Works have begun on the Belgrade-Budapest high-speed line on the Hungarian side, News
The project of the Hungarian-Serbian railway and the construction of a modern railway from Budapest to Belgrade is the crown of the friendship between Serbia and Hungary, said today the Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure, Tomislav Momirovic.
During a bilateral visit to Hungary with the Hungarian Minister of Innovation and Technology, Laszlo Palkovic, the laying of the foundation stone opened the works on the Belgrade-Budapest railway route, on the section of the Sorokshar-Kelebija railway.
“I am extremely pleased to have the opportunity to be in this place, 137 years since the first train from Serbia, from Belgrade, left for Budapest. Today, we have the best relations between Serbia and Hungary, and they are the result of a sincere friendship between the Prime Minister of Hungary, Viktor Orban, and the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic,” said Momirovic.
He pointed out that such a friendly relationship primarily guarantees the economic, trade and traffic prosperity of the two countries, which has resulted in the construction of the most modern railway infrastructure that connects Budapest and Belgrade.
“This project is of exceptional strategic importance for both countries because it represents a part of the unique European railway network and a part of Corridor 10 and the railway connection not only between Serbia and Hungary, but also connects Central and Southern Europe,” Momirovic said.
He added that the opening of the first part of the railway from Belgrade to Novi Sad is expected at the beginning of next year, and that Serbia will speed up the works on the railway from Novi Sad to Subotica in the coming months.
The route of the high-speed railway from the Belgrade Center station to the state border with Hungary is 183.1 kilometers long, and the project is being implemented on three subsections: Belgrade Center – Stara Pazova, Stara Pazova – Novi Sad and Novi Sad – Subotica – the state border with Hungary, Danas reports.