From Vilnius Railway Station to the Airport by 7 minutes

Date

2009 01 01

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On October 2 a new railway route was launched between Vilnius Railway Station and VilniusInternationalAirport. The travel time by this distance of 4 km length will last 7 minutes, the ticket-cost – LTL 2. Vilnius International Airport has become the first airport of the Baltic States, which can be reached from the city by a direct railway line.      

First passengers have been welcomed by Mr. Algirdas Butkevičius, Minister of Transport and Communications, Mr. Stasys Dailydka, Director General of JSC “Lithuanian Railways”, Mr. Mindaugas Ivanauskas, Director General of VilniusInternationalAirport.  

The railway station at the airport is equipped with a platform, an elevator for passengers, lighting system; also demands of people with reduced mobility or disabled people have been also observed. There is functioning a modern information system for passengers. The station is joined with the Airport terminal by a covered and lit gallery. For the safety of passengers video cameras are installed at the station and in the neighbouring territory.    

Automotrisse, a one-carriage train newly purchased by JSC “Lithuanian Railways”, will be shuttling in short intervals on the new route. The automotrisse is intended for short-distance transportation of passengers. The modern carriage has 93 sitting places, air-conditioning system. The interior and the exterior of the train are surveyed by the system of video cameras.