Railway Operators in Serbia


ZS - Zeleznice Srbije

Network length, gauge and electrification (2005):

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, ŽS Infrastructure which is responsible for managing the 3 809 km network, Srbija Voz which is responsible for passenger operations, and freight operator Srbija Kargo.

Website: http://www.serbianrailways.com/

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Despotija D.O.O.

Network length, gauge and electrification (2017):

Despotija is the first open-access freight operator in Serbia. They started operation in 2017 with freight trains between Despotovac and Subotica.

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KP - Kombinovani Prevoz

Network length, gauge and electrification (2003):

This industrial company owns its own locomotives and shunters, that are also used on parts of the main JZ network.

Website: http://www.kprevoz.co.rs/

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TENT - Termo Elektrana Nikola Tesla

Network length, gauge and electrification (2002):

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 China.

Website: http://www.tentesla.com/

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Last update: 27-12-2017