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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.
KTZ to deliver a train with three million doses of coronavirus vaccine from China

15.09.2021

Latvia plans to launch separate railcars for vaccinated

It is planed to launch a separate public transport for the vaccinated in Latvia. The Latvian government has decided to allow carriers to organize separate public transport routes only for those with a COVID vaccination certificate.
The delegation of the Latvian railway presented in Ukraine the additional possibilities of the Baltic transport corridor, as well as the ZUBR container train.

06.09.2021

Latvian Railway plans to increase the volume of freight traffic from Ukraine

The delegation of the Latvian railway presented in Ukraine the additional possibilities of the Baltic transport corridor, as well as the ZUBR container train.
Latvian Railways sells wagons

30.08.2021

Latvian Railways sells wagons

The Latvian subsidiary LDz Cargo has announced the sale of 200 wagons due to losses: in 2020 they amounted to more than 3 million euros.
The delegation of the Latvian railway presented in Ukraine the additional possibilities of the Baltic transport corridor, as well as the ZUBR container train.

27.08.2021

Latvian Railways has announced further staff reductions in 2021

The state-owned company Latvijas dzelzcels (Latvian Railways) plans to cut 700 employees in 2021. This was reported to BNS by the representative of the State Employment Agency Inta Choderi.