Trains operating in Bosnia and Herzegovina are among the slowest in Europe, with the average speed of 54.5 kilometers per hour.
The only countries in Europe with even slower railway system are Albania, North Macedonia and Serbia. The country with fastest trains in Europe is Spain, with average speed of slightly over 199 kilometers per hour.
There are several reasons for the low speed of trains in Bosnia and Herzegovina, according to the local engine operators. The terrain is rough, with many mountains and rivers. Some railroads have not been repaired in decades, and the maintenance is poor. Most of the engines used today are 35 to 40 years old, and they have never been overhauled.