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Wednesday, 01.04.2015, 12:22
The Railroad Law requires amendments in order to adopt the European Union's directives, which would facilitate non-discriminatory services in the industry, however, the most significant changes to the law do not have to be implemented now, Transport Minister Anrijs Matiss (Unity) said during today's meeting of the Latvian Transit Business Association, reports LETA.
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Software created by the Estonian Ministry of Internal Affairs Information Technology and Development Centre (SMIT) enables scanning documents of train passengers directly to a data information system starting March 2015 on the Tallinn-St Petersburg-Tallinn train route, which means that the handwritten lists that were used for border control for 20 years are finally replaced with a digital system, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
Last week in Gdansk (Poland), the director of the company Rail Baltica Statyba Dainius Budrys received the Baltic Trendsetters Club Certificate granted for creativity, perseverance and exceptional and courageous projects on the transport market. The certificate acknowledged the company's contribution to setting up a joint venture of the three Baltic States – RB Rail, reported BC Lithuania's Ministry of Transport and Communications.
Estonian state-owned railway infrastructure company Eesti Raudtee (Estonian Railways Co) council on Wednesday approved the company's 2014 annual financial report, according to which, the company had revenues of EUR 55.5 million and a net loss of 0.26 million, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
During today's meeting with Transport Minister Anrijs Matiss (Unity), Latvian President Andris Berzins urged him to make sure that the number of private property affected by the Rail Baltica project is as low as possible, informs LETA.
Due to the chaos in the Estonian state-owned railway infrastructure company Eesti Raudtee (Estonian Railways Co) supply department, up to ten million euros worth of assets may be missing or stolen from the state-owned enterprise, writes LETA/Äripäev.
One track route for the Rail Baltica project in Latvia will be mapped out by the end of 2015, meaning that more clarity on which properties will have to be expropriated will be known by then, RB Latvia spokesman Neils Balgalis told members of the press on March 17th 2015, reports LETA.