Mediterranean Corridor: Vorë - Hani i Hotit Route 2 Railway Line

Mediterranean Corridor: Vorë - Hani i Hotit Route 2 Railway Line

Project Description

This investment project will rehabilitate 120 km of railway line and 12 train stations, including new signalling systems and safety improvements, from Vorë to the border with Montenegro. 

This railway line is part of the planned extension of the Trans-European Transport Core Network to the Western Balkans. It is Albania’s international railway link to regional and EU railway networks. The new line will allow increased speeds of up to 120 km/h. It will improve market access and substantially increase international freight and passenger traffic towards ports, terminals, capitals and airports by rail.

The EU has provided technical assistance for project preparation and co-funds the investment under Flagship 3 - Connecting the coastal regions - of the Economic and Investment Plan for the Western Balkans through the WBIF.

Project Financing

EBRD Loan € 84,500,000
WBIF Grant WB16-ALB-TRA-01 € 4,522,500
WBIF Grant WB-IG06-ALB-TRA-02 € 138,027,659
EIB Loan € 84,500,000
National Contribution Own Contribution € 3,270,000
Expected WBIF TC Grant Other Sources € 1,000,000
EIB Financing - PIU Budget Support Other Sources € 1,440,000
EBRD TC Grant External Grant € 630,000
Total € 317,890,159
Total Grants € 142,550,159
Total Loans € 169,000,000

Partner Financial Organisations

Western Balkans Partners