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Transportation in Serbia

Serbia covers 88,361 sq. km., with about 18,000 km of primary roads (380 km of motorways & 165 km of secondary highways) and 30,000 km of local roads.

The current value of the existing road network is estimated at US$17.5 billion.

Network density is 43.9 km/100 km.

40% of main roads and 60% of local roads are currently bearing less than full capacity. The Road Construction Sector employs about 23,000 workers.

Developed OECD countries spend between US$ 15,000 & 45,000 per 1 km of road for maintenance, Serbia US$570 (26 times less). For urgent renovations US$5 billion is required, and another US$ 1.7 billion to complete the current highway construction programs.

Road Transport Features

12,000 Vehicles, of which 2,544 intercity buses, 7,261 trucks and 1,385 are trailers. 59% of buses and 37% of trucks do not meet EU technical standards.

Traffic volume in 2000 relative to 1990 is significantly lower.

Railway

Total Railway track length is 3,808 km, of which 3,533 km single-track and 275 km double-track.

  1. Belgrade-Resnik-Nis 246 km
  2. Belgrade-Majdanpek-Bor-Vrazogrnac 300
  3. Lapovo-Kraljevo-Djeneral Jankovic border 372
  4. Nis-Kursumlija-Kosovo Polje-Pec 284
  5. Belgrade-Novi Sad-Subotica border 200
  6. Belgrade-Zrenjanin-Kikinda border 210

Railway Transport Enterprise carries out maintenance of:

  1. 968 bridges - with a total length of 41 km
  2. 4,336 culverts
  3. 323 tunnels - with a total length of 130 km