ECM, a subsidiary of Progress Rail, and Fininc subsidiary INC have signed a turnkey contract to modernise the signalling system along the 34.2km Tirana - Durres line in Albania.

This forms part of a comprehensive nationwide modernisation of the country’s railway network.
Progress Rail will supply the entire signalling system, including computer-based interlocking (HMR9), central post and ERTMS Level 1, and all trackside components for the line.

Approximately 5km of new railway will also be constructed between Tirana and Rinas airport.

“This work is of strategic importance given the numerous investments foreseen in the Balkan Region, particularly in Albania,” says ECM managing director, Mr Paolo Covoni.