The reconstruction of the 90-km Pozarevac-Majdanpek railway was completed today, and the railway opened for cargo transport, the Serbian Railways Infrastructure announced.
As said, the railway was reconstructed within deadline and is designed for the speed of 80km/h when it comes to passenger transport and 60 km/h when it comes to cargo transport, as well as for the axle load of 22.5 tons per axle.
Srbija Voz will establish regular passenger transport on the Pozarevac-Majdanpek-Zajecar route on February 1, 2019, by which time they will prepare the required number of diesel engine trains.
This means that passenger rail transport between Pozarevac and Majdanpek will be established again after five and a half years, and the time needed to travel between these two towns by train will be reduced from the former five hours to 90 minutes.
The works on the reconstruction of this railway began on May 21, 2018, at the Pozarevac railway station, and the completion deadline period was 180 days.
The Serbian Railways Infrastructure realized the reconstruction using its ow mechanization and workforce, within the project of the reconstruction of regional railways in Serbia.
The 90-km route features 76 crossings, 20 bridges and 10 tunnels, including the 975-m tunnel on the Pozarevac-Babusinac section.
Before the reconstruction, the Pozarevac-Majdanpek railway was in an extremely bad condition. This one-track railway was built in 1938.
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