Alstom signs Memorandum of Understanding for the design and building of Belgrade’s first metro system
Planned contract will see Alstom supply metro trains, infrastructure and digital train control solutions
22 January 2021 – Alstom has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) 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.
“We are immensely proud that Alstom’s solutions will be part of the construction of the Belgrade metro, which is a very important infrastructure project in the Balkan region. This project will greatly improve the transport offering available to Belgrade’s residents and will showcase Alstom’s leadership in metro solutions and providing a superior passenger experience,” says Antonio Moreno, Central and Eastern Europe Managing Director at Alstom.
The new transport system will provide the foundations for truly sustainable mobility in the densely populated capital city of Serbia, rapidly contributing to the reduction of road congestion.
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.
Alstom is the global number one in urban integrated solutions, boasting full portfolio of capabilities and technologies to build the efficiency of urban transport system, as well as the know-how and resources needed to implement turnkey solutions: from rolling stock and infrastructure to signalling and information systems and maintenance. Alstom’s references include metro systems for Dubai, Riyadh, Hanoi, Montreal, Taipei, Panama and Singapore. Alstom has sold over 17,000 Metropolis cars, operating in 55 cities around the world and carrying 30 million passengers every day.