Switzerland donates trams to Belgrade (Serbia)

By News Editor / Updated: 29 Feb 2016

The city of Belgrade is set to shortly receive 14 trams donated by Switzerland – with another 15 trams reaching the Serbian capital soon after.

Belgrade mayor Siniša Mali made the announcement during a visit earlier this month to GSP Belgrade, the city’s public transport company, together with Bern mayor Alexander Tschäppät.

‘The trams will contribute to greater frequency of traffic and increase its quality. I hope that these trams from Switzerland significantly improve public transport in Belgrade,’ Mali said.

The donation is part Trams for Belgrade, a 15-year Swiss-supported project that is concluding this year.

Funded by the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, the project includes the rehabilitation of trams and trailers, their transportation and a range of measures and activities aiming at the improvement of Belgrade City’s public transportation system.

A total of 114 tram vehicles are planned to be donated from the Swiss city of Basel to Belgrade in order to improve the quality of the public transportation system.

The donated Swiss trams will reportedly make up 30 per cent of all GSP’s railway vehicles. 

Source: alo.rs (in Serbian)

Image: beograd.rs

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