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2018 02 13
Railway infrastructure management issues of importance to Lithuania were discussed with the EU Transport Commissioner

Minister of Transport and Communications Rokas Masiulis and Violeta Bulc, Transport Commissioner of the European Union (EU), currently visiting Vilnius, discussed the issues of importance to Lithuania related to the international transport infrastructure and mobility. The European Commissioner...

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2018 02 06
From Lithuanian-Belarusian state border to Klaipėda by electric train – in 2022 already

Using the investment of the European Union funds, Lithuania plans to electrify the entire railway line crossing the territory of the country in the East-West direction, from the Lithuanian-Belarusian state border to Klaipėda, until 2022. The list of state projects financed from the EU funds, in which projects dedicated to this...

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2018 01 31
Electronic vignettes come into force in Lithuania

In order to create more favourable conditions for carriers, electronic vignettes have been legalised in Lithuania at the order of the Minister of Transport and Communications. From now on both paper and electronic vignettes can be used.

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2018 01 12
Ministry of Transport and Communications seeks to spread autonomous cars in Lithuania

Flexible regulation for the use of autonomous cars has been approved at the order of the Minister of Transport and Communications Rokas Masiulis. It will be applied to the manufacturers, owners, operators and drivers of autonomous cars who will be testing technologies of autonomous cars and will be participating in public traffic. It is...

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2018 01 10
The year 2017 brought Lithuanian Airports a record-breaking abundance of passengers and flights

A reconstruction of the runway of Vilnius Airport that lasted for 35 summer days did not impede the Lithuanian Airports to reach a new record in 2017. Last year, three airports of the country serviced more than 5.2 million passengers in total, whereas the number of flights exceeded 55 thousand. Kaunas Airport that temporarily...

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2017 12 15
Lithuanian and Belarusian ministers in favour of effective transport link between Klaipėda and Minsk

In the meeting with Belarusian Minister of Transport and Communications Anatoly Sivak, Lithuanian Minister of Transport and Communications Rokas Masiulis discussed the successfully operating chain of Belarusian cargo transportation using the services provided by the Lithuanian Railways and Klaipėda State Seaport, as...

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2017 12 08
Modern electric trains to start trips to Minsk

On 10 December, new electric trains owned by Lithuanian Railways begin making trips along the Vilnius-Minsk route. Passengers will be able to reach the capital of Belarus by more spacious transport vehicles, perfectly suited for business trips.

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2017 11 16
Baltic transport ministers meet in Vilnius to discuss the common objectives of the Baltic States

The ministers of communications of the three Baltic States – Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia – are meeting today in the capital of Lithuania. At the annual meeting, the ministers will discuss issues vital for the three countries and for the first time test a driverless car on city streets in Lithuania.

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2017 10 10
The Prime Ministers’ agreement on “Rail Baltica” has been ratified: by 2026 Tallinn and Warsaw to be linked by train

On 10 October, the Seimas ratified an agreement on the implementation of the “Rail Baltica” project signed by the Prime Ministers of Baltic countries in January. This agreement confirmed the aim to implement the project in 2025 and to start operating the new gauge in 2026.

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2017 10 02
EC decision leads Lithuanian Railways to strive for minimal negative impact

The state-owned company Lithuanian Railways will conduct a thorough assessment of the decision published today by the European Commission regarding the Rengė stretch, and decide on how to proceed further. Regardless of the decision, however, future activities of the company will be focused on minimising negative impact.

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2017 09 21
Lithuania calls on to launch direct flights to all EU capital cities by 2020

„Good air connectivity is vital for the economic growth, business development, mobility and tourism. Successful European integration would be hardly possible without reliable and well-functioning airlines operating in the European Union as well as third countries. Lithuania calls on to achieve a feasible target – to launch direct flights between all...

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2017 09 18
Lithuania suggested Turkey joining the international “Viking Train” project

The increasing volume of carriage of goods between Lithuania and Turkey, the necessity to solve the problems that are relevant to carriers and to more efficiently use the opportunities provided by the container train “Viking” project – these were among the major issues of road transport discussed at the meeting of the Lithuanian-Turkish joint...

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