Construction of the first metro line will start at the end of this year

The long-announced and expected capital project will begin with concrete realization at the end of this year, with works on the construction of the first phase of the first metro line, from Zeleznik to Karaburma, 16.5 kilometers long, which should be completed in 2027.

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It is also known that the Agreement on the construction of the Belgrade metro between the Government of Serbia, the City of Belgrade, and the Chinese company will be reached Power China and French companies Alstom be signed on Friday, January 22, and is worth 581 million euros. Of that, 127 million is intended to improve the efficiency of the electricity distribution network, while 454 will be invested in the construction of the first metro line. In the last days of 2020, the Plan of detailed regulation for Makiško polje was adopted, where the future metro depot will be built and where the works should start at the end of this year.

How, for News, says Stanko Kantar, director JKP Belgrade Metro and Train, it is important that the people of Belgrade understand that it passes under the heart of the city, that preparation is two thirds of the work and that patience is an important element in such large projects. Every mistake, he claims, here counts in the tens or hundreds of millions of euros.

A preliminary feasibility study with a general design for two Belgrade metro lines has been completed, and on July 31, 2020, an agreement was signed between the French True i JKP Belgrade Metro and Train i Secretariat for Public Transport on the preparation of a Feasibility Study with a preliminary design and a study of environmental protection. It will take us 17 to 19 months to do that. Especially within that, the conceptual design of the Depot will be done, which should be completed in seven (five) months. That is why its construction will start earlier – says Kantar.

The Belgrade metro will be the most modern, fully automated, without a train driver. During the construction, the most modern tunnel machines will be used – “moles”. The news is that the “France” station has been moved, so it will now be under Bajloni’s market. The location itself is more attractive, and shortens the subway route by 300 meters. This will avoid the newly built facilities that are based on piles and will move the route away from the Danube, and enter more favorable geological layers of soil for construction.

The first metro line will connect Zeleznik and Mirijevo, will be 21.3 kilometers long and will have 23 stations. The second will connect the railway station Zemun and Mirijevo, will be 19.2 kilometers long and will have 20 stations. The two of them will intersect on Sava Square. Through the Feasibility Study itself, a conceptual solution of the third line is being worked on in order to serve the parts of the city that are not covered by the first two subway routes and the BG train. These are Banjica, Voždovac, a part of New Belgrade towards Surčin, where the Center Railway Station (Prokop) and the bus station in Block 42, which is currently under construction, should be located. Based on the general project, it is estimated that the first phase of the first line will cost 1.83 billion euros, but it will be known exactly after the completion of the preliminary project.

It is estimated that the construction of the subway in Belgrade will cost around 4.4 billion euros, and that this important infrastructure project will boost GDP growth.

In the spring, a public competition for the architectural solution of the interior and exterior of the metro station on the first line should be announced.

According to the Plan for general regulation of rail systems in Belgrade, the stations Zeleznik, Ranžirna and Makiš will be on the surface. Shallow underground will be located at a depth of 10 to 16 meters. The deepest station, 38 meters below the ground, it should be below Cvetkova pijaca (line 2), while on line 1 it will be the one near Most na Adi, 30 meters below the surface. The metro should thus go at a depth of only ten meters below the “Arena” and the Sava Center, and 27 meters below the Republic Square. The appearance of the station will depend on the depth.

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