Regional Broadband Infrastructure Development

Comprehensive Network: Rehabilitation of Durrës - Pogradec - Lin Railway Line and Construction of Lin - Border with North Macedonia Line on Corridor VIII

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Project Financing

WBIF Grant WB13-ALB-TRA-01 € 720,000
EIB Loan € 25,070,000
Potential future WBIF TA Grant Other Sources € 2,500,000
WBIF Grant WB21-ALB-TRA-01 € 1,700,000
Loan or National Contribution Other Sources € 25,000,000
EIB Loan € 111,030,000
Other Sources Other Sources € 125,000,000
Total € 291,020,000
Total Grants € 2,420,000
Total Loans € 136,100,000

Project Description

he railway network in Albania has not benefited from any major overhaul since its commissioning. It currently allows for travel speeds under 60 km/h. It has not been electrified and the telecommunication and signalling system is obsolete, causing frequent interruptions in traffic. As a result, passenger services are seasonal and freight transport is inefficient. 

This project is intended to rehabilitate the Durres - Pogradec - Lin section (136 km) as well as to construct a 2.8 km railway link between Lin and the border with North Macedonia. The investments will improve multimodal connections with Italy, through the Port of Durres (Albania), as well as with North Macedonia and Bulgaria. 

The project is currently at feasibility study stage. The study was prepared by the Infrastructure Project Facility 4, through a €720,000 EU grant allocated by the WBIF, in June 2015. 

  • Countries: Albania
  • Code: PRJ-ALB-TRA-007
  • Sector: Transport
  • Monitor IFI: EIB
  • Status: Preparation
  • Beneficiary: Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure Albani...
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