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Belgrade-Sarajevo railway reopens after 17 years

Bosnia and HerzegovinaPosted by Chambers of Commerce Sweden - Southeast Europe Mon, December 14, 2009 21:38:52

Something for those of you interested in train nostalgia:
The old rail link has re-opened between the capitals of Serbia and Bosnia, almost 17 years after it was cut during the conflict in the former Yugoslavia. The line between Belgrade and Sarajevo was damaged in the fighting between Serbs, Croats and Bosnian Muslims. The journey time is now two hours longer than it was before the war, as the track is in such poor condition.

Sunday's first train had only 17 passengers in its three carriages, nine of whom planned to travel to Sarajevo. Railway officials say they hope the line, once popular with skiers and businesspeople, will attract more people during the winter holidays.

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