The first of 12 diesel multiple units from Russia will be delivered to Serbian Railways at the end of September, the Director General of Serbian Railways has said.
Milovan Markovic met with representatives of Russian rolling stock manufacturer Metrovagonmas in Moscow last month and toured the manufacturing facilities where the trains are being built.
Markovic said the new trains ‘fulfil all the requirements we asked from the manufacturer’.
This will be the first purchase of new passenger trains for three decades for Serbian Railways.
The first train will be tested in Serbia and it should be ready to be put into service at the end of this year.
The remaining 11 trains will be delivered by the end of 2012, said Markovic.
The new diesel passenger trains will be used to improve regional and local traffic on non-electrified railway lines.
The trains have air conditioning, passenger communication systems and CCTV.