Tirana Rail Station

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Tirana Railway Station (Kashar station as of May 2015)
Commuter rail
Coordinates 41°20′12″N 19°48′58″E / 41.3366°N 19.816°E / 41.3366; 19.816Coordinates: 41°20′12″N 19°48′58″E / 41.3366°N 19.816°E / 41.3366; 19.816
Line(s) Durrës–Tiranë railway
Platforms 2
Tracks 2
Connections Bus, Taxi
Construction
Structure type Concrete
History
Opened 1949
Closed 2013

Tirana Railway Station was the central railway hub of Tirana, Albania. The railway was connected to other cities in Albania including Vlorë and Durrës.[1] The railway station was said to have no luggage office.[2] On 2 September 2013, the station was closed for passenger and freight transport, and was demolished to make room for a new boulevard that leads over the station area to the north. A completely new district will be created. As a result, the Tirana station was moved to Vorë in 2013, and later to renovated Kashar station in May 2015. The current Kashar-Tiranë line around 10 km in length was replaced with a bus service.

In the northwestern district of Tirana, Laprakë a new station will be built, which is planned as a multi-functional terminal for railway, tram and bus. Until its opening, the railway transport between Tirana and Kashar remains closed.[3] A new terminal in Tirana's outskirt of Kashar was inaugurated as part of a HSH makeover in May 2015 serving Tirana.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

Train in Tirana

References[edit]

  1. ^ Central and South-Eastern Europe 2004. Europa Regional Surveys of the World 2004 Series (4 ed.). Routledge. 2004. p. 98. ISBN 1-85743-186-3. 
  2. ^ Jeroen van Marle, Alwyn Thomson, Tirana In Your Pocket
  3. ^ Tiranë, stacioni i trenit zhvendoset në Vorë

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