RZD International wins $338M rail contract

WCN Editorial Team 20 Jul 2016 EUROPE TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

Russian Railways (RZD) international subsidiary RZD International and JSC Infrastructure Railways of Serbia have signed a $338M contract for construction and rehabilitation of the Stara Pazova—Novi Sad section of the Belgrade—Budapest rail line.


Under the contract, RZD International will build a 3km-long double track viaduct and a new 2.2km tunnel named Chortanovtsy. Construction of the tunnel and viaduct is expected to cost more than $258M.

Furthermore, the company will be responsible for the construction of a centralised traffic control centre.

Upon completion, passenger and freight train speeds on the rail section will increase to 200kmph.

Construction work is scheduled to commence in the first quarter of 2017.

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