After the ones in Belgrade and Zagreb, a third Yugoslavian pioneer railway was opened in Ljubljana in 1948. Built by work brigades during the course of a single week in March 1948, the railway connected the city areas of Rožna dolina, Koseze and Podutik.
Initially, Ljubljana’s Pioneer Railway was very popular, but the public quickly lost interest, so it was finally closed down in 1954. While the rail tracks were removed almost immediately, some of the train stations along the line were standing for many years after the railway ceased to operate, but were mostly left to decay or were repurposed and renovated.
* Youth Organisation, City People’s Council, Department for regulation of Ljubljana and Railway Workers’ Organisation
1948City Railroad Infrastructure
1954 Closed down
2018 Non-existing, Bicycle Lane (part)
1948 Council for traffic and Connections
1954 City of Ljubljana, Railways Directorate
2018 City of Ljubljana
Form of government
1948 Socialist Federative Republic
1954 Socialistic Federative Republic
2018 Parliamentary Republic
Spatial Planning Agency
Type of heritage and protection