The pilot transportation of goods between Ukraine and Lithuania, bypassing Belarus, has paid off.

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This was stated by the head of the Lithuanian Railways, Egidius Lazauskas, Railway Supply magazine reports with reference to

According to him, the further frequency of runs will be determined not only by the companies’ need for transportation, but also by competition with other carriers.

“The current price is about 60 000 euros round trip. The question is how much it would cost if there were much more such loads and scale economies worked. In any case (the pilot project from Ukraine – ed.) has paid off: many lessons have been learned and decisions will be made on how to improve these services, because, in our opinion, there are very good prospects,” the official said.

According to him, at present it is planned to deliver a train with a cargo of 1.5 thousand tons to Lithuania once a week, since the Lithuanian Railways have so far signed several contracts for the transportation of goods from Ukraine.

As previously reported, Lithuania is testing a railway connection with Ukraine bypassing Belarus.

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