Lithuania Rail Pass - Lithuania Rail Passes
Lithuania Rail Pass - Lithuanian Rail Passes
Lithuania or Lietuva is officially the Republic of Lithuania or Lietuvos Respublika. is a country in the Baltic region of Europe. It is one of three Baltic states and lies on the eastern shore of the Baltic Sea. shares land borders with Latvia to the north, Belarus to the east and south, Poland to the south, and Kaliningrad Oblast of Russia to the southwest. covers an area of 65,300 km2 (25,200 sq mi), with a population of 2.8 million. Its capital and largest city is Vilnius, other major cities are Kaunas and Klaipėda. belong to the ethno-linguistic group of the Balts and speak Lithuanian, one of only a few living Baltic languages.
is located in the Baltic region of Europe and covers an area of 65,200 km2 (25,200 sq mi). It has around 99 kilometres (61.5 mi) of sandy coastline, only about 38 kilometres (24 mi) of which face the open Baltic Sea, less than the other two Baltic Sea countries. The rest of the coast is sheltered by the Curonian sand peninsula. Lithuania's major warm-water port, Klaipėda, lies at the narrow mouth of the Curonian Lagoon or Kuršių marios, a shallow lagoon extending south to Kaliningrad. The country's main and largest river, the Nemunas River, and some of its tributaries carry international shipping. Nemunas Delta Regional Park and Žuvintas biosphere reserve are known for birdwatching.
Statistics of 2016 showed that 1.49 million tourists from foreign countries visited and spent at least one night in the country. The largest number of tourists came from Germany (174,800), Belarus (171,900), Russia (150,600), Poland (148,400), Latvia (134,400), Ukraine (84,000), and the UK (58,200).
Hot air ballooning is very popular in , especially in Vilnius and Trakai. Bicycle tourism is growing, especially in Lithuanian Seaside Cycle Route. EuroVelo routes EV10, EV11, EV13 go through . Total length of bicycle tracks amounts to 3769 km (of which 1988 km is asphalt pavement). Domestic tourism has been on the rise as well. Currently there are up to 1000 places of attraction in . Most tourists visit the big cities—Vilnius, Klaipėda, and Kaunas, seaside resorts, such as Neringa, Palanga, and Spa towns – Druskininkai, Birštonas.
received its first railway connection in the middle of the 19th century, when the Warsaw – Saint Petersburg Railway was constructed. It included a stretch from Daugavpils via Vilnius and Kaunas to Virbalis. The first and only still operating tunnel was completed in 1860.
National state-owned railway company Lietuvos Geležinkeliai (LTG) provides most of the rail services through its subsidiary companies: LTG Link provides passenger services, while LTG Cargo provides freight service. Another subsidiary, LTG Infra, is responsible for the maintenance and development of the infrastructure.
Rail transport in consists of 1,762 km (1,095 mi) of 1,520 mm (4 ft 11.8 in) Russian gauge railway of which 122 km (76 mi) are electrified. This railway network is incompatible with European standard gauge and requires train switching. However, Lithuanian railway network also has 115 km (71 mi) of standard gauge lines. Transportation is the third largest sector in Lithuanian economy. More than half of all inland freight transported in is carried by rail. The Trans-European standard gauge Rail Baltica railway, linking Helsinki–Tallinn–Riga–Kaunas–Warsaw and continuing on to Berlin is under construction. In 2017, Lietuvos Geležinkeliai is the train company that operates most railway lines in Lithuania.
Vilnius Railway Station or Vilniaus geležinkelio stotis is the Lithuanian Railways passenger station in Vilnius, Lithuania. The railway station situates between two neighbourhoods of Vilnius - Naujininkai and Naujamiestis and on the edge of the Old Town.
Marijampolė railway station or Marijampolės geležinkelio stotis completed in 1924, is one of the most ornate station buildings of such type in . It was designed by Edmundas Frykas in Art Deco architectural style.
Rail Baltica is an ongoing greenfield railway infrastructure project which will link all Baltic States, including Lithuania, Poland and, eventually, Finland. Being a part of the Trans-European Transport Networks (TEN-T), it is one of the priority projects of the European Union. It will introduce the standard-gauge high-speed rail with operating speed of 249 km/h for the passenger trains. The projected is expected to be complete by 2026.
In Lithuania, 392 km (244 mi) of the new track will be constructed, including the reconstruction of Vilnius–Kaunas Railway to support the standard gauge. High speed rail will reduce the Vilnius—Kaunas route time to 38 minutes. At the project completion, the following routes will become available (with projected travel times):
The Port of Klaipėda is the only commercial cargo port in Lithuania. In 2011 45.5 million tons of cargo were handled (including Būtingė oil terminal figures). Port of Klaipėda is outside of EU's 20 largest ports, but it is the eighth largest port in the Baltic Sea region with ongoing expansion plans.
Vilnius International Airport is the largest airport in Lithuania, 91st busiest airport in Europe. It served 3.8 million passengers in 2016. Other international airports include Kaunas International Airport, Palanga International Airport and Šiauliai International Airport. Kaunas International Airport is also a small commercial cargo airport which started regular commercial cargo traffic in 2011.
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