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LDZ

23.01.2023

Restructuring of Latvian Railways to increase freight traffic

The newly appointed Minister of Transport of Latvia, Janis Vitenbergs, puts rail transport at the top of his agenda. Increasing freight traffic is one of his priorities and he is ready to restructure Latvian Railways to achieve his goals.
1520

12.01.2023

Too early to abandon the broad gauge

The decision of the EU transport ministers that all EU member states should develop a plan for the transition to the 1435 mm railway gauge by 2025-2026 continues to meet resistance in the Baltic countries.
LDZ

10.11.2022

LDz and PKP agreed on cooperation in the field of transportation of coal and other cargoes

On November 8, a meeting between the management of the Latvijas dzelzceļš concern and the Polish Railways (PKP - Polskie Koleje Państwowe SA) took place in Riga.
Rail Baltica

04.10.2022

Three companies nominated for the second round of the Rail Baltica tender in Latvia

Three companies from Italy, France and Spain were nominated for the second round of engineering, consulting and supervision services for the construction of the Rail Baltica main line in Latvia.
Transit of military cargo by rail

22.05.2022

Latvia has banned the transit of Belarusian military cargo by rail

On May 10, Latvia suspended the agreement that allowed direct rail transportation of military cargo from Belarus to third countries through seaports.
Latvian Railway introduces storage service for freight wagons

08.02.2022

Latvian Railways invests 4.5 billion euros in infrastructure

Latvian Railways has developed an infrastructure development concept until 2035 with electrification, increased train speeds and increased safety.
entire country railway network

03.02.2022

Latvijas dzelzcels intends to electrify the entire country railway network by 2040

Latvijas dzelzcels (LDz, "Latvian Railways") plans to electrify the country's entire railway network by 2040, LDz CEO Maris Kleinbergs told a news conference.
Latvian Railway introduces storage service for freight wagons

05.01.2022

Latvian Railway introduces storage service for freight wagons

The Latvian national railway operator LDz is introducing a new commercial service from 2022 - storage of freight wagons.
electric trains to Latvia

01.12.2021

Ricardo will accompany the supply of 32 electric trains to Latvia

The Latvian passenger operator Pasažieru vilciens and the British engineering and consulting company Ricardo have signed a contract worth 1.
The delegation of the Latvian railway presented in Ukraine the additional possibilities of the Baltic transport corridor, as well as the ZUBR container train.

18.11.2021

Latvian Railway will continue to lay off employees

Latvian Transport Minister Talis Linkaits assumes that Latvijas dzelzcels (LDz) will continue to lay off employees next year, although this year it is already planned to lay off almost 700 employees.

29.09.2021

Latvian Railways top management fined for compensation to former board members

The Latvian Anti-Corruption Bureau (KNAB) fined the members of the Latvian Railways (LDz) council by 200 euros for paying compensation to former board members.
The delegation of the Latvian railway presented in Ukraine the additional possibilities of the Baltic transport corridor, as well as the ZUBR container train.

16.09.2021

Latvian Railway announced a competition for the positions of members of the Supervisory Board of LDZ CARGO

JSC "Latvijas dzelzceļš", as the sole shareholder of JSC "LDZ CARGO", has announced an open competition for two positions of members of the Supervisory Board in the following areas: transport, logistics and customer relationship management; strategy, business development and change management.