Source: Beta | Thursday, 16.06.2016.| 13:12
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The first private company on railways in Serbia – Kombinovani Prevoz rents a railroad route

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The company Kombinovani Prevoz from Belgrade is the first company is Serbia which rented a route and payed the fee for the access to the infrastructure, so that its train might travel down the state-owned railway, announced Serbian Railways on June 15.

The company's train, consisting of two diesel locomotives of the family 647, traveled around 30 kilometers down the railway route from Kragujevac to Lapovo on June 12, the announcement says.

The company made use of the regulations which allow the renting of railway routes to rent a route from Infrastructure of Serbian Railways, as a result of which there is no longer a monopoly on organizing the railway transport in Serbia.

So far the organization of the railway transport in Serbia has been carried out by the state-owned companies Serbian Railways, that is, following the reforms, the newly founded railway companies for passanger and freight transport Srbija Voz and Srbija Kargo.

The announcement also says that by introducing a private company the reformation of the railway sector has been continued, “which was one of the demands made by the International Monetary Fund, but also a condition for the opening of new chapters in the negotiations on the accession to the EU.

Kombinovani Prevoz owns 13 diesel and electric locomotives, and in 2007 it became the first company in Serbia to get a license for the railway transport of goods and a certificate of safety in railroad traffic.

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