A passenger train between Vilnius and Riga will start running early next year, Lithuanian Transport and Communications Minister Marius Skuodis says, adding that the train will go via Siauliai, and discussions are also under way on a service via Daugavpils.
“Lithuania’s northern municipalities are showing great interest and willingness to have a passenger train running between Vilnius to Riga via Siauliai, and parallel discussions are underway on the resumption of train services to Daugavpils. I believe we will find the best solution with my counterpart,” Skuodis said, adding that the necessary agreements between Lithuanian and Latvian companies will be concluded soon.
The Baltic transport ministers agreed in Riga on Friday to speed up the implementation of the Rail Baltica, the ministry said.
The entire Rail Baltica project connecting the Baltic countries to Europe is scheduled to be completed by 2030, while the connection between Lithuania and Poland is expected to be completed by 2028.
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