First HIGH-SPEED TRAIN is here, two more by the New Year<
The first high-speed train, out of a total of three, which Serbia bought from the Swiss company Stadler, has arrived in Serbia, confirmed Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure, Tomislav Momirovic.
The second and third trains, which will be used on the high-speed railway from Belgrade to Budapest, should be delivered to Serbia by the end of the year.
The contract for the procurement of three passenger electric trains rated for the speeds of 200 kilometres per hour was signed on April 8 in Belgrade.
The only bidder who submitted a bid to the tender was the renowned Swiss manufacturer Stadler, with the offered price of EUR 62.2 million (EUR 62,197,200 VAT inclusive).
These are the three state-of-the-art, two-storey electric motor sets of exceptional comfort, marked „JIS S 200“.
The new train has a total of 316 seats, including seats for people with reduced mobility. There is also internet access, seat occupancy displays and a minibar.
As previously announced, the first section of the Belgrade-Budapest high-speed railway, from Belgrade to Novi Sad, should be opened to traffic by March next year, and the journey between the two cities will last half an hour.
According to earlier announcements, the ticket will most likely cost around RSD 1,000.
„Twice a day, citizens will be able to travel directly from Belgrade to Novi Sad and arrive in 30 minutes, and that will cost around RSD 1,000, without much stopping. „Some trains will stop at several stations and the ride will be cheaper, and it will take about 48 to 52 minutes,“ Minister Momirovic said earlier.