Alstom has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Serbia for the construction of phase 1 of the first line of the future Belgrade metro.
In this project, Alstom will be responsible for a wide scope of works including the metro trains themselves, digital train control systems, platform screen doors, the infrastructure (the track laying and the power supply solutions) and the transport system integration.
The construction of the new metro network is expected to start at the end of this year, pending signature of the contract with the relevant Serbian authorities.
The first two lines will cover a total of around 42 kilometres – the first 22 kilometres, the second nearly 20.
The first line will run along the Sava river, crossing the Belgrade city centre, linking the Makisko Polje area in south part of the city, to the Mirijevo urban neighbourhood in the north-east.
The second line will connect Zemun railway station crossing the New Belgrade urban municipality, with an interchange with the first line in Mirijevo.