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Second CEF grant agreement for Rail Baltica signed

Second CEF grant agreement for Rail Baltica signed

EU’s Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA), RB Rail AS, the JV of the three Baltic states, the Ministry of Economics and Communication of Estonia, the Ministry of Transport of Latvia and the Ministry of Transport and Communication of Lithuania have signed the CEF grant agreement under the with a total value of …

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EUR 75 million EIB loan for the acquisition of 20 new trams for Riga

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The European Investment Bank (EIB) has apporoved a EUR 75 million loan to RP SIA RIGAS SATIKSME for the purchase of 20 new low-floor tramways to operate in the city of Riga (Latvia), and modernisation of tramway infrastructure and depot.  The new trams will replace existing ones, which are obsolete. The total value …

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LDZ Logistics and Duisport to cooperate on attracting rail cargo from China to Scandinavia

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Latvia’s Minister of Transport, Uldis Augulis and the Chief Executive Officer of Duisport, Erich Staake, in the presence of the Prime Minister of Latvia Māris Kučinskis, have signed in September a Memorandum of Understanding foreseeing a closer cooperation on attracting international cargo from China to Scandinavia, through the Latvian ports. …

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Latvian Railways and Russia’s Freight One sign cooperation agreement

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Latvian Railways (LDz) and Russia’s largest private railway freight operator Freight One signed in Moscow a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in transport and logistics. The document provides for cooperation between the parties on enhancing the quality of the transportation process, on a more efficient use of Freight One’s rolling stock fleet, including by reducing the  transportation of empty containers, …

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First China-Latvia container train in operation by end of this year

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Latvian Railways (LDz) and China Railway Corporation have signed a protocol of intention concerning cooperation for the development of China Railway Express from China to Europe. China-Latvia pilot container train is scheduled for run by end of this year and will be will be organised by LDz Cargo Loģistika, a subsidiary of Latvian Railways, and China Railway …

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Latvian Railways, Lithuanian Railways to Strengthen Cooperation

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Latvian Railways (Latvijas Dzelzceļš, LDz) and Lithuanian Railways (Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai, LG) will deepen their cooperation, officials of the two companies said, agreeing to regularly meet in order to discuss joint projects.  Viking (Lithuania) and Zubr (Latvia) container trains represent important areas of cooperation.  “It is no secret that Lithuanian rail freight volumes are decreasing, so we need to …

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Latvia: EUR 96m EU funding for tramway infrastructure 

Latvia: EUR 96m EU funding for tramway infrastructure 

Rīga, Liepāja, Daugavpils could benefit from EUR 96 million form EU’s Cohesion Fund for developing their tramway systems, following the government’s approval of a draft regulation to develop green public transport infrastructure. The three projects include the construction and upgrading of 8 km of tram lines and are supported within the framework of the Operational Programme 2014-2020 “Growth and Employment”, specific …

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Latvian rail passenger operator L-Ekspresis inaugurates modernised rolling stock depot

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Latvian company L-Ekspresis has inaugurated its modernised maintenance and repair depot for long-distance passenger coaches and freight wagons.  L-Ekspresis provides international passenger rail transportation on Riga – Moscow, Riga- St. Petersburg and Riga- Minsk routes, and also rolling stock modernisation services. The complete renovation and expansion of the facility enlarged its capacity by 2,5 times, allowing maintenance and other services for 3000 freight wagons and passenger coaches …

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Latvian Railways completes its largest IT system modernization project

Latvian Railways completes its largest IT system modernization project

Latvian Railways (Latvijas dzelzceļš, LDz) has completed the Data transmission network modernization in the East-West transport corridor project. According to LDz, this in the most modern data transmission network in Latvia and the largest IT system upgrading project in the history of the company. The new data transmission network will be critical to ensuring both the safety and …

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Elevated railway station for Riga central multimodal public transportation hub

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AECOM has presented the first outcomes of the study on Integration of Rail Baltica railway line within the Riga central multimodal public transportation hub – elaboration of the technical solution, during a meting with Riga City Architectural Board. The study aims to deliver a feasible engineering and urban building solution for Riga Central Multimodal Public Transportation Hub, by …

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