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Latvian transport minister defends idea of Rail Baltica track line connecting airport

Latvian transport minister defends idea of Rail Baltica track line connecting airport

31.03.2015

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.

Keyword tags: EU – Baltic States, Latvia, Legislation, Railways, Transport



Passenger lists at Tallinn-St Petersburg railway line become finally digital

Passenger lists at Tallinn-St Petersburg railway line become finally digital

27.03.2015

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.

Rail Baltica project gets international certificate

Rail Baltica project gets international certificate

26.03.2015

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.


Eesti Raudtee financial results for 2014: decline continues

Eesti Raudtee financial results for 2014: decline continues

26.03.2015

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.

Latvian president urges number of properties affected by Rail Baltica as low as possible

Latvian president urges number of properties affected by Rail Baltica as low as possible

23.03.2015

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.

18.03.2015

Millions euros worth of property may be missing from Eesti Raudtee

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.

18.03.2015

One track route for Rail Baltica in Latvia will be mapped out by the end-2015

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.

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