TRAIN TRAVEL - Westward from Vilnius: tunnel vision

  • 2008-01-30
  • By Howard Jarvis
VILNIUS  - Even the most dedicated of train users between Lithuania's two biggest cities will find it hard not to switch to bus travel from February 1. Much-needed renovation work will begin on a heavily dated single-track tunnel on the edge of Kaunas, diverting passengers to a temporary station that will link up with city buses. The issue reveals just how outmoded Lithuania's railway infrastructure is, and how it will take many years to bring it into the modern world. As trains from Vilnius approach Kaunas they jolt into a 1,200-meter tunnel built during late czarist period. The t...
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