Railways in Kosovo north under Serbia’s administration

Kosovo continues not to administrate the railway line in Mitrovica North, despite the initiation of the project for rehabilitation and modernization of the railways in general.

Kosovo competent authorities said the international railway line that connects Kosovo with Serbia is under the administration of Serbia and Serbian parallel structures in Mitrovica North.

Agron Thaci, chief executive of Infrakos company which deals with railway infrastructure, told Radio Free Europe that this matter requires a speedy solution.

“We operate up to Mitrovica South, Iber Bridge, while an organization from Serbia operates on the other side, and we are currently not in charge to operate without some kind of order,” he said hoping that this issue will be resolved in 2020.

“There is no sense for us to have our police officers, customs officers in Jarinje, while the other train there runs without any permission or consent of the country’s authorities,” he said.