Russian Railways subsidiary RZD International has completed the reconstruction of a 35km stretch of track on the Resnik to Vreoci railway, in Serbia.
As a result of replacing rails, sleepers and signalling, train speeds on this section have been increased from 50km/h to 90km/h.
The Bela Reka tunnel on the line has been completely reconstructed and track has been laid inside it using sub-ballast mat technology – a first for Serbian railways.
Completion of the work means that services between Belgrade in Serbia and Bar in Montenegro can resume. It also marks the first stage of the reconstruction of the entire line.
The 35km stretch of track was re-opened on July 18.