Changchun Railway Coach (CRC), a subsidiary of CRC, signed a contract with Serbia’s Ministry of Construction, Transport, and Infrastructure for the procurement of high-speed railroad cars. The contract was for 20 power-distributed high-speed railcars (five trains). The trains will consist of four cars (two power cars and two auxiliary cars) with a maximum operating speed of 200 km/h. The trains are scheduled to be in service in 2025. The trains are customized for the Hungarian-Serbian Railway based on the European Railway Unified Standard “TSI,” European technical standards, and the specific needs of the Hungarian-Serbian Railway.
The Hungary-Serbia Railway is a project that symbolizes the joint construction of “One Belt, One Road” between China and Central and Eastern European countries. The total length of the line is 341.7 km, with the Serbian section covering 183.1 km and the Hungarian section 158.6 km. After the start of operations, travel time between the capitals of Hungary and Serbia will be reduced from 8 hours to 3 hours.