Fast-speed railway line between Belgrade and Novi Sad in Serbia opened for traffic (press-release)


The railway line Belgrade – Novi Sad, which is part of the Belgrade-Budapest international fast-speed railway line, was opened for traffic on 19 March 2022. The official opening ceremony was attended by, among other guests, President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić, Prime Minister Ana Brnabić and Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orbán, who were also the first passengers on board the first fast-speed train on this route.

The trip was also attended by the heads of various ministries of Serbia, representatives of government agencies and contractors – Chinese companies – Railway China International Company and China Communications Construction Company, as well as representatives of the RZD International OJSC and Serbian companies.

President Aleksandar Vučić noted that this railway would become a symbol of friendship and cooperation between Serbia and Hungary. He emphasised that this is a new era for citizens, as the trip to Novi Sad on the new high-speed railway takes only 33 minutes.

The President noted that this project will bring the Serbian and Hungarian peoples even closer, since after the entire railway to Hungary is ready, the trip from Belgrade to Budapest will last only two hours and 40 minutes.

The Hungarian Prime Minister stressed that cooperation between the two countries and friendship between the two peoples has never been as close as it is today, and that the fast-speed railway line from Belgrade to Novi Sad, and a few years later to Budapest, is a clear proof of the joint efforts by connecting the two countries.

He noted that the construction works in Serbia are proceeding quickly and expressed confidence that the Belgrade-Budapest railway line will be put into operation by 2025.

The construction of the Belgrade-Budapest fast-speed railway is the largest and most important infrastructure project in this part of Europe.

The future fast-speed line to Budapest is part of China's global “One Belt – One Road” initiative for infrastructural links between Europe and Asia.