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Saturday, 25.10.2014, 14:11
The pan-Baltic railway line Rail Baltica's Estonian project manager Miiko Peris said that Estonia intends to submit the first, 191 million euros financing application already in February 2015, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
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Lithuanian and Kazakh representatives agreed over more active co-operation in order to boost cargo volumes transported between the two countries, including co-ordinated actions seeking to attract transit cargo from China, informs LETA.
Freight transportation in East-West transport corridor via the port of Klaipeda, prospects of cooperation in Viking project, establishment of common public logistic centres, opening of direct flights between Vilnius and Baku, collaboration in information and communication technology were among the topics tackled by Rimantas Sinkevivius, Minister of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania, Azerbaijan’s Transport Minister Ziya Mammadov and Ali M. Abbasov, Minister of Communications and High Technologies, reported BC the ministry.
Cargo transport volume at the Eesti Raudtee infrastructure in September 2014 was 1.37 million tonnes, a fall of 21.3% in a year, Äripäev.ee/LETA reports.
Minister of Transport and Communications in Lithuania Rimantas Sinkevicius has informed that the joint enterprise of the three Baltic States for the Rail Baltica 2 railway construction is going to be established in Riga on 28 October, whereas preliminary cost of additional branch from Kaunas to Vilnius is estimated at EUR 850 million, writes LETA/ELTA.
"We have to understand that technical harmonization of railway infrastructure and functional safety are particularly important in order to establish an integrated European railway area", Lithuanian Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications Arijandas Sliupas presented Lithuania's position on the development of management of rail infrastructure at Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council, the ministry said in a report, cites LETA/ELTA.
The Estonian state-owned passenger train operator Elron announced that 1.6 million trips by train were made in the third quarter with Elron's trains, and the number of trips grew by over 50% as compared to the same time last year, LETA/Delfi Ärileht reports.