Mediterranean Corridor: Serbia – Croatia CX Rail Interconnection, Stara Pazova – Sid and Indjija – Golubinci Sections

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Project Financing

WBIF Grant WB20-SRB-TRA-03 € 3,000,000
National Contribution Own Contribution € 41,500,000
EIB Loan € 120,000,000
Grant Other Sources € 60,000,000
Potential WBIF Grant Other Sources € 4,000,000
Potential WBIF Grant Other Sources € 60,000,000
Total € 288,500,000
Total Grants € 3,000,000
Total Loans € 120,000,000

Project Description

The main line (Belgrade) Batajnica - Stara Pazova - Sid - border with Croatia is part of the European Corridor 10, in the length of approx. 100km. The line is electrified by means of single-phase system 25 kV, 50 Hz along the entire length. Tracks were constructed with the alignment elements for a maximum permissible speed of up to 120km/h, but due to a poor condition of the line, the speed has been reduced on some sections. The infrastructure corridor is on the flatland area and the route is for 160 km/h, so it is only necessary to modernize infrastructure elements for up to this speed, without the need for greater track deviations.

The objective to be achieved is the improved transport infrastructure, by forming a modern double-track high-performance railway line for combined passenger and freight traffic and designed speed of up to 160 km/h. In addition to speed, achieving the higher level of safety, capacity and comfort in passenger and freight transport, contribution to the competitiveness of the railways, connectability of transport modes on Corridor X, improvement of the environmental protection level. This railway line is also very important for passenger traffic because this railway line connects two cities, Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, and Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. Upgrading this railway line for speed up to 160 km/h will improve and induce passenger mobility.

Results and Benefits

  • a total output of 86 km reconstructed railway line and 4.7 km construction of new railway line
  • speed increased on the right railway line from 50 to 160 km/h and from 100 to 160 km/h on the left track
  • total passengers served per year increased from 1 to 1.5 mil
  • total transported tonnes/year increased from 1.75 to 3 mil
  • Countries: Serbia
  • Code: PRJ-SRB-TRA-033
  • Sector: Transport
  • Monitor IFI: EIB
  • Status: Preparation
  • Beneficiary:
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