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Old August 13th, 2014, 10:54 AM   #21
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I have a question. Both new DMUs and EMUs will have 140kmh speed, right?
Actually, the speed will be 120 km/h.
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Old August 13th, 2014, 02:11 PM   #22
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Very, very impressive. ~30m by my GE measurements.

I have a question. Both new DMUs and EMUs will have 140kmh speed, right?
Yes, but the speed of macedonian railway lines is projected at 120kmh.
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Old August 15th, 2014, 09:57 PM   #23
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Skopje-Bitola by train

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Link to the Macedonain Railways summer 2014 timetable, including international services. http://mztransportad.com.mk/dokument...uni%202014.pdf
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Old October 14th, 2014, 11:44 PM   #25
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Apparently, this is the look of the new Chinese trains for the Macedonian Railways Company:















According this article (in Macedonian language), the first of the six trains will be available for use in August 2015. There are going to be four diesel and two electric trains. Each train will have capacity of 200 passengers, and they will be used to the most frequent railroad lines.
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Old October 14th, 2014, 11:48 PM   #26
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Some photos that I've found on Flickr...

MŽ Depot Skopje by Kosrail, on Flickr

MŽ Depot Skopje by Kosrail, on Flickr

MŽ Depot Skopje by Kosrail, on Flickr

MŽ Depot Skopje by Kosrail, on Flickr

MŽ Depot Skopje by Kosrail, on Flickr

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MŽ Depot Skopje by Kosrail, on Flickr

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Old October 14th, 2014, 11:49 PM   #28
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MŽ Depot Skopje by Kosrail, on Flickr

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Old October 14th, 2014, 11:50 PM   #29
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MŽ Depot Skopje by Kosrail, on Flickr

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MŽ Depot Skopje by Kosrail, on Flickr

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These ones it seems that were imported from Romania (Swedish licence) . The last one I belive is genuine Swedish (but not sure)...

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MŽ Depot Skopje by Kosrail, on Flickr

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Old October 15th, 2014, 08:05 PM   #31
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A true horror. The worst is that we need regional development for the things to get moving. And there is no regional development.
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Old October 16th, 2014, 04:19 PM   #32
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These ones it seems that were imported from Romania (Swedish licence) . The last one I belive is genuine Swedish (but not sure)...
Not Romania but Croatia from "Rade Koncar".The lincese is under ASEA from Sweden.
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Old October 24th, 2014, 11:13 AM   #33
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Railway to Bulgaria: By 2022 Macedonians Will Travel to Sofia by Train

October 22, 2014, Wednesday @ 12:04 in Business » PROPERTIES | Views: 83
Railway to Bulgaria: By 2022 Macedonians Will Travel to Sofia by Train Railway construction Photo: Dnevnik.mk
The first direct rail line from Skopje to Sofia is expected to be open in 2022 the latest. Ministry of Transport and Communications has announced a call for the selection of a consultant to prepare the basic project for construction of the section Kriva Palanka - Deve Bair, the last of the three railway connections between Macedonia and Bulgaria.

Interested companies can submit their offers by November 20. ​​The project should be developed in 22 months, reads Dnevnik daily.

Development of the basic project should indicate the exact amount of money for the construction of that section. According to initial assessments, the investment would amount to EUR 330 million. The main plan also includes the sections Kumanovo - Beljakovce and Beljakovce - Kriva Palanka, where activities have entered the advanced stage. In March this year reconstruction of the 31 kilometer section Kumanovo – Beljakovce started. The construction will cost EUR 39 million, and the company "Vibe" should complete it by the third quarter of 2016.

For the section Beljakovce - Kriva Palanka, with the length of 34 km, the construction should begin in the first quarter of 2016, and the investment will cost some EUR 145 million, which will be fully provided by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

For the non constructed part of the Western Railway route of Corridor 8, railroad Kichevo - Lin, Albania, in the length of 60 kilometers, the initial estimates are that the construction will cost EUR 350 million, but the exact amount will be known after the documentation is ready. Expectations of the competent institutions are the railway connection with Bulgaria and Albania to be realized by the year of 2022.
- See more at: http://www.independent.mk/articles/1....7uLfTxOk.dpuf
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Old November 3rd, 2014, 01:28 AM   #34
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Some photos of the reconstruction of the Skopje's main railway station... New elevators will be installed, the total interior will be renewed, new info boards will be installed and the height of the platforms will be elevated. The reconstruction should end by April 15th 2015.

























http://www.build.mk/?p=40315
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Arrived first new 15 wagons




Container wagons arrived on time because the MZ-Transport will need them for the expected increased transportation for the known clients Sony, Hewlett Packard and Hyundai in the future, reports Vecher.

Macedonia is updating rolling stock, both freight and in passenger traffic and for the next period is expected to increase engagement, especially of containers for transport of goods.

As wrote Vecher, fifteen of the 150 new freight cars were ordered from the manufacturer ZHOS Trnava in Slovakia and will arrive later this or early next month.

- Currently, MZ-Transport has approximately 1,000 freight cars of various types. The supply of new means launch of fleet renewal for freight wagons as our band is pretty old and their maintenance requires increased costs. The purchase of new cars will reduce costs, but also means we will start new shipping, which means new shipping routes from the port of Piraeus to central Europe – says the director of MZ-Transport Oliver Derkovski.

The procurement of 150 wagons cost 13.2 million euro, half of the new cars are coaches (containers), which primarily will be used by the MZ-Transport for the expected increased transport for known customers in the future.

- Organized by the Chinese company “Bones,” which manages the Greek port of Igoumenitsa in Piraeus, and shipper “Schenker” as organizer of shipping, MZ-Transport conducted three test rail tracks, loaded with goods for factories of Sony (computer parts and monitors) in Geer, Hungary (which were delivered with great time, i.e. driving the 52 hours long route) and Hewlett Packard plant in Pardubice, Czech Republic. This is a new, yet non-existent rail container transport, first from south to central Europe, at time when it there was transport from the north or south of Hamburg to the continent – says Derkovski.

All trains had 36 to 38 containers, with the requirement of “Schenker”, MZ-Transport secure their cars.

- This is good as so far, the container rail transport was dead. It is good opportunity to increase rail transit commutes here as only in circumstances of only domestic cargoes we hope to improve transportation. And, according to the announced “Schenker” will increase the quota of trains, we expect soon to have one train per day, i.e. twice a week – highlighted Derkovski.

He announced that next month would begin to drive for the giant Hyundai and markets in Slovakia, Czech Republic and Hungary.

Besides wagons MZ -Transport purchased six passenger railway sets. The delivery of the first set will begin in August next year and end 2015 will arrive all. The investment in new passenger trains is 25 million euro.

Yesterday, in Skopje was hosted the first meeting of the Working Group 502 of the International Union of Railways (UIC) where was discussed for the special shipping consignments in size or scope to pass standard dimensions, which are prescribed in the regulations, given the size of tunnels, loads of bridges etc. Director of MR-Infrastructure, Irfan Asani informed about the extensive investment cycle in the country worth 587 million euro, which relates to improving the overall situation of the railway system.

- Within the framework of this conference, we have already determined some changes and rules that should apply in the future, so that we as Transport Company will honor them and we will offer our clients transport shipments with special dimensions – stressed Derkovski.

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News from Macedonia...

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EBRD Approves EUR 305 Million for the Railroad to Bulgaria and New Roads

November 12, 2014

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has approved the total of EUR 305 million for Macedonia - EUR 145 million for the construction of the second stage of the railroad to Bulgaria, and EUR 160 million for the National Roads program.

"The funds were obtained under exceptionally favorable conditions, same as the previous two credits - the period of payment was set to 15 years with a grace period of 4 years and an interest rate which currently stands at 1.15%," Macedonia's Finance Minister Zoran Stavreski said.

To prepare the second stage of the railway construction project, the EBRD through the Investment Framework instrument for Western Balkans, has allocated to Macedonia a grant of EUR 5,700 for the preparation of the basic project and covering part of the expenses related to the construction supervision activities. Additionally, the EBRD will provide the country with a grant of EUR 670,000 for consulting assistance for the project's implementation.

For the construction of the third section of the Corridor 8, the funds will be provided after all preparatory activities are completed. The finances will be provided through a grant from the IPA 2014-2020 funds and a loan from international financial institutions.

The EBRD has approved EUR 160 million for the National Roads Program. This project is part of the government's policy on improving the quality of road infrastructure in Macedonia and will be implemented by the Public Enterprise for State Roads.

After the adoption of the proposed changes to the law, the Republic of Macedonia, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Macedonian Railways, i.e. the Public Enterprise for State Roads will sign contracts for the aforementioned loans.

These 305-million-euros-worth of investments in infrastructure projects include new jobs, work for Macedonian companies and economic development in the country. The EBRD, through these funds, provides support for the public investments policies which are implemented by Macedonia's government, the press release by the Finance Ministry reads.

- See more at: http://www.independent.mk/articles/1....kkm2T9uM.dpuf
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Sorry about the small size of the map...



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Short documentary about the narrow-gauge Macedonian steam train built in 1895. Join the idyllic world of conductor Petra Mihalowski, whose slow train passes by charming scenes of daily life during its journey between Presak & Ohrid.

The documentary is in English language.

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Old December 3rd, 2014, 01:47 PM   #40
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Despite the idiotic commentary really great pics from 1972 Ohrid, Skopsko, thanx! However your dating of the line is not correct. It was built during the German occupation 1915-1918, which is why it is such an unambitious, low-tech line quickly put together to transport heavy weaponry to the front (see Nada Boshkovska, Das jugoslawische Makedonien 1918-1941. Eine Randregion zwischen Repression und Integration, Vienna 2009, 318-323).
When did operations cease and is there still any trace of the line visible today?
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