Border Crossings: Kosovo - North Macedonia

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(Fushë-Kosovë/Kosovo Polje -) Hani i Elezit/Đeneral Janković HK - Volkovo MŽ (- Skopje)

[D] MŽ operates to Hani i Elezit/Đeneral Janković. Timetabled passenger trains resumed on 20 December 2005, initially two train pairs daily between Skopje and Prishtinë/Priština via Fushë-Kosovë/Kosovo Polje but by the December 2011 timetable had reduced to one train pair daily. Although the timetable showed this as a through train, a change between HK and MŽ operated trains was required at Hani i Elezit/Đeneral Janković.

From around Autumn 2017 the MŽ part was cancelled on a regular basis, allegedly due to a locomotive shortage. It was unexpected when both HK and MŽ announced that the service would definitely be running daily with effect from 9th March 2020, only to be suspended with effect from 13th March 2020 due to the Covid-19 virus. Shortly afterwards, in May 2020, work started on upgrading the line between Fushë-Kosovë/Kosovo Polje and Hani i Elezit/Đeneral Janković which was originally expected to take two years, during which time the HK service remains suspended. The trains still appear in the MŽ timetable but are reported not to be operating between Skopje and Hani i Elezit/Đeneral Janković. Any reports about this service would be much appreciated by the Compilers.

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