Amber Train speeds up movement of cargo between Western Europe and Baltic States

20. April 2018

In cooperation the national railway companies of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are launching a new regular container transport line on the route Šeštokai-Rīga-Tallinn. The line, called the ‘Amber Train’, will deliver goods reaching the Baltic States from Western Europe more quickly, more economically and in a more environmentally friendly manner.

The Amber Train is the result of a joint effort of all three Baltic States to boost the volume of intermodal carriage. Moving goods by rail saves both clients and carriers a significant amount of time and reduces costs. Railway transport is more environmentally friendly than transport by semi-trailer, generates less noise and reduces traffic jams and accidents on the roads.

The Estonian national company EVR Cargo is responsible for operating the line in Estonia, between Valga and Paldiski. In Latvia the line is being operated by SJSC Latvijas dzelzceļš and in Lithuania by AB Lietuvos geležinkeliai.