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Old August 27th, 2014, 03:24 PM   #21
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In July, President of Lithuania vetoed metro project. But as you can see from this article, metro authority wanted to review desicion. Link in Lithuanian:
http://www.vilniausmetro.lt/Politini...to_nepagristas
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Old November 30th, 2014, 09:20 PM   #23
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Well, creation of Vilnius metro concession is approved in the Parliament. Here is the link:
http://www.vilniausmetro.lt/Metro_is...a_sviesa_Seime
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Old January 10th, 2015, 08:18 PM   #24
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Talks on metro continues as Seim is going to establish commision on metro project. Link in Lithuanian:
http://www.vilniausmetro.lt/Seime_su...ktui_tobulinti
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Old January 11th, 2015, 03:44 PM   #25
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I seriously doubt Vilnius needs metro while oveground transport is not in good shape either. It would take 20-30 years toi built 2 lines or something which could improve something. And I don't think Vilnius has passangers enough to fill metro system.

Any ideas of possible route map and costs of the system?
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Old January 11th, 2015, 03:49 PM   #26
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I seriously doubt Vilnius needs metro while oveground transport is not in good shape either. It would take 20-30 years toi built 2 lines or something which could improve something. And I don't think Vilnius has passangers enough to fill metro system.

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Old October 14th, 2016, 01:34 PM   #27
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I think Vilnius should have tram or light rail instead of metro.
I don't why the lithuanian capital has no tram, it's a sizeable city.
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I think Vilnius should have tram or light rail instead of metro.
I don't why the lithuanian capital has no tram, it's a sizeable city.
Apparently the Polish didn't have money or will to upgrade the 3 line horse tram system. It was closed in 1926 – no wonder, as buses would have already been widespread by then.
And then in 1956 Soviet Lithuania turned to the modern invention that was the trolleybus. And I doubt that back then someone could have predicted that trams could make a comeback: they were just as small as buses and due to asphalt no longer held the monopoly on smooth ride.
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Old October 14th, 2016, 09:43 PM   #29
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With a population of half a million however, Vilnius certainly has the need for more than just busses, no matter if electric or not.

I don't hink it has to be necessarily a metro system. Maybe a Stadtbahn / light rail concept would make more sense.
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And then in 1956 Soviet Lithuania turned to the modern invention that was the trolleybus. And I doubt that back then someone could have predicted that trams could make a comeback: they were just as small as buses and due to asphalt no longer held the monopoly on smooth ride.
If I recall correctly Vilnius was one of the cities foreseen for something like a fast-tramway in soviet times, comparable to that of Volgograd or Krivoi Rog. But I doubt that this plans had been in a developed state, at least I never heard from a reliable source about real plans.
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Vilnius has a certain advantage. There are many main streets in the city with wide grass median in between the carriageways. This is IMHO perfect for building a light rail system. In the old town it could run on a street level as a tram or underground. I can't think of any city more suitable for creating such rapid transport system.
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Old January 5th, 2017, 10:26 AM   #32
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"Dissapearing" trolleybus on city's streets:
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"Dissapearing" trolleybus on city's streets:
http://fullpicture.ru/europe/ischeza...-vilnyuse.html
Before scrolling down to the photos, I was actually frightened that Vilnius would close it's whole trolleybus system.
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