January 15, 2018

Lithuania - Latvia passenger service resumes

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Latvian coaches are uncoupled from a St Petersburg - Vilnius service at Daugavpils on 18 May 2013, before the Latvian city lost its remaining passenger trains to Lithuania. Latvian coaches are uncoupled from a St Petersburg - Vilnius service at Daugavpils on 18 May 2013, before the Latvian city lost its remaining passenger trains to Lithuania. Phil Wormald

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 leisure and tourist markets.

Trains depart from Vilnius at 05.42 and 11.45 with intermediate stops at Pabradė, Švenčionėliai, Ignalina, Dūkštas and Visaginas. The return services depart from Daugavpils at 08.57 and 15.41.

LG says the 2h 30min trip is competitive with the journey time by car and around 30 minutes faster than the bus.

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