Tirana by train

Trains- The rail network comprises approximately 470 km of single track, and all trains in Albania are diesel-powered. Rail travel is affordable, but generally considerably slower than other means of transport.

The country's first standard rail line was built in 1947, (Durres-Peqin).

The railway system was extensively promoted by the regime of Enver Hoxha, during which time the use of private motor transport was effectively prohibited. After 1947, a significant infrastructure undertaking was the construction of the country's rail network as Albania was considered as the only state in Europe not to have standard rail service.

By 1987, 677 km of railway were constructed in total linking the main urban and industrial centers for the first time since the end of World War II. Train transport was the main transportation method until 1990. After the collapse of Communism, the network fell into disregard.

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