Electrification of Molodechno-Gudogai-state border section to be over in 2017

Monday, 29 May 2017 14:15  |  Written by  BelTA

The Belarusian Railways, in cooperation with the Lithuanian Railways, is electrifying the railway section Molodechno-Gudogai-state border

The electrification of the Molodechno-Gudogai-state border railway section will be completed before the end of 2017, BelTA learned from the website of the Belarusian Railways.

The Belarusian Railways, in cooperation with the Lithuanian Railways, is electrifying the railway section Molodechno-Gudogai-state border. It is one of the parts of the project on organizing speedy rail services between Minsk and Vilnius. The works will be completed this year.

The development of cooperation with the Lithuanian Railways will be discussed at the 13th Belarusian-Lithuanian economic forum in Kaunas on 30-31 May.

The delegation of the Belarusian Railways will take part in a themed section on cooperation in the area of transport and logistics. Representatives of the Belarusian Railways will present a report on cooperation between the railways of Belarus and Lithuania on the market of transport services and also a transport and logistics potential of the Belarusian Railways. The forum will feature a number of other sections to discuss the ways of enhancing energy efficiency through rational use of renewable energy resources, thermal modernization, cooperation in the area of investment and finances, tourism. Belarusian-Lithuanian economic forums are held on an annual basis.

The Lithuanian Railways is one of the biggest partners of the Belarusian Railways. In January-April 2017 transit hauls increased by 27% to the same period in 2016. Belintertrans-Lithuania, a representation of Belintertrans-Transport and Logistics Center of the Belarusian Railways, operates to address logistics tasks in the Baltic region, attract additional cargo hauls, advance and strengthen competitive positions on the foreign markets of transport services in Lithuania.

In April 2017 the Belarusian Railways launched experimental transportation of cargo to Lithuania with the use of a paperless technology and customs procedures on the Belarusian-Lithuanian border.

The parties continue working on the cargo transportation project as part of the Viking train which route crosses Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania and connects marine container and piggyback lines of the Baltic region with the similar system of the Black, Mediterranean and Caspian seas.

An important role in strengthening partnership played an agreement on cooperation in marketing, logistics and tariff policy signed between the Belarusian Railways and the Lithuanian railways in October 2016. The document envisages an exchange of marketing information on the volume of traffic, discounts on tariffs, haulage rules, joint processing of applications and promising transport and logistics schemes.

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