Western Balkan Trains

Railway Gazette have reported in September that there is going to be sizeable investment into train infrastructure in the Western Balkans.

Agreement has been reached between Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia to improve connections and journey times. 

Train at the Kosovo-N.Macedonian border.
Train at the Kosovo-N.Macedonian border.

Progress is definitely needed of course, but at a cost to the throwback years of train travel enjoyed by this particular traveller despite the frequent discomfort & delays. 

If the old way appeals to you too it is probably a good idea to plan some journeys in the near future. For inspiration you might like to read my book detailing my travels in the region, which is available on Amazon

Travelling by train across the Balkans - available from Amazon
Featuring Train Travel in Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Northern Greece, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia, & European Turkey

The Railway Gazette article is shown below. Basic subscription to the excellent gazette is free and you can follow this link to sign up.

Albanian Loco in Durres
Albanian loco in Durres
Train on the Greece - N Macedonia border​
Train on the Greece – N Macedonia border

One comment

  1. Improvement always strips away the romance.

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