18. Construction of new railway section Kicevo–border with Albania

The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
SEETO No: SEETO CN position:
Corridor VIII
Transport mode:
Overall project objective:
Construction of new railway section Kicevo – border with Albania with total length of 62.6 km. The Project is fully in compliance and coherence with National Policy, reflected in the National Transport Strategy 2007-2017 and with the recommendations of the Study ’Investment Options in the Transport Sector‘ prepared by Louis Berger in 2002 (MA9710) financed by PHARE programme.
Project benefits:
Improving the rail infrastructure along the East-West Europe core regional network by establishing an operational continuity of Rail Corridor VIII. The completion of Rail Corridor VIII between the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Albania will open new opportunities for the economic and social development of the region.
Economic / Financial / Environmental indicators:
From an environmental point of view, the linear project – construction of railway line Kicevo–Lin (border with the Republic of Albania) – does not pose any particular threat to the environment and the route is acceptable in its entirety. If the proposed measures for possible environmental impacts reduction and mitigation are adopted, it will be sustainable in the long-run, both from a financial and an environmental and quality of living point of view.

EIRR 6.67 %
ENPV 7 598 186 €Passenger Traffic Demand: 15.000 AADT
Cargo Traffic Demand : 13.260 tons

Forecasted Growth rate: 8.8% (next 5 years)

Cut operation and maintenance cost: 737 826 Euros
Time savings: 54861 hours ( year 2016)


Total cost (M€) 470
Section Type of work Length (km)
 Kicevo – Albanian border  New  62.8