No indications that Latvia may fail to receive new trains - Kucinskis

  • 2018-10-04
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA – There are no indications that Latvia may fail to receive new trains, Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis (Greens/Farmers) said in an interview with LNT television today.

"There are no indications that we could continue riding soviet-era trains," added Kucinskis.

As reported, joint-stock company Pasazieru Vilciens (Passenger Train) has received technical offers from Spanish company Patentes Talgo S.L.U. (Talgo), Swiss company Stadler's subsidiary in Poland Stadler Polska Sp.z.o.o (Stadler), Spanish company Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles S.A. (CAF), and Czech company Skoda Vagonka a.s.

Pasazieru Vilciens plans to purchase 32 electric passenger trains to replace its obsolete rolling stock, which is incompatible with the new public transport system developed by the Road Transport Administration and no longer meets passengers’ requirements.