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  • LTG Cargo locomotive
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    Lithuanian freight operator launches Polish business

    2020-07-10T11:12:00Z

    POLAND: The Lithuanian state railway group’s freight business LTG Cargo has established a Polish subsidiary to support its international expansion plans and is negotiating a joint venture with PKP Cargo to operate cross-border intermodal services. LTG Cargo Polska was granted a safety certificate by Polish authority ...

  • Lietuvos Geležinkeliai launched a new brand identity on its 101st birthday, reflecting its recent restructuring with the formation of passenger, freight and infrastructure businesses.
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    Lithuanian Railways launches ‘patriotic’ rebranding and international expansion drive

    2020-07-08T13:24:00Z

    LITHUANIA·: National railway group Lietuvos Geležinkeliai launched a new brand identity on its 101st birthday, reflecting its recent restructuring with the formation of passenger, freight and infrastructure businesses. The full name remains Lietuvos Geležinkeliai, but with the ‘new, more patriotic’ abbreviation LTG rather than LG. ...

  • eu Cargobeamer pilot service to Lithuania (3)
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    Road trailers carried from Germany to Lithuania by rail

    2020-05-20T08:13:00Z

    EUROPE: What the partners say was the first train to carry semi-trailers by rail in the Baltic States has been operated, transporting 22 from the Kaldenkirchen Intermodal Terminal near Germany’s border with the Netherlands to Sestokai on the 1 435 mm gauge line in southwest Lithuania ...

  • Rail Baltica impression
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    Free webinars to support UK rail suppliers seeking export opportunities

    2020-05-11T10:59:00Z

    UK: The Railway Industry Association is holding a series of free webinars in partnership with the Department for International Trade to support UK rail companies looking to win export business. Participants will hear from DIT Trade Advisors about opportunities arising in a number of European countries. ...

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    Track inspection vehicle ordered

    2020-05-03T07:00:00Z

    LITHUANIA: National railway LG has awarded a contract for the design, manufacture and supply of an infrastructure diagnostics vehicle. The contract has been awarded to a consortium of local lorry body and lifting equipment manufacturer KMT, Italian maintenance equipment supplier Tesmec Rail, Goldschmidt Group’s Polish railway ...

  • Rail Baltica.
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    Rail Baltica implements planning, scheduling and risk management software

    2020-03-06T11:40:00Z

    EUROPE: Rail Baltica project promoter RB Rail has begun rolling out planning, scheduling and risk reporting software to improve the management of its activities and resources and to speed up the implementation of the project. The need for such a system was highlighted in a review ...

  • Reopening of the Lithuania to Latvia line (3)
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    Illegally-closed cross-border railway reopened

    2020-02-17T15:53:00Z

    EUROPE: The reinstated 19 km railway between Mažeikiai in Lithuania and Rengė in Latvia was officially reopened February 15, when ministers and officials from both countries attended a ceremony to mark the departure of a train carrying oil to Latvia from Orlen’s Lithuanian refinery. ...

  • Lithuanian railway track
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    Vilnius – Klaipedia electrification and upgrading contracts awarded

    2020-01-10T08:00:00Z

    LITHUANIA: Contracts have been awarded to increase capacity and complete electrification on the Lithuanian section of Pan-European Corridor IX between the Belarusian border and the Baltic Sea port of Klaipeda. The east–west corridor carries three-quarters of the national operator’s freight and two-thirds of all passenger journeys. ...

  • Rail Baltica impression
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    Auditors warn of Rail Baltica cost and timescale risks

    2020-01-08T11:24:00Z

    EUROPE: Procedures for managing the Rail Baltica project are mostly in place but inefficiencies and a lack of change and risk management systems mean the project could exceed its agreed budget and timeline, according to a report issued jointly by the national audit bodies of Estonia, ...

  • Impression of Rail Baltica train.
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    New Rail Baltica board appointed

    2019-10-16T11:39:00Z

    EUROPE: A new supervisory board for Rail Baltica project promotor RB Rail AS was approved by the national shareholders from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania on October 15. The RB Rail AS joint venture is registered in Latvia, where commercial law requires a new supervisory board to ...

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    Belarus, Esonia, Latvia & Lithuania: national rail network map

  • Solaris is supplying 85 Trollino 12 trolleybuses to Kaunas.
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    Kaunas takes Solaris trolleybus delivery

    2019-08-08T08:31:51Z

    LITHUANIA: The first of 85 Trollino 12 trolleybuses that Solaris is supplying to Kaunas public transport operator UAB Kauno Autobusai arrived in Kaunas on August 6. UAB Kauno Autobusai signed a €29·4m contract in October, with delivery of all 85 vehicles due by the end of this year. ...

  • The railway connecting Mažeikiai in Lithuania with Rengė in Latvia is to be reinstated.
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    Lithuania to reinstate rail link to Latvia

    2019-03-26T16:05:09Z

    LITHUANIA: Following a competitive tender, national railway Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai has awarded Skinest Rail subsidiary Vitras-S a contract worth €9·38m plus VAT to reinstate the line connecting Mažeikiai with Rengė in Latvia, which had been closed in controversial circumstances. The project includes the rebuilding or repair of 19 km of track, ...

  • The Vilnius Connect programme aims to revitalise the capital’s main station and its surroundings.
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    Station regeneration to create a gateway to Vilnius

    2019-03-16T06:00:00Z

    LITHUANIA: The Vilnius Connect programme to revitalise the capital’s main station and its surroundings has been designated as a project of regional importance by the city council. Mayor Remigijus Šimašius said the project to create a modern European gateway to the city would be inspired by the ‘best examples of ...

  • Passenger business LG Keleiviams was formally registered on February 28.
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    Lithuanian Railways restructuring underway

    2019-03-15T08:00:00Z

    LITHUANIA: The restructuring of national railway Lietuvos Geležinkeliai into a state-owned holding company with stand-alone passenger, freight and infrastructure business is underway, with completion planned for the second quarter of this year. LG said the change was intended to increase transparency and operational efficiency and to comply with the requirements ...

  • Rail Baltica project promoter RB Rail has unveiled details of the proposed operational plan for the future 1 435 mm gauge line.
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    Rail Baltica passenger and freight service plan unveiled

    2019-03-12T15:40:09Z

    EUROPE: Rail Baltica project promoter RB Rail has unveiled details of the proposed operational plan for the future 1 435 mm gauge line running 870 km from the Polish border to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. The operational plan for 2026–56 has been developed by ETC Gauff Mobility, COWI and Institut ...

  • ‘The public logistic centres in Vilnius and Kaunas are projects of strategic importance’, said Minister of Transport & Communications Rokas Masiulis.
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    Rail Baltica linked logistics terminals approved

    2019-02-26T11:28:39Z

    LITHUANIA: The government has designated planned freight terminals in Vilnius and Kaunas as projects of national importance, and appointed national railway LG to implement them. ‘The public logistic centres in Vilnius and Kaunas are projects of strategic importance’, said Minister of Transport & Communications Rokas Masiulis on February 20. ‘We ...

  • Government and EU agreements have been reached for the development of Rail Baltica.
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    Rail Baltica procurement to ramp up this year

    2019-01-23T11:54:57Z

    EUROPE: Political support for Rail Baltica and public awareness have increased significantly in the past year as government and EU agreements have been reached, Acting CEO Ignas Deaks said at tri-national project promoter RB Rail’s annual press conference in Tallinn on January 23. Support includes European Commission backing for the ...

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    Solaris delivers trolleybus to Vilnius

    2018-11-12T14:39:45Z

    LITHUANIA: The first of 41 Trollino trolleybuses that Solaris Bus & Coach is supplying to Vilnius arrived in the city on November 8. Last year Solaris Bus & Coach emerged as sole bidder for the contract to supply the 12 m long low-floor trolleybuses. Deliveries are due to be ...

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    Solaris signs Kaunas trolleybus contract

    2018-10-08T15:22:21Z

    LITHUANIA: Kaunas public transport operator UAB Kauno Autobusai has signed a €29·4m contract with Solaris Bus & Coach for the supply of 85 trolleybuses. Deliveries of the low-floor Trollino 12 vehicles are due in 15 months from contract signing. The trolleybuses will have capacity for 85 passengers, including 27 ...