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Friday, 25.07.2014, 22:57
The new board of "Pasazieru vilciens" will soon decide whether to buy new trains or lease them, informs NOZARE.LV/LETA reffering to CEO of "Pasazieru vilciens" Andris Lubans.
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The new board at the joint-stock company "Pasazieru vilciens" (Passenger Train) decided today to halt the procurement of new trains for the company, saying that going on with the procurement deal would be damaging to the company's interests and financial situation, informs LETA.
In the first six months of 2014, the total amount of rail freight increased by 4.7% from the same period in 2013, reaching 30.8 tons, the Ministry of Transport informed the business portal Nozare.lv, cites LETA.
"The current train lease process looks pathetic," Latvian President Andris Berzins told LETA.
Local governments to be affected by the new Rail Baltica route were introduced the interim report on strategic assessments of environmental impact and comparative results of various routes, reports LETA the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications.
Swiss train manufacturer Stadler Rail Group (Stadler) emphasizes that it believes that the train procurement for leasing new electric trains to Latvia's passenger rail company Pasazieru vilciens (PV) has taken place, where the company was deemed the legal winner of the procurement, the company points out in a statement, cites LETA/Nozare.lv.
The head of the Transport Ministry's Land Transport Department Andris Lubans has been appointed the new board chairman of joint-stock Pasazieru vilciens (PV), informs LETA/Nozare.lv.