France’s Egis has been commissioned to deliver preliminary designs for Line 1, Phase 2 and Line 2 of the metro system planned for Belgrade, Serbia.
The infrastructure group previously completed earlier studies, including the preliminary design for Line 1.
Contracts for both studies were signed in Belgrade at the beginning of August. As well as preliminary designs, the contracts commit Egis to undertaking an environment and social impact assessment, working up technical specifications and writing a feasibility report over the coming 25 months.
According to plans, Line 1 will run north-south for some 21km, linking 23 stations mostly underground.
Line 2 runs east-west for 19km, with 23 stations, also underground.
“The Republic of Serbia and the City of Belgrade are planning to build a Metro system in Belgrade as one of the development priorities of urban and suburban public transport,” Egis said. “The Metro system will become the basis of public transport and play a key role in successful spatial development of Belgrade.”