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Belgrade calls geotechnical study tender for first metro line

Author Radomir Ralev
Belgrade calls geotechnical study tender for first metro line Source: Belgrade Metro and Train

BELGRADE (Serbia), January 27 (SeeNews) - Municipally-owned metro system operator Belgrade Metro and Train has launched a tender for the preparation of a geotechnical study for the construction of a section of the first underground railway line in the Serbian capital, it said.

The geotechnical documentation should define all engineering and geotechnical conditions for the purpose of preparing the design of a 16.7 km-long section of the first metro line with 17 stations, Belgrade Metro and Train said in a notice on Friday.

The section is planned to include 2.3 kilometers of lines above ground with three stations, 2.8 kilometers shallow below ground with two stations, and 11.6 kilometers deep below ground - a tunnel with 12 stations.

The deadline for submitting offers is February 25.

The first Belgrade metro line will be 21.2 km-long with 22 stations.

In April, Serbia's government signed a cooperation agreement with China's Power Construction Corporation (Powerchina) for the metro construction project. Under the terms of the agreement, Serbia and Powerchina will commence joint work on project documentation, spatial plans and the model of financing for the Belgrade metro construction.

According to the preliminary design of the project, the metro network of Serbia's capital will consist of two lines - of 22 km and 19.8 km, respectively - and will also integrate four urban rail lines.