Serbia & Croatia cutting Train Services
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Nov 20, 2012 7:56 AM Last Post By: neckervd
Nov 19, 2012 11:56 PM
Lines which will be cut:
Most of the Zagreb-Belgrade-Zagreb trains
Most Belgrade-Zürich trains
Belgrade-Sarajevo-Belgrade trains ( including very handy night train)
Daily train between Belgrade and Budampest
Croatian railways are cutting also, mainly
Zagreb-Budampest-Zagreb line and
very reduced Zagreb-Belgrade-Zagreb.
Please make adjusmants in your travel acordingly.
Happy & Safe travers all
Nov 20, 2012 12:32 AM
Nov 20, 2012 1:45 AM
2Croatia Railways were talking about some cuts to 2013 local and international services, earlier this year.
I don't know if anything is being publicised at the moment though.
Nov 20, 2012 2:03 AM
Nov 20, 2012 2:25 AM
4I dont have link but Info I posted have been on the RTS 1 News today.
Zeleznice Srbije is trying to save money, also will reorganise and renew some of trains and will a new some railroads. As most of it is not tuched sence '50
Croatia is definately cutting quite a few lines which are not financialy viable.
@ Marko, watch the news to day at 19:00, I bet it will be on again and in due cours will go on line.
Nov 20, 2012 5:28 AM
Nov 20, 2012 6:16 AM
6Sorry to disapint you guys, but Croatia hinkend up the prices for usage, just 6 months before entring EU!
Shame, i rather liked the BG-ZG train Anf. The only working Part of one upon time Orient Express ( BG-SOF-ISNBL) is nö more...
Well it sucks, now only buses are left.
Nov 20, 2012 6:16 AM
You are still a bit wrong :)
Serbia didn't start Prokop station, it was a project that started in Yugoslavia, with way bigger railway network and different economic/social conditions.
Actually, Serbia has big problems to finish Prokop station as nowdays there's no purpose for its size, and simply no funds for such mega projects. Also, it's not only Prokop train station that is uncertain. Background problem of this issue is conversion of huge strip of a land that will happen to be free after moving out the old station and all adjusted tracks/facilities, and here we speak about the most expensive location in the whole SE Europe (according to economic magazines, etc), that is perfectly located next to the old city and all economic/government/business institutions. Some general idea is that currently there's no huge demand for such land in Serbia/the whole region, that it could be reasonable to go into that big project.
Not to menton bus stations and Sava-mala area of Belgrade with their own problems of placement, and recent development idea of Beton hala riverside project that might boost Sava-mala and bus/train station area to a change.Blah, blah, blah, anyway, my point is that not everything is that simple about railways in Belgrade/Serbia and there are quite a few reasons for this or that.
And government of Quwait (spelling?) is signing some bilateral agreement with Serbian government in about 10 days from now, for what is believed to include 25M Euros investments into Prokop station for their M84 Yugoslav made tanks reparations. Let's see what's going to happen then.
Nov 20, 2012 7:56 AM
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