Russian Railways plans to create a Unified Dispatch Center for train control in Serbia by 2025. This was stated in the company’s materials presented at the Russian-African summit, Russian news agency TASS reports.
“Project documentation has been developed for the establishment of a Unified Dispatch Centre (EDC) for train traffic control in Serbia,” TASS quotes, recalling that an agreement on the construction of an EDC in the city of Belgrade was signed on 21 December 2022.
The implementation of the projects is scheduled, as stated, between 2023-2025.
Within the framework of the agreement signed with Serbia in 2019, the main works on the contact network on the sections and stations of the Stara Pazova – Novi Sad line have been completed, and the substation Inđija has been built and handed over for trial operation. The design of the reconstruction of the Valjevo-Vrbnica line has also been completed, according to the company’s material.
Since 2014, RZD International has been modernising and building Serbia’s railways under a contract signed in 2013. The total amount of the contract is $941 million, of which $800 million is allocated from a state export credit granted by the Government of the Russian Federation to the Government of the Republic of Serbia, according to the Russian news agency.
Currently, the reconstruction of the Belgrade – Pančevo, Resnik – Valjevo lines, infrastructure facilities within the framework of the development of the pan-European transport corridor 10, has been completed. 27 Russian-made diesel trains have been delivered to Serbia.
The second Russia-Africa Summit is being held at the Expoforum in St Petersburg and an economic and humanitarian forum has been organised in parallel. The motto was, as last time, For Peace, Security and Development.
The events are organised by the Roskongres Foundation. TASS is the photo-hosting agency and media partner of the Summit and the Forum and is also the host of the second Russian-African Media Forum./Danas/