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Old October 29th, 2014, 04:15 PM   #1
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LITHUANIA | Railways

This thread is about railways in Lithuania. Map:

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Old October 29th, 2014, 04:16 PM   #2
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Deal reached on Rail Baltica joint venture
Wednesday, October 29, 2014



AFTER years of political wrangling, plans to build a standard-gauge high-speed line linking the Baltic States with Poland reached an important milestone on October 28 when the governments of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania signed an agreement to create a joint venture company, RB Rail, to implement the project

The signing ceremony was held in the Latvian capital Riga and was attended by the transport ministers of the three states.

The three countries will each hold a 33.3% share in the new company and each state has agreed to provide RB Rail with €650,000 in start-up capital.

Construction is already underway on the first phase of Rail Baltica 1 from the Polish-Lithuanian border to a new intermodal terminal at Kaunas, which is due to be completed in 2015. The next phase of the project will extend 1435mm-gauge tracks east to the marshalling yard at Palemonas

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Old October 29th, 2014, 06:46 PM   #3
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You could have found a more up to date map. Much of the lines are closed.
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Old October 29th, 2014, 07:17 PM   #4
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You could have found a more up to date map. Much of the lines are closed.
I have updated, but is that it?
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Old October 31st, 2014, 09:58 AM   #5
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Old November 1st, 2014, 12:19 PM   #6
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Not really many passengers though, from time to time the car drives empty. What's the problem here, the tickets price perhaps?
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Old November 23rd, 2014, 03:16 PM   #7
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Here is an article about the delayed construction of Rail Baltica Phase I (PL/LT border to Kaunas). Original (Lithuanian language): http://lzinios.lt/lzinios/Trasa/proj...s-del-terminu/

Poor Google translation into English: https://translate.google.com/transla...-text=&act=url

EU funding is reported to be at risk due to the delays.
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Old November 24th, 2014, 08:30 AM   #8
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i like it very much,thanks for your sharing
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Old December 5th, 2014, 04:48 PM   #9
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Lithuanian Railways orders Škoda double-deckers
Thursday, December 04, 2014



LITHUANIAN Railways (LG) has placed an order with Škoda Vagonka for an additional three class 575 1520mm-gauge double-deck City Elefant EMUs for €27.2m

LG is already operating 10 of the 160km/h trains and the new sets will be deployed on cross-border services between the Lithuanian capital Vilnius and the Belarussian capital, Minsk. The trains will differ from the trains already delivered by offering an additional system for energy consumption, different seats, and increased luggage capacity.

Delivery is due to start in June 2016 and be completed by the end of January 2017
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Old December 5th, 2014, 11:45 PM   #10
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So when does electrification of whole line Vilnius-Minsk due to be completed?
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Old January 5th, 2015, 06:56 PM   #11
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Rail Baltica is vital to Baltic countries independence. A track avoind passing by Russian territory could get Baltic Countries more independence from Russian imperialism.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rail_Baltica

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Old January 5th, 2015, 07:38 PM   #12
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Rail Baltica is vital to Baltic countries independence. A track avoind passing by Russian territory could get Baltic Countries more independence from Russian imperialism
Please less politics here - it's Railways thread
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Old January 5th, 2015, 11:03 PM   #13
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The EC has informed that it suspects LG of limiting competition by removing line to Reņģe, Latvia

picture of the line in question in Autumn 2014, from parovoz.com

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The European Commission has informed the Lithuanian railway incumbent AB Lietuvos geležinkeliai ("LG") that it suspects the company of having limited competition on the rail markets in Lithuania and Latvia by removing a railway track connecting the two countries. Such behaviour, if established, would breach EU antitrust rules that prohibit the abuse of dominant market positions. The removal of this track may have prevented customers from using the services of other rail operators for the transport of freight between Lithuania and Latvia. The sending of a statement of objections does not prejudge the outcome of the investigation.
Yes, I am so bored, that I will simply quote the press release. If you want to read more, please, go ahead and read the full press release.

http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-2940_en.htm
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Old January 6th, 2015, 11:17 PM   #14
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Rail Baltica is vital to Baltic countries independence. A track avoind passing by Russian territory could get Baltic Countries more independence from Russian imperialism.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rail_Baltica

Why is it not possible to make it

Helsinki-Talin-Riga-Vilnus-Warsava
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Old January 6th, 2015, 11:48 PM   #15
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Why is it not possible to make it

Helsinki-Talin-Riga-Vilnus-Warsava
Vilnius is not even remotely on a direct path between Riga and Warsaw. Subject to the constraint of not passing through Kaliningrad, Kaunas more or less is on a direct path between Riga and Warsaw. There is already a Kaunas - Vilnius line which is being converted to dual gauge, so there would be no problem running Warsaw - Kaunas - Vilnius trains or Vilnius - Riga - Tallinn trains.
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Old January 7th, 2015, 12:08 PM   #16
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Nice pics

Nice pics very great place for travelling.................
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Diesel locomotive

Twin-section diesel locomotive 2M62M with freight cars in Vilnius.



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A video of the largest railway freight hub in Lithuania: Vilnius Intermodal Terminal and Vaidotai freight station. I took it a few days ago

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Are there any works on railways in Lithuania? I mean a normal gauge from Polish border to Kaunas, or Vilnius, or even further to Latvian border? As far as I've heared there are some works for a normal gauge railway but I don't know too much details. Which is the situation with Lithuanian railways and its connection to Warszawa?

I'm planning a trip from Warszawa. At this moment it's just an idea to reach Tallin, and I really I have no idea how the trains works on Baltics. Which is the furthest north point you can reach only by one train from Poland?

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