Amber Train
The ultimate connection

Heavy loads, big capacity and a stable schedule – your ultimate connection in the Baltic States.
Move your freight through a separate railway corridor from Lithuania to Estonia in under 24 hours.

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About Amber train

Amber Train is a joint project of the national railways of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. It is an excellent example of cooperation, that offers road and railway clients convenient and efficient freight logistics.
Amber Train is an intermodal train, which runs on the route Šeštokai / Kaunas – Riga – Talinn, thus connecting the three Baltic States by railways and opening new business opportunities for freight shippers.
Exclusivity of the project is the connection of Western and North Europe, using the unique Šeštokai and Kaunas intermodal terminals, which enable the transshipment of freight from the European gauge to the 1520 mm gauge and vice versa.
The train is planned to run 2 times per week (with a future perspective to run up to 4 times per week), delivery time is 24 hours. Train length – up to 43 container wagons.
It is planned, that already in 2019 customers will be offered the opportunity to transport semi-trailers by railways via all three Baltic States. For this purpose, special “pocket” wagons are already in production.
Operations are managed by Lithuanian Railways, Latvia's LDZ Loģistika and Estonia’s Operail.

Advantages of the project

  • Stable schedule – 2 times per week
  • Transportation of goods – by less then 24 hours through Baltic states
  • Competitive and stable pricing
  • Freight volume possibilities – up to 43 containers
  • More transportation capacity by one order than trucks
  • Possibility to transport heavier (up to 30 tons), oversized, temperature sensitive and dangerous goods
  • Full service package
  • No truck driver and road toll expences
  • No shortages due to road traffic
  • Harbour connection
  • Eco-friendliness
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Destinations & schedule
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Railway station Arrival Departure Processing time Time in the country
Shestokai (LT) 04:10 8:46
Radvilishkis (LT) 10:21 11:20 0:59 8:46
Meitene (LV) 12:56 6:14
Jelgava (LV) 13:25 14:55 1:30 6:14
Valga (EE) 19:10 20:50 1:40 6:59
Muuga (EE) 02:09 6:59
Total on the route 21:59
Railway station Arrival Departure Processing time Time in the country
Shestokai (LT) 02:50 10:06
Kaunas (LT) 05:05 06:00 0:55 10:06
Radvilishkis (LT) 10:21 11:20 0:59 10:06
Meitene (LV) 12:56 6:14
Jelgava (LV) 13:25 14:55 1:30 6:14
Valga (EE) 19:10 20:50 1:40 6:59
Muuga (EE) 02:09 6:59
Total on the route 23:19
Railway station Arrival Departure Processing time Time in the country
Muuga (EE) 00:51 7:43
Valga (EE) 06:16 08:34 2:18 7:43
Jelgava (LV) 12:37 14:07 1:30 6:06
Meitene (LV) 14:40 6:06
Radvilishkis (LT) 16:25 17:20 0:55 7:40
Shestokai (LT) 22:20 7:40
Total on the route 21:29
Railway station Arrival Departure Processing time Time in the country
Muuga (EE) 00:51 7:43
Valga (EE) 06:16 08:34 2:18 7:43
Jelgava (LV) 12:37 14:07 1:30 6:06
Meitene (LV) 14:40 6:06
Radvilishkis (LT) 16:25 17:20 0:55 8:40
Kaunas (LT) 19:45 20:45 1:0 8:40
Shestokai (LT) 23:20 8:40
Total on the route 22:29
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Amber Train team

Amber Train is a joint project between the national railways of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Estonian state-owned international railway logistics company Operail.

AB Lietuvos Geležinkeliai is the largest Lithuanian transportation company, engaged in the providing of logistic services and transports – about 53 mln tonnes of freight yearly. Lietuvos Geležinkeliai is on the intersection of transport routes in East-West and North-South directions and ensures uninterrupted and reliable transportation of transit freight to/from CIS countries to/from Asia and Western Europe. The company’s deliverables, it’s resources, a well-developed infrastructure and long-term experience all allow it to occupy well-deserved place among the leaders in this field. Nowdays company delivers freight to more than 20 countries and over 1500 customers use it’s services.

AS Operail is an international railway logistics company whose main areas of business are freight transport, rolling stock rental, and construction and maintenance. Operail has almost 150 years of experience on the railways. The company serves clients throughout the 1520 mm-gauge railway network, from the Gulf of Finland to the Black Sea, and from the Baltic to the Sea of Japan. Their people ensure that your freight is transported and arrives at its destination safely, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Estonian Railways Ltd is a state-owned company operating since 1870 and is responsible for railway administration related tasks. Estonian Railways Ltd ensures smooth operation, management and maintenance of the railway infrastructure and efficient traffic management. The company is additionally also responsible for development and functioning of the railway infrastructure and acts as a partner in solving cross-border issues and settling on standards.

LLC “LDZ Logistics“ is freight forwarding and logistics Company. The Company was established in the year 2008 and its shareholder is SJSC “Latvijas Dzelzceļš” (Latvian Railway). LLC “LDZ Logistics” main sphere of activity is containerized cargo transportation on the territories of the Baltic countries, CIS countries, and Central Asia. The Company provides full spectrum of rail, road, sea transportation and warehousing services. LLC “LDZ Logistics” is also operator of the container trains “ZUBR” on the route between the Baltic and the Black seas and “Baltika-Transit” connecting Latvia and the Central Asian countries.

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