BELGRADE (Serbia), November 25 (SeeNews) - Serbia plans to launch commercial traffic on the high-speed railway line linking Belgrade to Novi Sad in February 2022, President Aleksandar Vucic said.
"In January we will perform tests of trains travelling at a speed of 200 km/h," Vucic said in a video file posted on the website of Tanjug news agency on Wednesday.
In April, Serbia's government signed a 62.2 million euro ($69.8 million) agreement with Swiss train manufacturer Stadler Rail for the delivery of three high-speed trains, to be used on the Belgrade-Novi Sad railway line which is being built by Russian and Chinese contractors.
The Belgrade-Novi Sad railway line is part of the Belgrade-Budapest railway. China Railway International (CRI) and China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) are in charge of the reconstruction of the Belgrade-Stara Pazova section of the line, while Russia's RZD International is reconstructing the Stara Pazova-Novi Sad section.
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