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The Baltic States and Rail Baltica

25 September 2017 | By

On 30 August 2017, regular contributor, Graham Ellis, gave Global Railway Review his report on a recent visit to Lithuania and discussed the Rail Baltica project. Taking inspiration from that visit, Global Railway Review reader, Tony Olsson gives his own report on the country as well as some more information…


Building on the old to propel the new in the railway industry

30 August 2017 | By

Global Railway Review’s regular contributor, Graham Ellis, tackles the old and the new – with news of a newly-built steam locomotive attempting to reach the speeds necessary to work on today’s railway lines, as well improving and expanding old rail lines in the Baltics to make travelling and shipping goods…


The railway market in Latvia continues to grow

8 June 2012 | By Uģis Magonis, President, Latvian Railways

Latvian Railways (LDz) has been a leading Baltic freight transport company for the last few years. Considering the increase in Latvian Railways’ main freight groups – coal and oil products – and to keep up with growing demand, Latvian Railways is now seeking opportunities to develop infrastructure in the fastest…


Priority plans for railways in Latvia

31 May 2011 | By Uldis Augulis, Minister of Transport, Republic of Latvia

Latvia has historically been on the crossroads of European transport routes. Its geographical location allows the country to be a considerable player in cargo transportation and logistics, serving significant cargo volumes from our Western partner countries (in the EU) and other places to the east – countries such as Russia,…