VILNIUS - An additional fourth passenger train from Russia to Kaliningrad will run through Lithuania from Thursday, Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways, LTG), the country's state-owned railway company, has confirmed it to BNS.
"This train is part of a standard international annual timetable. It was included into the annual train timetable approved late last year, but with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and a drop in passenger flows, it was suspended and will now resume from July 21," Laura Gabrilaviciute, spokeswoman for LTG, told BNS.
The additional train will run three times a week and can carry up to 250 passengers.
According to rzd-partner.ru, the extra transit train won't take passengers on or let them off as only technical stops are planned.
Passenger documents are checked at Kena and Kybartai train stations. The two stations and also Vilnius Train Station, where transit trains stop briefly, currently have photo exhibitions on display, showing the atrocities of Russia's war against Ukraine.
Currently, three regular passenger trains run from Russia to Kaliningrad via Lithuania, including the Moscow-Kaliningrad daily train, the Saint Petersburg-Kaliningrad train running 4 times a week, and the Adler-Kaliningrad train running every other day.