Border Crossings: Latvia - Lithuania

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All rail routes between this pair of countries are 1520mm gauge.

(Daugavpils -) Kurcums LDz - Turmantas LG (- Švenčioneliai - Vilnius)

[D] LG works to Daugavpils. A weekend only passenger service was reinstated on 4 April 2018. Latvia and Lithuania suspended all international services from 15 March 2020 and this service has not resumed. This route previously carried one daily train pair between St Peterburg (Russia) and Vilnius, which was withdrawn at the end of May 2015.

(Daugavpils -) Eglainē LDz - Obeliai[1] LG (- Rokiškis - Radviliškis)

[D] No passenger service.

(Riga - Jelgava -) Meitene LDz - Šarkiai LG (- Šiauliai - Vilnius)

[D] A Vilnius - Šiauliai - Riga service resumed from 27 December 2023. The previous use was by Ukrainian railways seasonal trains 31/32 Riga - Vilnius - Minsk - Kyiv (and vice versa) that ceased in March 2020 because of the pandemic.

(Riga - Jelgava -) Reņge LDz - Laižuva LG (- Mažeikiai)

[D] Freight only. This line was closed on 23 February 2010, when the (Rīga -) Jelgava - Renge service was withdrawn after the Lithuanians lifted the tracks on their side of the border in 2008 to prevent oil trains from the huge Mažeikiai refinery exporting their products via Ventspils. This action was declared illegal by an EU court, which required LG to have relaid the track by March 2012. In October 2017 the European Commission fined LG €27.9m and ordered them to ‘bring the infringement to an end’. LG announced in October 2017 that it would be rebuilt "shortly". Work began in June 2019 and the line officially reopened on 15 February 2020.

(Priekule -) Vaiņode LDz - Lūšé LG (- Mažeikiai)

[D] Line closed and cut at Bugeniai.

(Priekule -) Kaleti LDz - Skuodas LG (- Klaipeda)

[D] Line closed.


  1. ^ LG Network Statement

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