Latvia/Russia: Latvian, Russian railway companies discuss cooperation03.08.2017 Latvia/Russia: Latvian, Russian railway companies discuss cooperation
BNS, 03 Aug 2017, online:-
The working group of the Latvian state-owned railway company Latvijas Dzelcels (LDz) and the Russian national railway company Rossiyskie Zheleznye Dorogi (Russian Railways,) met in Riga after a four year break. According to LDz, the working group had agreed to continue cooperation towards increasing transportation of freight from the countries in Eurasia, including India and China, via North-South transport corridor using the infrastructure of LDz and Russian Railways, as well as towards increasing the number of rail passengers travelling between the two countries. In 2016, Russian cargoes accounted for 79.2% of LDz total cargo carriage.
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