The station along the Rail Baltica line will be the first high-speed rail and air traffic connection hub in the Baltic States.
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The EU is investing nearly €320 million in the electrification of rail across Latvia, but do we need to question why only 14 per cent of the railway across the nation will be electrified?
The Rail Baltica Joint Venture RB Rail AS has announced a tender for the design and design supervision services of the Rail Baltica main line North and South sections in Latvia.
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The reconstruction and development of the central station in Riga, which is thought to cost in excess of €430 million, will see it become a multimodal transport hub.
The entire line is divided into 11 sections which will be contracted separately for the provision of detailed technical design.
The three-phase programme was announced by LDZ and the Latvian Ports Transport and Logistics Council in November 2016 and will entail an investment of €1.3 billion.
Kaspars Briškens - Business Development Director, Rail Baltica - discusses the Rail Baltica project, which aims to integrate the Baltic States in the European rail network through a new rail infrastructure
As Rail Baltica’s main coordinator and implementer, Baiba Rubesa shares the most up-to-date information regarding this mega project.
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…
The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) and the Latvian state-owned railway infrastructure manager, VAS Latvijas Dzelzceļš, have signed a new 12-year loan agreement, totalling €22.8 million, for the modernisation of locomotives.
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…
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…
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,…
31 May 2010 | By Uģis Magonis, Chairman of the Board, Latvian Railways (LDz – Latvijas dzelzceļš)
It might be a daring statement in the light of current events, but the last two years have been a great success for Latvian Railways (LDz) – in 2008 it transported a record amount of cargo and in 2009 was spared a significant reduction of volumes and continued with extensive…