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Saturday, 23.05.2015, 13:18
Rimantas Sinkevicius, minister of transport and communications of Lithuania, during the meeting held in Astana with the First Vice-Minister for Investment and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan Janis Kasimbet, expressed Lithuania's position on bilateral cooperation in the field of transport and further prospects of its development, Lithuania's ministry informed BC.
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Estonian state-owned railway passenger transport operator Elron wants buy by 2018 several five-railcar trains that would replace the current Tallinn-Tartu route express trains, be more spacious and comfortable, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
Speaking at a conference organised by Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council in Finland, the President of European Committee of the Regions – Markku Markkula – pointed out that Rail Baltica will connect the Baltic States and Finland bringing them even closer to the European single market, reports the Committee of the Regions.
Because of the increasing presence of NATO in the Baltic countries and, as a result, increasing volumes of transport of military cargo by rail, additional investments are required in railroad infrastructure, and the amount of such investments may reach up to EUR 1 million, as Latvijas Dzelzcels (Latvian Railroad) company's president Ugis Magonis told LETA.
AS Go Rail stops for economic reasons operating the Tallinn-Moscow train route; the last train departs from Tallinn to Moscow on Monday evening (May 18th), LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
The cargo volume transported by the Estonian state-owned railway cargo transport company EVR Cargo reached 938,000 tonnes in April 2015, which is by 28% less than at the same time last year, LETA/Äripäev.ee reports.
On May 12th, Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius viewed how work on Rail Baltica 1 project was being carried on the stretch from Kaunas to the Polish border, informs LETA/ELTA.