Transport in Lithuania: Trains

Lietuvos geležinkeliai

Lithuanian Railways (Lithuanian: Lietuvos geležinkeliai) is the state-run railway company in Lithuania with more than 7,608 employees.



Five interesting facts about the Lithuanian rail network:

  • The first railway line was opened in 1860 between Daigavpils (Latvia) and Virbalis.
  • It owns 1749 km (1 086.7 mi) of 1,520 mm (4 ft 11 27⁄32 in) Russian gauge railway lines (of which 122 km/75.8 mi are electrified) and 179 kilometres (111.2 mi) of 750 mm (2 ft 5 1⁄2 in) narrow gauge railway lines in Lithuania.
  • In 2017, it transported 3.8 million passengers and 48 million tonnes of freight.
  • The main freight flow is from Russia to the Baltic Sea ports.
  • There are rail links with Russia, Latvia, Belarus, and Poland.


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DR1AM passenger diesel train, Lithuania

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DR1AM passenger diesel train, Lithuania

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ER9M passenger electric train, Lithuania

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Pesa 620M passenger diesel train, Lithuania

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PESA 630M passenger diesel train, Lithuania

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PESA 630M passenger diesel train, Lithuania

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Škoda EJ575 passenger electric train, Lithuania

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TEP70PS diesel passenger locomotive, Lithuania

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2M62U freight diesel locomotive, Lithuania

Lithuanian railways
2M62 freight diesel locomotive, Lithuania


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