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Riga-Minsk rail line to begin from June 1

05.05.2011
 | LETA

From June 1 of this year, ''Latvijas Dzelzcels'' (Latvian Rail, LDz), in cooperation with Belarus Rail, will begin a passenger rail line between Riga and the Belarus capital Minsk.

The rail line Riga-Minsk will make stops in Latvia in Krustpils, Daugavpils and Indra, as well as in Belarus in Bigosova, Verhnedvinsk, Polotsk, Krulevscizn and Molodechno.

LDz emphasizes that from Minks, passenger will be able to travel further to Ukraine, as well as to European destination such as Prague, Berlin and Warsaw.

The train will leave Minsk daily at 8:07 p.m. during the summer season, and will arrive in Riga at 8:00 a.m. the next day. On the other hand, the train will leave Riga at 7:00 p.m. and arrive in Minsk at 7:30 a.m. the next day.

From September 1, the rail line will operate only on Saturdays and Sundays.