Kosovo and Macedonia re-establish railway line

Prishtina, Dec 21, 2005 – The railway line between Fushë Kosovo (Prishtina) and Skopje was inaugurated on Tuesday after more than 6 years, marking thus Kosovo’s first international railway line of transporting people and goods.

The Deputy Head of UNMIK Larry Rossin, Kosovo’s Deputy Prime Minister of Kosovo Adem Salihaj, ministers of the Kosovar and Macedonian Government, attended the inaugural ceremony. They were the first one to travel from Fushë Kosovo to Skopje.

The Deputy Head of UNMIK Larry Rossin said that Kosovar citizens remember this train station with pain. “However one thing remains the same, the desire of people to travel free. By inaugurating this line, we are re-establishing the important transporting line between Skopje and Prishtina,” said Rossin, adding that this represents another step toward the integration into the European railway network.

ECIKS / KosovaLive