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ESTONIA’s Ministry of Public Administration approved the spatial plan for the Rail Baltica high-speed line in Estonia on February 14 thereby completing the final route and preliminary design of the…
A new express rail freight service which promises delivery times of 28 hours between the Latvian capital Riga and the Belarussian capital Minsk completed a second test journey this week…
RAIL Baltica invited bids on January 26 for a tender for detailed technical design of the first sections of the standard-gauge new railway in Latvia. Closing date for bids is…
DIRECT passenger trains were restored between the Lithuanian capital Vilnius and Latvia’s second-largest city Daugavpils on January 13, when Lithuanian Railways (LG) launched a new twice-daily weekend service aimed at…
THE Latvian port city of Liepaja has launched a tender for a contract to supply a new fleet of LRVs for its 14.8km metre-gauge tram network.
THE Lithuanian parliament voted on October 10 in favour the Rail Baltica project to build an 870km standard-gauge 240km/h mixed-traffic railway linking the Baltic state capitals with Poland and the…
THE European Commission (EC) has fined Lithuanian Railways (LG) €27.87m for breaching EU competition law by removing a section of track on a cross-border link with Latvia to force a…
LATVIAN national passenger operator Pasažieru Vilciens (PV) announced on September 21 that it has received technical bids from four manufacturers for a contract to supply 32 EMUs.
LATVIAN Railways (LZD) has agreed a 12-year €22.8m loan agreement with the Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) for modernisation of its fleet of 14 2M62UM diesel locomotives.
THE European Commission (EC) decided on July 25 to allocate €110.5m to the Rail Baltica project, and also confirmed that funding agreements would be signed by the end of November.
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