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Lithuanian Railways and Polish OT Logistics sign rail transport agreement

Lithuanian Railways and Polish OT Logistics sign rail transport agreement

Lithuanian Railways and Polish OT Logistics have signed an agreement for the effective cooperation in rail fright transport between Poland and Lithuania as well as other routes. OT Logistics completed in December 2016 the acquisition of STK SA (100%),  the fifth largest private rail operator in Poland, and Kolej Bałtycka SA (80%).  …

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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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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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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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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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EUR 68 million EIB loan for the modernisation of Lithuania’s rail infrastructure and rolling stock

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Lithuanian Railways (LitRail) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have signed a EUR 68 million loan in support of the modernisation of rail infrastructure and rolling stock in Lithuania. The EIB first worked with LitRail in 1996 and has since supported the company in modernising its locomotives and other rolling stock …

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EUR 50m NIB loan for the modernisation of Trans-European corridors in Lithuania

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Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) and the Lithuanian Railways have signed a new 15-year, EUR 50 million loan agreement for the modernisation of the Trans-European corridors in Lithuania. The funds will be used for the further development of a European-gauge (1,435 mm) railway line from the Lithuanian–Polish border to the city of Kaunas and the …

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Lithuanian Railways and China Merchants Logistics Holding to establish JV

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Lithuanian Railways and China Merchants Logistics Holding have signed an agreement to establish a joint venture specialising in forwarding and logistics services. The new company, which is expected to launch operations in the first half of 2016, will provide freight forwarding services between Lithuania, Belarus and China, as well as associated logistics. The …

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