First new electric train delivered to Latvia in June

Published: 30.06.2022 Related countries:  Czech Republic Czech Republic, Latvia Latvia

Škoda Vagonka transported the first electric train to Latvia. By the end of 2023, there should be in total 32 Czech electric trains on Latvian railways.

During the last two weeks of June 2022, Czech company of Škoda Vagonka (Škoda Group) delivered the first new electric train to Latvia. 

Pasažieru Vilciens board chairman Rodžers Jānis Grigulis said that a team of experts will assemble the train and test it for several months to make sure it meets all the standards.

Pasažieru Vilciens is expected to receive all 32 electric trains by the end of 2023. Each of them will consist of two wagons. The length of one electric train will be 109 meters and each train will have 436 seats.

The trains will run on Aizkraukle, Tukums, Skulte and Jelgava routes.

In July 2019, Latvian company Pasažieru vilciens signed an agreement with Škoda Vagonka for the purchase of 32 new electric trains. 

The project costs are EUR 257.889 million with co-funding from the EU Cohesion Fund worth EUR 114.211 million.

Compiled by the team of CzechTrade office in Latvia (Lithuania, Estonia).
Source: CzechTrade office in Latvia (Lithuania, Estonia)