The first railway in present day North Macedonia opened in 1873 between Solun and Skopje, part of a standard (1435mm) gauge line from Thessaloniki authorised by the Ottoman Empire.
The present day Macedonian network has international links with Greece, Kosovo and Serbia. Links to Bulgaria and Albania are proposed. Construction of the first stage of the Albanian link, a 63km extension from the existing terminal of Kičevo to Struga on the banks of Lake Ohrid, was approved in 2020.
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