In the next five to seven years, two and a half billion euros will be invested in Serbian railways, Dragoljub Simonovic, general director of “Serbian Railways” announced.
CEO of this state-owned company claims that the first results will be visible in three years. Main tasks will be laying of new and reconstruction of worn out railways, as well as purchase of new trains.
Simonovic said that in the period of five to seven years Serbian railways will get around 70 new trains of various structures, which will encompass both regional and local railroads, and which will significantly improve the quality of transportation.
Total length of railroads in Serbia is 3.809 kilometers, 3.162 of which is in use, but only 7,5 perceont, or around 283 kilometers are double-track railways.