Reconstruction and electrification of the railway from Nis to Dimitrovgrad

The beginning of the reconstruction of the railway from Nis to Dimitrovgrad has been announced, which should start with the realization in the spring. The Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure, Tomislav Momirović, talked about this and solving the problem of waiting for trains at the border with his Bulgarian colleague, Hristo Aleksijev. The statement of the Ministry points out that the goal of the talks was to improve the flow of freight and passenger traffic on the international railway Nis-Dimitrovgrad, but also on the road corridor that connects the two countries.

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Momirovic pointed out that Serbia is building or designing more than 1,200 kilometers of highways and expressways, and added that of great importance is the project of reconstruction and electrification of the railway from Nis to Dimitrovgrad.

– I informed my colleague that we plan to start reconstructing the complete railway from Nis to Dimitrovgrad in the spring – Momirovic said. He also stated that he expects it to works last a little less than three years, and that the Belgrade-Novi Sad high-speed railway will be launched in the next few months.

Hristo Aleksijev said that Corridor 10 is an absolute priority, because regardless of the fact that Serbia is not in the EU, business follows the shortest path, and the shortest path is through Serbia. That is exactly why the main highway “Europe” is being built towards Serbia, as well as the railway line towards Serbia. He also stated that he would personally initiate a meeting in the European Commission in order to seek support for serious financing of the reconstruction of the railway from Nis to Bulgaria.

The meeting was also attended by the Director of the Permanent Secretariat of the Transport Community for the Western Balkans, Matej Zakonjšek.

Zakonjšek said that he was very glad that Serbia had serious projects concerning the modernization of the railways and that it was of great importance for the whole of Europe.

The problem is waiting too long to cross the border, both on the railway and on the road. We talked about the ways in which it can be resolved, and the most efficient is the establishment of “green corridors” between Serbia and Bulgaria and the formation of joint border crossings, which we strongly support, concluded Zakonjšek.

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