Spatial plan for special purposes shall define and elaborate infrastructure corridor of the subject railway, including the strategic evaluation of the environmental impact

Project description

Planning, usage and protection of the area within the Spatial Plan shall be based on the principles of improvement and increase of quality and quantity of railway traffic and infrastructure, utilization of favorable geographical and traffic position of the Republic of Serbia and faster progress of integration, with reduction of harmful impact on the environment, respecting European standards, system stability, environmental reliability, safety and cost-effectiveness.
The vision for the planning area includes the interoperability of the Trans-European railway network therefore, the main objective of the development of the subject railway is modernization and reconstruction of the line for speeds up to 160 km/h.
The goals of the Project are to determine:
- planning solutions for Subotica-State border railway corridor (Baja direction), defining the boundaries of the protection zone and its regime;
- the conditions for intersection with infrastructure systems in direct contact;
- environmental impacts and protection measures.

 The situation

It is currently rather difficult to travel from Subotica to Baja: there is one line every day that covers the distance in 2 hours and 36 minutes with one change of trains, which is rather long for such a short distance (58,6km). The situation is even worse when considering the 25km distance between Subotica and Bácsalmás, where travelling time is 2 hours and 04 minutes.

LAST UPDATE: 27.09.2019


Project purpose
Spatial plan for special purposes of the infrastructure corridor of Subotica – state border with Hungary (Csikéria) railway track should provide legal grounds for implementation of Preliminary design for the railway

Government of Serbia, AP Vojvodina

DKMT Duna - Körös - Maros - Tisza Eurorégiós Fejlesztési Ügynökség Nonprofit Közhasznú Kft. (The project is part of the Hungary/Serbia IPA Cross-border Co-operation Programme)

Project period
2019-2020 (ongoing)


The Consultant shall prepare Spatial Plan for Special Purposes of the infrastructure corridor of Subotica – state border with Hungary (Csikéria) railway, developed with elements for direct implementation, necessary for issuance of location conditions, encompassing the cadastral municipalities through which the infrastructure corridor route runs.
Integral part of the Plan is the report on the strategic EIA, in accordance with the Law that regulates the obligatory function of the strategic evaluation of the environmental impact for the development plans and programmes.
During the first phase of project implementation, draft Decision on the development of the spatial plan for special purposes of the infrastructure corridor in compliance with Article 46 of the current Law on planning and construction of the Republic of Serbia, shall also be prepared.


Jasna Stojiljković-Milić
Acting Head of Department
Economics and Planning
Tel + 381 11 38 35 040