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, 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.
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.
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.
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
Last update: 27-12-2017