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Old November 2nd, 2014, 11:52 AM   #541
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Corridor X Gilje-Ćuprija-Paraćin

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Old November 3rd, 2014, 03:05 PM   #542
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That's mad. How come the rails haven't worn out?
Because rail is made to last. Unless intensively travelled, rails will remain usable
for several decades. Even rail used on high-speed lines gets re-used
on secondary tracks when it becomes too worn-out for high-speed. And after
that it gets a third life in yards, depots, engine shops, etc.

In France, they used to lay rail with a special profile that was supposed to
be "reversible", i.e. you could supposedly turn it bottom up and use the other
side when the top side was worn out. It did not work, so they stopped laying
that kind of rail around WW2. But you still can find such rails on some
secondary lines today...
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Old November 3rd, 2014, 03:25 PM   #543
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Cool thanks.
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Old December 6th, 2014, 07:46 AM   #544
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Big event this week - after a number of years, work has restarted on Belgrade-Center railway station, expected to eventually replace current Belgrade main rail station - itself being retired and possibly turned into a museum as part of the ongoing, multi-billion dollar, mixed-use project "Belgrade on water".

It's currently served solely by commuter rail service BG:Voz but with further expansion, it will welcome regional & international passenger trains as well.


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Reconstruction works start at Prokop railway station

BELGRADE - The reconstruction of the Belgrade Centre railway station at Prokop began on Wednesday, the Serbian Railways said in a statement.

This marks the official start of the first stage of the reconstruction of the railway station - under an agreement, the works should be completed by January 26, 2016.

A consortium around Enegroprojekt Oprema - which also includes Energoprojekt Niskogradnja, Energoprojekt Visokogradnja, ZGOP and AZD - is carrying out the works.

The project, funded by a loan from the Kuwait Fund For Arab Economic Development, is worth around EUR 25.8 million.

The completion of the works at the Prokop station is one of the most significant preconditions for implementing the Belgrade Waterfront project.

The Prokop station, currently used by the urban railway only, will be reconstructed to also accommodate local, regional and international passenger trains.

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Old December 6th, 2014, 09:49 PM   #545
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always wondered what this was now I know
but the location seems quite far from the city centre (plus e75) so is there anything planned to connect it or to revitalize the area?
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Old December 7th, 2014, 07:29 PM   #546
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I find it sad. Just to close down the rail infrastructure along the Danube to make a profit from that area as real estate, the historic train station in the center of town is being closed. The result will be a station far from town but without any benefit to the users, because this would take some investment into SZ, which is not in the interest of this project, just get the poor railway passengers out of sight of the new gentry to inhabit downtown....
Or am I missing something?
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Old December 7th, 2014, 07:48 PM   #547
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You are right, but belgrade waterfront will bring something good for people. Better looking downtown, new bus station, one new bridge for railway and trucks so it will be removed from downtown. And new tallest building in region ofc
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Old December 8th, 2014, 09:44 AM   #548
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Won't BeoVoz continue to stop at the Danube waterfront?
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Old December 8th, 2014, 01:42 PM   #549
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Do you mean BG:Voz or BeoVoz? BG:Voz is city railway, while BeoVoz intercity railway.
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Old December 8th, 2014, 02:29 PM   #550
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Construction of the second track 15 km, Pančevački Most (Belgrade)-Pančevo.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Crxjw...7V1f2w&index=1
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Old December 8th, 2014, 07:32 PM   #551
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Do you mean BG:Voz or BeoVoz? BG:Voz is city railway, while BeoVoz intercity railway.
BG:Voz, the S-Bahn.
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Old December 8th, 2014, 08:44 PM   #552
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Than you probably meant on Sava river, but no. It won't, but metro will maybe. We don't have any official plan for metro, but 1.800.000 of sq meter of office and residential space will need at least one metro line.
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Old December 8th, 2014, 11:39 PM   #553
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https://www.dropbox.com/s/313ohp2th3...lways.pdf?dl=0
Few weeks ago, I discovered this interesting article about railways in Yugoslavia in the international railway magazine, so I scanned it for you in PDF format. This is an interview with the head of YU railways just before Yugoslavia fell apart.
This is sad we lost 20-30 years for nothing. Only in recent years Serbia continues some projects from eighties and nineties
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Old December 8th, 2014, 11:58 PM   #554
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I find it sad. Just to close down the rail infrastructure along the Danube to make a profit from that area as real estate, the historic train station in the center of town is being closed. The result will be a station far from town but without any benefit to the users, because this would take some investment into SZ, which is not in the interest of this project, just get the poor railway passengers out of sight of the new gentry to inhabit downtown....
Or am I missing something?
I don't know why some people wrongly connect the new "Belgrade Waterfront project" with the completing of the New Railway station. New Railway station is part of old Belgrade rail junction plan. There are some justified objections about the location of the station , but they are all futile, because junction is almost finished, and station too, tons of money is already spent.
Big advantage of this station compared to the old one is integration with a commuter rail and future metro line, plus highway.
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Old December 9th, 2014, 12:05 AM   #555
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Well, we did have some 40-50 billion dollars (lower end of the estimate) in infrastructure damage to fix.
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Old December 9th, 2014, 12:14 AM   #556
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Won't BeoVoz continue to stop at the Danube waterfront?
BeoVoz has one station close to Danube - "Pancevo bridge", it does not operate to central station that will maybe be closed in future.
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Old December 16th, 2014, 05:17 PM   #557
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D-Day for Serbia's long delayed HSR project...

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Construction of Belgrade-Budapest railway until June 2017

Belgrade, 16 Dec 2014 – Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic spoke today with Chinese Minister of Commerce Gao Hucheng to discuss building the high-speed railway Belgrade-Budapest, as well as ways of financing this project.

The officials highlighted the need for a feasibility study to be completed by June next year so that the construction could be finished by June 2017.

The project to build a double track line for high-speed train, which would go 200 km an hour, was initiated during the visit of Prime Minister Vucic to China in September this year.

The bilateral meeting with the Minister of Transport of the People's Republic of China marked the beginning of activities related to the Summit of the People's Republic of China and 16 Central and Eastern European Countries
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High-speed railway? If the top speed is 200 kph this line is not a high-speed railway...
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Old December 16th, 2014, 08:32 PM   #559
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For us also 160 km/h is ultra high speed.
No, seriously there are many uncertainties about this project.
Serbian minister of infrastructure Zorana Mihajlovic in one phrase is talking about
upgrading the existing line and in the next about construction
of the new line which according to should be built in two years!!!
Feasibility study should be done in three months and project in six months.
God knows if all this is possible. As example we could take
the construction of highway Belgrade-Hungarian border which took 40 years.
Other question is the model of financing of the project, Serbia can't take
a loan, maybe partnership or concession.
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Old December 16th, 2014, 08:35 PM   #560
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Construction of the second track 15 km, Pančevački Most (Belgrade)-Pančevo.
Thanks for the link - what's the expected completion date?
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