Railway Operators in Latvia


LDz - Latvijas Dzelzcels

Network length, gauge and electrification (2014):

Since 2003 LDz only operates freight trains. It owns all diesel locomotives. Passenger trains are operated by subsidiary "Passazhieru Vilciens", which owns all EMUs and DMUs and became independent of LDz in 2008. International trains are operated by private company "L-Ekspressis" which owns the coaches for these trains and used TEP70 locomotives of LDz.

In 2013, LDz Cargo transported 55.8 million tonnes of freight, 7.9% less than in record year 2012 (60.6 million tonnes).

By 2030 over 500km of railways (the main freight lines) will be electrified at 25kV 50Hz while the currently electrified lines around Riga will be changed from 3000V= to 25kV 50Hz.

Websites: http://www.ldz.lv/ and http://www.banitis.lv/

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PV - A/S Pasažieru Vilciens

Network length, gauge and electrification (2008):

Since 2008 PV operates all domestic passenger trains in Latvia independent from LDz. Since 2003 PV was a subsidiary of LDz. The EMU/DMU depot is run by "VRC Zasulauks".

PV plans to buy 32 new dual-voltage EMUs, to be delivered between 2019 and 2021. All passenger-operated railway lines will be electrified by 2025.

Website: http://www.pv.lv/

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BE - A/S Baltijas Ekspresis

Network length, gauge and electrification (2005):

A/S Baltijas Ekspresis was founded in December 1999. It operates international freight trains from the port of Ventspils to the border with Russia, and performs shunting duties in the port area of Ventspils. Some shunters were taken over from A/S Ventspils Tirdzniecibas Osta (VTO). In 2012 3 million tonnes of freight were transported.

Website: http://www.asbe.lv/

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BTS - A/S Baltijas Tranzita Serviss

Network length, gauge and electrification (2005):

BTS is a subsidiary of the large Russian private operator BaltTransServis, and was founded in September 2001. It operates international freight trains from the ports of Latvia to the Russian border. In 2012 11.8 million tonnes of freight were transported.

Website: http://www.rto.lv/

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Last update: 10-02-2017