Lietuvos Geležinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways) in launching on Saturday, Jan. 13, a weekend train service between Vilnius and Latvia's second-biggest city of Daugavpils.
© DELFI / Kiril Čachovskij

"This is the second international train route from Lithuania this year," Linas Baužys, director of the company's Passenger Transportation Directorate, said in a press release on Thursday.

The state railway company currently carries passengers to Turmantas, a small town on the border with Latvia, but it sought to extend the route by another 15 kilometers to Daugavpils.

The new service is being launched after Lietuvos Geležinkeliai secured the green light from the Latvian railway inspectorate. The Lithuanian operator asked for its permission last year, but failed to obtain it due to protracted procedures.

Lithuanian Transport Minister Rokas Masiulis said last year that Latvia's unwillingness to allow transporting passengers to Daugavpils could be due to the problem of a dismantled railway track from the Mažeikiai crude refinery to Renge.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.

Kaunas invites to experience magic of contemporary circus

“ Cirkuliacija ” is inviting everyone for a festive experience that is accessible, interesting and...

The European Night of Museums in Kaunas: what to wait

Since 2011, the International Council of Museums has been sponsoring The European Night of Museums...

Lithuanian pavilion at Venice Biennale gets top reward

Lithuania's pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale features an artificial beach where "vacationers"...

Lithuanian pavilion opens at Venice Biennale

Lithuania's pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale features an artificial beach where "vacationers"...

Exhibition of world-recognised Litvak artist will be opened in his hometown

In 1932, Arbit Blatas opened the first private gallery in the Baltics in Kaunas . On May 11, the...