LTG Link, the passenger transportation company of the Lithuanian Railways Group, plans to buy 30 electric trains. Some of them will have built-in batteries for passing non-electrified sections, informs Railway Supply  magazine, citing Verslo žinios.

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LTG Link announces the first stage of public procurement – supplier qualification requirements.

“Following the announcement of a market consultation, the major European train manufacturers expressed interest in our planned purchase. After this consultation, we finalized the idea of buying only electric trains, some of them will be equipped with batteries, ” says Linas Baužis, CEO of the company

According to available data, such battery trains can cover a distance of about 100 km on a non-electrified section. And this will allow them to reach cities such as Varena or Mazeikiai.

It is planned to purchase about 30 new trains. Some of them will be multisystem. The cost of public procurement for their purchase is more than 200 million euros.

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