Montenegro - General Information

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Country Name

Montenegro (Crna Gora)

National railway system

The former state railway company Železnice Crne Gore (ŽCG, Cyrillic: Жељезница Црне Горе) was broken up in 2008 into four government owned companies to manage the infrastructure (Željeznička Infrastruktura Crne Gore, ŽICG), passenger operations (Željeznički prevoz Crne Gore, ŽPCG), freight operations (Montecargo) and rolling stock maintenance (Održavanje željezničkih voznih sredstava, OŽVS)

National Railway Operator

Passenger train operations are the responsibility of Željeznički prevoz Crne Gore (ŽPCG)

Freight operations are the responsibility of Montecargo




Euro, though the country is not in the Euro zone.

UIC code

Numeric 62, alpha MNE.


Journey Planner

The ŽPCG website provides a point to point search facility

Downloadable Timetable

Departure times from the main stations for local services are shown on the Local Transport section of the ŽPCG website

Departure times from the main stations for international trains are shown International Transport section of the ŽPCG website

A summary of all services on a single page is available on the ŽICG website here

Printed Timetable

None known.

Engineering Information


Bus Information

A useful site is BalkanViator


Printed Maps

Web-based Maps

  • Refer to the Annexes of the most recent Network Statement for some useful diagrammatic maps.


ŽPCG requires passengers on the international trains to Beograd to purchase a seat reservation, irrespective of how short a journey they are making. This applies also to those on passes. However, ŽS has no such requirement on trains from Serbia, resulting in the bizarre situation of effectively requiring a reservation in one direction only. It is not known what applies on southbound international trains for journeys wholly within Montenegro, but is suspected that reservations are required. The compilers would appreciate information on this.


Infrastructure Authority

Željeznička Infrastruktura Crne Gore

Network Statement

The Network Statement page on the ŽICG website gives access to the latest network statements.




25 kV 50 Hz

Rule of the road

The entire network is single track.


Refer to Annexe 4 of the most recent Network Statement.

Other Railways


Tourist Lines






Recent and future changes

All of the current rail network in Montenegro is of comparatively recent construction, largely due to the mountainous terrain; the route between Beograd and Bar only fully opened in 1976, replacing a 760mm gauge route to the Adriatic coast via Sarajevo.

The branch from Podgorica to Nikšić (table 51), which had not operated for several years, was reopened on to passenger traffic on 2 October 2012, having been electrified.

The cross-border route from Podgorica to Albania did not open until 1986 and the treaty concerning its construction limited it to freight use only. See Border Crossings: Albania - Montenegro for more information.

Special Notes

In June 2006 Montenegro became independent of the former combined "Serbia and Montenegro", which on 4 February 2003 had replaced the former name "Federal Republic of Yugoslavia".

The Mala Rijeka viaduct, between Kolašin and Podgorica on the Beograd - Bar line, was the highest viaduct in the world (198m from rail level to river level) until 2001, when it was superseded by the Beipan River Shuibai Bridge in China.


See also