RZD Holding completes construction work on X Trans-European Corridor in Serbia
RZD International LLC, a subsidiary of Russian Railways, has completed work on
the Vinartsi-Djordjevo rail stretch in Serbia, the last of the six sections on the
X Trans-European Corridor on which the company was carrying out work.
Along this section, more than 15 km of the lower and upper track structure were
changed completely, 8 switches completely replaced, 11 railway crossings repaired
and the main tracks at Leskovac and Djordjevo stations and 350 m of low aprons reconstructed.
The drainage system was installed and the signalling and communications system restored.
All construction and installation work was carried out in a rhythm of 36-hour technological
"windows" without necessitating the complete cessation of traffic. Serbian subcontractors
were involved in the work. The use of Russian railway equipment and technologies facilitated
high production rates and the laying of up to 1,000 m of track per shift with the
complete reconstruction of the roadbed and artificial structures.
As a result, train speeds on this section can now reach 120 kph. Previously, the
figure did not exceed 50 kph. The previous reconstruction of the stretch was carried
out in 1965.
RZD International LLC has thus fully completed its work in the south of the X Trans-European
After the acceptance commission's conclusion, the object will be handed over to
the customer - JSC Infrastructure of Serbian Railways - and a three-year warranty
period will begin.
Since March 2014, the RZD Holding has been implementing a contract for the construction
and reconstruction of railway infrastructure in Serbia. The contract was concluded
within the framework of an agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation
and the Government of the Republic of Serbia to grant the Republic of Serbia a state
export credit of USD 800 million. The total amount of the contract is USD 941 million.