LTG Link, the passenger arm of Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways, LTG), Lithuania’s state-owned railway company, on Monday starts selling tickets for a new train from Vilnius to Riga, which will start running on December 27.
A standard ticket costs 24 euros, with prices varying depending on the class chosen, LTG Link said in a press release.
Direct trains to Riga will run daily, leaving Vilnius for Riga in the morning and returning in the afternoon. It will take just over 4 hours to get from Vilnius to Riga by train, and the duration of the trip may change slightly only as a result of repairs or other works.
Passengers will be carried between the capitals of Lithuania and Latvia on a modern diesel-powered Pesa 730 ML train with 142 seats and four bicycle racks. It will be accessible for people with disabilities and hot and cold snacks and drinks will be available throughout the journey.
Last Friday, LTG Link received a safety certificate from the European Union Agency for Railways for its operations in Latvia, allowing it to carry passengers in the neighboring country. The route was agreed by the transport ministers and prime ministers of the three Baltic States.
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