Over the past few years, the Lithuanian Railways’ structure (Lietuvos Geleźinkeliai) has undergone the greatest changes: the company, composed of a group of subsidiary enterprises has become more open, transparent and effectively functioning in the interests of the Lithuanian state. More recently, the structure of the group has also changed: passenger transportation, freight and infrastructure companies have been established, which are united by efficiency, responsibility, insight and leadership.
The Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Rossen Jeliazkov attended the signing of a contract, which took place on 21 May 2020, between the management board of BDZ and Siemens Tron for the supply of 10 new electric locomotives.
New intermodal routes of LG Cargo and PKP Cargo (according to the information of LG Cargo, PKP Cargo и CargoBeamer)
On 14 May 2020 the first ever transportation of semitrailers in a freight train on the route Germany – Poland – Lithuania was organised by the Lithuanian Railways (LG Cargo1) and Polish State Railways (PKP Cargo) using CargoBeamer technology (for more details about this technology please see OSJD Bulletin number 1-2019, pp. 26-31).
Uzbekistan ordered five 3ES5K electric locomotives from Transmashholding JSC (according to UTI JSC and TMH JSC)
The Uzbekiston Temir Yullari JSC and Transmashholding JSC (TMH, the largest Russian manufacturer of railway equipment) signed an agreement for the construction and supply in 2020 of five main-line AC freight electric locomotives of 3ES5K series for the needs of the railways of Uzbekistan.
During the period of restrictions imposed to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for the transportation of goods by rail is growing both throughout the Eurasian space and in the Republic of Azerbaijan, as well, in particular, where timely and uninterrupted delivery of goods is ensured thanks to the efficient, stable and uninterrupted operation of railway transport.
Agreement on mutual recognition of visas signed between Republic of Belarus and Russian Federation (press-release)
On 19 June 2020, an agreement was signed in Minsk between the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation on the mutual recognition of visas issued to foreign citizens and stateless persons on the territory of these states. The document was signed by the Foreign Ministers of the two countries Vladimir Makei and Sergey Lavrov.
Byelorussian Railway: new regular electric train service on the route Svetlogorsk – Zhlobin – Minsk put into operation (according to the BC Press Service, photo by BelTA)
On 21 June 2020 a solemn ceremony was held at the railway station Svetlogorsk on Berezina to open the regular passenger service of electric trains on the Svetlogorsk – Zhlobin – Minsk route with the participation of President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko.
During the ceremony, Head of the Byelorussian Railway Vladimir Morozov informed President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko about “The development of the Byelorussian Railway and prospects of its electrification”.
Since the World Health Organization's (WHO) declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic, borders around the world have been deeply impacted, and Customs administrations, transport authorities and the railway sector are doing their part to prevent and fight the spread of COVID-19, while trying to safeguard supply chain continuity.
Expecting any probable outbreak of COVID-19 in the Islamic Republic of Iran, caused by SARS-CoV-2 virus, Iranian Railway has been one of the pioneer organisations inside the country that established a special committee, days before the arrival and outbreak of COVID-19 in the country, in order to plan and take any necessary actions to be more prepared to confront this situation.
At the moment, the spread of coronavirus infection has become the most problematic and knife-edged topic of the day. We understand that when setting off for a trip, you needn’t worry about your health. Therefore, it is worth telling you what measures are taken to make your trip safer.