You are here

Ministers hope to reduce time of Riga-Moscow passenger train by several hours

28.04.2012 | LETA

The travel time of the Riga-Moscow passenger train line will be reduced by several hours..

According to an agreement made today by Latvian Transport Minister Aivis Ronis and Russian Transport Minister Igor Levitin in Moscow today, the travel time of the Riga-Moscow passenger train line will be reduced by several hours.

As the Transport Ministry informed the business information portal ''Nozare.lv'', Ronis told Levitin about an agreement made by the Latvian government to electrify the East-West rail corridor in Latvia's territory, and invited Russia to evaluate the possibility of electrifying the train line on the Russian side.

The ministers also agreed to look for solutions of carrying out at least some customs procedures on trains before they reach the respective border, so to reduce time spent on the border.

Related news
The number of visitors to the Riga Motor Museum has doubled in two years thanks to the museum's marketing activities, as the museum's director Aivars Aksenoks (All For Latvia!-For Fatherland And...
Coming this summer to Riga, Latvia, scores of sailing ships from 35 countries will compete at the Tall Ships Races 2013visiting the city for the first time in 10 years. The massive tall ship regatta is...
At 7:14 a.m. this morning, astronomical spring began in Latvia.
Before the start of the new tourism season, the State Tourism Development Agency has released two new booklets for tourists - "Day Trips In and Around Riga" and "Health. Well-being. Harmony...