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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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Škoda Vagonka double-deck EMU to enter passenger operations trial in Lithuania

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Škoda Vagonka has delivered the first of three EJ 575 double-deck EMUs ordered by Lithuanian Railways. The new CityElefant EMU will enter passenger operations trial on Vilnius – Kaunas route. The new trains are intended for regular cross-border services between Vilnius and the Belarussian capital, Minsk. Delivery of the two remaining units is to be completed in Spring 2017. Lithuanian Railways …

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Lithuania launches Rail Baltica II project implementation 

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Lithuania has successfully completed phase I of Rail Baltica project implementation and is the first of the three Baltic states to launch the second phase of the project, informs Lithuania’s  Deputy Minister of Transport, Saulius Girdauskas. Lithuanian Railways’s Board of Directors has approved the start of works for 5 km long Jiesia–Rokai rail …

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Lithuanian Railways launches free Wi-Fi for Vilnius – Kaunas passengers

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Lithuanian Railways has launched free access to the Internet for passengers travelling on Vilnius – Kaunas route.  There is no limitations on the speed and the amount of data that can be downloaded. The on-board wireless Internet (Wi-Fi) connection operates on the basis of the 4G Internet of Omnitel. The launch of Wi-Fi on all trains …

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Eurovia subsidiaries sign EUR 27.5 million rail infrastructure project in Lithuania

Eurovia subsidiaries sign EUR 27.5 million rail infrastructure project in Lithuania

Lithuanian Railways has signed a contract with Eurovia CS, Eurovia Lietuva (Eurovia subsidiaries) and UAB Vitras-S for the construction of the second track of IXB Corridor Vilnius Bypass Pušynas – Paneriai. The total value of the project is EUR 27.5 million.  For the reconstruction of Vaidotai-Paneriai railway line connection with Vilnius-Kaunas line configuration funding will be provided …

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First PESA DMU for Vilnius – Klaipeda route enters operation

First PESA DMU for Vilnius – Klaipeda route enters operation

Lithuanian Railways has introduced into operation the first of seven Pesa 730ML diesel multiple-units for Vilnius – Klaipeda route. The low-floor trains are equipped with ergonomic seats, passenger information and climate control systems. According Stasys Dailydka, Lithuanian Railways general Manager,  the new trains are more environmentally friendly than diesel locomotives used on the route, and will save …

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Rail Baltica: Bialystok – Kaunas route set to open for rail passenger transport in June

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Rail Baltica segment connecting the Polish city of Bialystok and Lituania’s Kaunas is set to open for rail passenger transport in June this year.  Lithuanian Railways and Polish regional rail passenger operator Przewozy Regionalne carried out on the 5th of May the first test run on Bialystok – Kaunas route,  operational since October last year.  “Rail Baltica” first regular services are expected to …

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Lithuanian Railways to purchase multiple units accessible for passengers with disabilities

Lithuanian Railways to purchase multiple units accessible for passengers with disabilities

Lithuanian Railways plans to purchase this year seven DMUs and three EMUs accessible for passengers with disabilities. The new rolling stock will service Vilnius-Klaipeda route, stated Algis Žvaliauskas, Deputy Minister for Transport and Communications during a meeting with representatives of organisations for people with special needs. “The Ministry of Transport is actively promoting sustainable mobility and new transport …

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Vilnius Locomotive Repair Depot delivers modernised TGM4 shunting locomotive

Vilnius Locomotive Repair Depot delivers modernised TGM4 shunting locomotive

Vilnius Locomotive Repair Depot (VLRD), a subsidiary of Lithuanian Railways, has presented TGM4 No. 2662 shunting locomotive, rebuilt and modernised for AB „Dolomitas”.  The four axle TGM4 shunting locomotive was equipped with Caterpilar C27 ACERT IIIB engine and AKG cooling system. The locomotive’s frame, auxiliary electrical equipment, air compressor and pneumatic systems were modernised. The service life of the …

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Lithuania ready to carry out strategic rail transport investments

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Transport is the third largest sector in Lithuania’s economy and its contribution into country’s GDP over the first half of last year increased by 0.3 percent in comparison with the same period of 2014 and amounted to 13,7 percent, Vice-Minister of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania Arijandas Šliupas, at …

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