Kosovo-Albania Railway starts works in 2024

red freight train traveling
 Transport train in Kosovo
 Albania and Kosovo will also be connected through the Durrës-Prishtina railway line, based on the agreement signed between the two countries in Elbasan, where the seventh annual meeting took place between both Albanian governments.

For the governments of Albania and Kosovo, the planned Durrës-Prishtina railway has also geopolitical importance, not just economic.

The Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti, in the meeting between the two governments, said that the railway line Durrës-Prishtina "is of economic importance as well as geopolitical, as it helps the region, our neighbors, with whom we have a common past, but we will also share the future."

The Durrës-Prishtina railway creates opportunities for the inclusion of Montenegro as the project envisages that it will pass from Durrës to Tivar and from there to Prishtina, making the capital of Kosovo a center of regional railway lines.

But the construction of this railway will not start until 2024.

The Ambassador of the Republic of Albania in Kosovo, Qemal Minxhozi said that the construction of the Durrës-Prizren railway will be a very important step for the economy of both countries.

According to him, the design phase of the railway will begin in 2023, so that from 2024 will begin the construction of the new railway that will connect Albania with Kosovo.

"The feasibility study is very important and we think that within this year it will be completed. From then on 2023 to start the design phase. And we think from 2024 to start the works for the new railway that will connect Albania with Kosovo. Meanwhile, both the Government of Albania and the Government of Kosovo are looking at the possibility of modernizing the internal railway network", Minxhozi declared for the media in Kosovo.

He says that the main focus of both countries should be the implementation of the agreements reached at the meeting of the two governments held in Elbasan, where 13 agreements were signed.

"Now one of the most important decisions of this meeting was for the railway. The railway that will connect Durrës with Prizren is still being looked at from where the road will be, it does not mean that it will now be done on the road that is now on the national road, there may be other spaces. "It's what was agreed at the meeting of the two governments, is to create and allocate a special fund from the two governments which has been allocated for the feasibility study."

While there are regular lines for domestic transport in Kosovo - Prishtina - Peja, Han i Elezit - Fushë Kosovë and vice versa.

Whereas, for international transport, Kosovo Railways has a regular train, called the fast train, which runs once a day to Skopje and vice versca.
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