 248 million contract.
The contracts with Italferr were signed on 10 April, during the periodic meeting of the Transport Working Group of the Italian-Russian Council for Economic, Industrial and Financial Cooperation, of which FS Italiane is a member.
The discussions approached the development of rail freight traffic, including logistics and combined transport on Italy-Russia-China route, Russian stations’ commercial development, as well as the third parties’ involvement within the projects.