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Thursday, 12.12.2013, 10:24
Representatives of the Baltic States reached a common understanding at a meeting on Tuesday that time schedule doesn’t enable to create the Rail Baltica joint venture by January 1, 2014, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
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European Parliament members are afraid that building Rail Baltica may fail due to extra conditions presented by the Lithuanian government, LETA/Estonian Public Broadcasting reports.
The cargo volume transported by the Estonian state-owned railway cargo transport company EVR Cargo reached 14.38 mln tonnes in the first eleven months of the year 2013, which is by 14.7% less than at the same time last year, Äripäev.ee/LETA reports.
The growing glow of the cargos to the Eastern countries and the extended motor transports queues near the border are responsible for the increased demand for the railways, informs LETA/ELTA.
Rail Baltica is one of the underlying projects of the Europe's railways which will connect Helsinki, Tallinn, Riga, Kaunas and Warsaw. The Lithuanian Railways is responsible for the implementation of the project Rail Baltica in the Lithuania's territory, informs LETA/ELTA, referring to Siauliu naujienos.
According to the information on freight traffic compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau, in the nine months of 2013 the total volume of freight carried in main transport sectors has remained at the level of previous year (growth of 0.6%) as compared to the same period of the previous year.
Estonian state-owned railway cargo company EVR Cargo concluded in November 2013 a contract with one of the biggest locomotive producers of the region, Transmashholding, for buying four new manoeuvring locomotives, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.