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    Bulgaria, North Macedonia and Albania sign rail corridor memorandum

    2021-10-20T15:48:00Z

    EUROPE: Ministers from Bulgaria, Albania and North Macedonia have signed a memorandum covering plans to complete the missing rail links between their countries by 2030, but cautioned that this will require signficant investment. Bulgaria is to complete the upgrading of the Sofia – Pernik – Radomir ...

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    Connecting Europe Express puts spotlight on Western Balkan rail vision

    2021-09-21T13:38:00Z

    EUROPE: Welcoming the EU’s Connecting Europe Express to Beograd Centar on September 13, Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić announced that her country’s rail investment programme would be worth up to €6bn and focus on ‘reconnecting’ the Western Balkan countries’ fragmented networks.

  • ECM has signed a turnkey contract to supply the signalling systems for the Tiranë – Durrës modernisation programme
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    Tiranë – Durrës signalling contract awarded

    2021-05-28T09:10:00Z

    ALBANIA: Progress Rail subsidiary ECM has signed a turnkey contract to supply the signalling systems for the Tiranë – Durrës modernisation programme, which is being undertaken by Italian company INC under a contract signed with national railway HSH in February. Progress Rail is to supply the ...

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    Albanian railway modernisation contract signed

    2021-02-04T11:26:00Z

    ALBANIA: A contract for a major modernisation of the 37 km main line between Tiranë and Durrës and the construction of a 5·7 km branch to Nënë Tereza international airport at Rinas was signed by national railway HSH and Italian company INC on February 3. This ...

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    Albanian railway modernisation technical support contract awarded

    2020-02-14T09:04:00Z

    ALBANIA: National railway HSH has awarded a consortium of Spanish companies Ardanuy Ingeniería and Metrotenerife and their local partner SIM a four-year contract to support the tendering and management of a contract covering the upgrading of the 34·5 km line between the Tiranë Public Transport Terminal and ...

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    Tiranë airport rail link tenders invited

    2019-11-05T06:00:00Z

    ALBANIA: Prequalified bidders have been invited to tender for a contract to modernise the existing 34·5 km railway between Durrës and the Tiranë Public Transport Terminal and construct a 5 km link to the international airport at Rinas. Both routes should be equipped with ETCS Level 1, ...

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    Albania southern rail link proposed

    2018-11-27T13:53:58Z

    EUROPE: Proposals to develop a 130 km rail link between southern Albania and northern Greece have been unveiled as part of the EU-funded Interreg IPA Cross-Border Co-operation Programme ‘Greece-Albania 2014-2020’. Under the CB Railway project launched in the Greek town of Kastoria on November 19, funding is being provided for ...

  • Companies have been invited to prequalify for a contract to rehabilitate the Durrës – Tiranë railway and construct a branch to serve Tiranë  International Airport.
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    Tiranë airport rail link tendering

    2018-05-10T09:19:00Z

    ALBANIA: Companies have been invited to prequalify for a contract to rehabilitate the Durrës – Tiranë railway and construct a branch to serve Tiranë International Airport. National railway HSH is to fund the project using a €36·9m loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development and up to ...

  • Two coaches and a T669 diesel locomotive have been modernised.
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    Trains return to outskirts of Tiranë

    2015-06-02T05:00:00Z

    ALBANIA: A revived passenger service between Durrës and a modernised station at Kashar, 7·6 km from central Tiranë, were inaugurated by parliamentary Speaker Ilir Meta and Minister of Transport & Infrastructure Edmond Haxhinasto on May 26. Two coaches and a T669 diesel locomotive have been modernised for the service of ...

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    Tiranë tram plans

    2013-09-24T06:00:00Z

    ALBANIA: Provision for the construction of the first of two proposed tram lines is to be made during the construction of the Tiranë Public Transport Terminal, a rail, bus, minibus and taxi interchange to be developed in the northwest of the capital. TPTT is to replace the current city centre ...