Tuesday, October 18, 2016

RZD starts work on Serbian upgrading project

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RZD is currently upgrading the 77.6km Resnik - Valjevo section of the Belgrade - Bar line. RZD is currently upgrading the 77.6km Resnik - Valjevo section of the Belgrade - Bar line.

RUSSIAN Railways (RZD) International started work on October 17 on a $US 38m project to reconstruct the Vinarci - Dzordzevo line in Serbia, which is the last of the three southern sections of TEN-T Corridor X to be reconstructed by RZD.


The work entails the replacement of 15km of track subgrade and superstructure and five switches, the reconstruction of 11 crossings, and the renovation of overhead electrification, signalling and telecommunications.

 

Work will be carried out in 36-hour windows to avoid the complete suspension of train services, and some of the work will be carried out by Serbian subcontractors.

The project is expected to be completed during the second quarter of 2017. Completion will enable the speed of passenger trains to be increased from 50km/h today to 120km/h.