The Orient/East-Med Corridor crosses Kosovo from the north to the south on Route 10, from the border with North Macedonia to the one with Serbia, and constitutes Kosovo’s connection to the wider region by rail. The entire track is in poor condition, with serious structural constraints that limit traffic to 60km/h. Route 10 is part of the extension of the Core Network Corridors of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) into the Western Balkans. It has a total length of 256 km long, out of which 149 km are in Kosovo.
The route in Kosovo will be rehabilitated in three phases:
This investment project concerns Phase 2 and will enable the rehabilitation of the Fushë Kosovë/Kosovo Polje – Mitrovicë/Mitrovica rail section and associated (five) railway stations.
The project received WBIF support on several occasions, including for Phase 2:
The feasibility study, preliminary design and environmental impact assessment for Phase 2 have been completed. Additional financial support for detailed technical project design and tender preparation was granted by the WBIF in 2015 and these technical assistance activities are currently ongoing.
More details on the project can be found in the project summary included on this page.
Project image © Kosovo Railways Infrastructure (Infrakos).
*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.
|EBRD||External Grant||€ 250,000|
|National Contribution||Own Contribution||€ 3,027,000|
|Total Grants||€ 18,585,600|
|Total Loans||€ 29,300,000|