ZS - Zeleznice
Network length, gauge and electrification (2005):
- 3809km standard gauge, 1196km electrified at 25kV 50Hz (ZS)
The country of Yugoslavia had lost much of its territory (becoming the
independent states of Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Hercegovina,
FYROM/Macedonia and Montenegro) before what was left was renamed in
Serbia. ZS operates both passengers and freight trains in the country.
The railway network is very run-down, with many speed restrictions,
even long stretches of 20km/h. Sticking to the timetable is
complicated, such that long-distance trains can easily have delays of
an hour or more.
Restructuring of the company in 2015 created four businesses: ŽS
Holding, Infrastruktura ŽS which is responsible for managing the 3 809
km network, Srbija Voz which is responsible for passenger operations,
and freight operator Srbija Kargo.
Network length, gauge and electrification (2017):
Despotija is the first open-access freight operator in Serbia. They
operation in 2017 with freight trains between Despotovac and Subotica.
Network length, gauge and electrification (2018):
Eurorail Logistics is a subsidiary of Romanian Grampetcargo, that
also owns the large open access rail freight operator GFR from
Romania. EL uses locomotives that are owned by GFR.
KP - Kombinovani
Network length, gauge and electrification (2003):
- standard gauge, not electrified
This industrial company owns its own locomotives and shunters, that are
also used on parts of the main JZ network.
(part of EPS)
TENT - Termo
Elektrana Nikola Tesla
Network length, gauge and electrification (2002):
- 47km standard gauge, electrified at 25kV 50Hz
- 5km narrow gauge (900mm), not electrified
This industrial company operates its own (mainly ore) trains with
electric and diesel locomotives. Yearly about 25 million tonnes are
transported. In 2016 two new electric locomotives were ordered from
Power Plant Nikola Tesla is now part of EPS (Elektroprivreda Srbije).
Last update: 27-04-2020