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LTG Infra gets green light to build Rail Baltica section from Kaunas to Latvian border

LTG Infra gets green light to build Rail Baltica section from Kaunas to Latvian border

23.12.2020

LTG Infra, the infrastructure subsidiary of Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways, LTG), has took over the ownership of land necessary for the construction of the European-gauge railway Rail Baltica's stretch from Kaunas to the border with Latvia, informs LETA/BNS.

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Estonia: Freight carried by rail down, freight transported via ports up on year in Jan-Sep

Estonia: Freight carried by rail down, freight transported via ports up on year in Jan-Sep

17.12.2020

The freight volume of Estonian ports increased to 27.9 million tons in the first nine months of 2020, which is 2 percent more than last year, while the volume of freight carried by rail decreased to 11.5 mln tons at the same time, which is approximately 30% less than in the same period a year ago, reported LETA/BNS.

Rail Baltic rolling stock depot to be designed by Reaalprojekt, Nord Projekt in Estonia

Rail Baltic rolling stock depot to be designed by Reaalprojekt, Nord Projekt in Estonia

16.12.2020

The joint tender submitted by OU Reaalprojekt and Nord Projekt AS in the amount of 1.86 million euros won the design tender announced in September for the Rail Baltic rolling stock depot to be built in the rural municipality of Rae near Tallinn, informs LETA/BNS.


Shipping of rail freight in Latvia down 44.8% in first 11 months

Shipping of rail freight in Latvia down 44.8% in first 11 months

16.12.2020

In the first 11 months of 2020, shipping of rail freight in Latvia fell 44.8% from the same period a year ago to 21.227 million tons, writes LETA, according to the data released by the Transport Ministry.

Lithuania's transmin cancels predecessor's decision on LG board

Lithuania's transmin cancels predecessor's decision on LG board

16.12.2020

ithuanian Transport Minister Marius Skuodis has on Tuesday cancelled the decision made by his predecessor Jaroslav Narkevic at the end of his term over the appointment of a new board of the state-owned railway company Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways, LG), writes LETA/BNS.


15.12.2020

Travelling by train at 160 km/h not possible any time soon in Estonia

Although raising the maximum speed of passenger trains to 160 kilometers per hour (km/h) was set as a goal in the railway development agendas already in 2012, there is no intention or plan to achieve this in the next ten years, the Estonian National Audit Office said its review published on December 15, informs LETA/BNS.

09.12.2020

Rail Baltica gets another EUR 214 mln

Rail Baltica, a European-gauge railway under construction in the three Baltic countries, has received another 214.3 million euros in funding, with 182.2 million euros, or 85%, allocated under the Connecting Europe Facility and the remaining 15% to be contributed by the governments, informs LETA.

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