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  • Kaunas Intermodal Terminal opening

    Standard gauge freight terminal opens in Lithuania


    LITHUANIA: The Kaunas Intermodal Terminal opened to commercial freight traffic on July 19, with Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė amongst the guests at a ceremony welcoming the arrival of a 1 435 mm gauge train loaded with containers and semi-trailers from the Netherlands. Work began in ...

  • Tallinn Ülemiste Rail Baltica station impression

    Study aims to identify the key to successful station developments


    EUROPE: Rail Baltica project promoter RB Rail has commissioned a consortium of infrastructure development experts and architects to recommend how to promote long-term value creation in and around the seven international stations on the future line. The study is to be undertaken by Ramboll, Gottlieb ...

  • LTG Cargo TEM2 rebuild

    Soviet-era locomotive rebuilt to extend life and reduce emissions


    LITHUANIA: A TEM2UM-1000 shunting locomotive has been modernised using components from suppliers in the EU and the US to reduce fuel consumption by up 30% and meet the EU Stage V standard for particulate emissions. The modernisation work included installation of a Caterpillar C32 engine, ...

  • LTG Cargo has called international tenders for the supply of up to 500 grain hoppers and 228 container wagons

    LTG Cargo fleet renewal targets grain and intermodal growth


    LITHUANIA: The national railway’s freight division LTG Cargo has called international tenders for the supply of up to 500 grain hoppers and 228 container wagons in support of its long-term business strategy. LTG Cargo said the Lithuanian grain market grew by 30% with a harvest ...

  • RB Rail said the concept train was inspired by trainsets in operation in Europe and elsewhere, with styling influenced by the Baltic Sea and its sun and sand.
    In depth

    Rail Baltica concept trains inspired by sun, sea and sand


    EUROPE: Rail Baltica project promoter RB Rail has produced conceptual images to help inform the public about the type of trains which could link Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania with Poland and western Europe using the future standard gauge line. The concepts are intended to inform ...

  • LTG Link

    A ticketing platform so passengers don’t need to think


    LITHUANIA: National passenger operator LTG Link has awarded Estonian company Turnit a €7m contract to migrate its ticket sales to the Turnit Ride cloud-based platform by the end of this year. This will include the roll-out of a mobile app for ticket purchases. The aim ...

  • Vilnius railway station aerial view (Photo: Vilnius municipality)

    Vilnius Connect to create an ‘iconic and globally recognisable’ station for the future


    LITHUANIA: The city of Vilnius and national railway LTG have launched an international architectural competition seeking ‘radical’ proposals to create an ‘iconic and globally recognisable’ multi-modal transport terminal and public realm for the capital. ‘Our goal is that any person who arrives in Vilnius by ...

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    Lithuanian passenger operator to digitalise its paperwork


    LITHUANIA: Passenger operator LTG Link has awarded IVU Traffic Technologies a €2·6m renewable five-year contract to supply and support an integrated resource planning and real-time management system under what CEO Linas Baužys said is one of the operator’s most important digitalisation initiatives. ‘We will use ...

  • Railway track

    Lithuania and Poland told to comply with EU railway rules


    EUROPE: The European Commission is undertaking infringement procedures against Lithuania and Poland regarding compliance with two directives affecting railway matters. On February 18 the Commission sent Lithuania a letter of formal notice regarding the incorrect transposition and implementation of the single European railway area rules ...

  • LTG Link

    Lithuanian GSM-R upgrading contract awarded


    LITHUANIA: Infrastructure manager LTG Infra has awarded Kontron Transportation a €16m contract to update its GSM-R network over the next 1½ years, and provide nine years of maintenance. The current GSM-R system was installed 10 years ago by Belam-Riga and Nortel (now Kontron Transportation), and has ...

  • The EU’s Cohesion Fund is to provide €318·5m to support railway electrification in Latvia.

    Latvia and Estonia join Rail Freight Corridor 8


    EUROPE: Latvia and Estonia have formally joined the North Sea-Baltic Rail Freight Corridor with effect from October 12, almost five years after the corridor was originally established in November 2015.

  • LTG Link

    Warszawa – Vilnius passenger service to launch next year


    EUROPE: A letter of intent for the launch of a Warszawa – Vilnius passenger service was signed by the Lithuanian national railway’s passenger business LTG Link and its Polish counterpart PKP Intercity on September 17. The service is expected to start in late 2021, offering a ...

  • LTG Cargo locomotive

    Lithuanian freight operator launches Polish business


    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.

    Lithuanian Railways launches ‘patriotic’ rebranding and international expansion drive


    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)

    Road trailers carried from Germany to Lithuania by rail


    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
    Rail Business UK

    Free webinars to support UK rail suppliers seeking export opportunities


    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. ...

  • tesmec

    Track inspection vehicle ordered


    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.

    Rail Baltica implements planning, scheduling and risk management software


    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)

    Illegally-closed cross-border railway reopened


    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

    Vilnius – Klaipedia electrification and upgrading contracts awarded


    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. ...