The main objective of this project is the modernisation and electrification of the existing railway line that connects Podgorica with the Montenegrin /Albanian border in compliance with TEN-T standards. The assignment focuses on the preparation of the Feasibility Study, including Conceptual Design and Cost-Benefit Analysis, and the execution of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA).


The specific subproject objectives include the following:

  • Development of a traffic model;
  • Identification and description of possible development scenarios;
  • Traffic forecasts and assignments for each development scenario;
  • Assessment of environmental and social constraints for the examined development scenarios based on the baseline information;
  • Development scenario analyses and selection of the preferred development scenario;
  • Conceptual Design, including technical specifications and costs for the preferred development scenario;
  • Financial and economic analysis preferred scenario, including detailed analysis of the sustainability of the results;
  • Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for the preferred scenario including Stakeholder Engagement Plan (SEP), Preliminary Environmental & Social Management Plan (P-ESMP), as well as Land Acquisition and Resettlement Framework (LARPF).


Client: EIB Year: 2020- ongoing