The railway network consisted of about 470 km of single track and all trains in Albania were supplied with diesel. Train travel was affordable but generally considered slower than other means of transportation.
The first standard railway line in the country was built in 1947 (Durrës-Peqin).
The railway system was widely promoted by Enver Hoxha's regime, during that time the use of private motor vehicles was prohibited. After 1947, an important infrastructural undertaking was the construction of the railway network in the country, as Albania was considered the only country in Europe that did not have a standard railway network. In the 1987s, 677 km of railways were built connecting urban centers and industrial centers for the first time since the end of the Second World War. Rail transport was the only method of transport until 1990. After the collapse of communism, the rail network was devalued and now the new boulevard stands above it. A boulevard that does not continue to the end, but in the side streets connects the boulevard with the rest of the city. There are spaces for walking, running, a bicycle lane and a recreation area for citizens.
History/ Trains in Albania
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