Hekurudha Shqiptarë


Hekurudha Shqiptarë

Hekurudha Shqiptare or HSH "(Albanian Railways)" is Albania's national rail system. The network's main terminal is in the port city Durrës.

HSH's infrastructure runs east to Pogradec, south to Vlorë and north to Shkodër. There is also a branch line to capital city Tirana. The network was extended beyond Shkodër in the 1980s into what is now Montenegro, via the Albanian border town of Han i Hotit. But that section of the system is for freight only. There is also no physical rail connection between Albania and neighbouring Macedonia as well as Greece.

All of HSH is non-electrified, and trains are pulled by Czechoslovak T-669 diesel electric locomotives. The entire system is normally single-track, with bypasses at various points throughout the system. Second-hand passenger rolling stock from Germany's DB, Italy's FS, Austria's ÖBB, or Polish State Railways (PKP) is used on the system. Most of the rolling stock is in a dilapidated state.

ee also

*Rail transport in Albania

External links

* [http://www.railfaneurope.net/list/albania.html HSH - Hekurudhe e Shqiperise] at [http://www.railfaneurope.net/ RailfanEurope.net]


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