Balkans railway reconnects cities

Train service linking Belgrade to Sarajevo re-opens for first time since conflict.

    A rail link between the cities of Sarajevo in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Belgrade in Serbia has re-opened after nearly 18 years.

    The train service was stopped after the breakout of conflict in the Balkans in the early 1990s.

    While the three-carriage train is no match for the pre-war express train that once rode this line, the railway's first 17 passengers hope its return marks more than just a symbolic gesture.

    Erica Wood reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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