Serbia’s Directorate for Railways has certified Stadler’s FLIRT3 EMUs to operate on the country’s national rail network.
Serbian Railways has ordered 21 four-car FLIRT3 units from Stadler, financed by a €99 million loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), to operate on electrified regional and suburban routes.
The first 160 km/h trains are set to go into passenger service later this month on the Belgrade – Novi Sad – Subotica corridor.
Stadler has delivered 15 units so far. The final six trains are expected to arrive by the end of August.
The EMUs will eventually operate across a number of other electrified routes: Belgrade – Uzice – Prijepolje, Belgrade – Kraljevo, Belgrade – Sid and Belgrade – Nis – Presevo.