Border Crossings: Lithuania - Russia

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All rail routes between this pair of countries are 1520mm gauge.

These border crossings are with only the Kaliningrad Oblast, a detached portion of Russia.

(Kazlų-Rūda -) Kybartai LG - Chernyshevskoye RŽD (- Chernyakhovsk)

[E] As at October 2017 RŽD worked passenger and freight to Kybartai though in previous years changes have taken place at Nesterov. Note a new Russian border station immediately on the Russian side of the frontier at Chernyshevskoye was commissioned on 2 October 2017 having been under construction since 2005. Border formalities were previously undertaken at Nesterov, 10 km further west.

It is a curiosity that until 1918 eastbound trains entered the Russian Empire at this border, but since 1990 one travels westwards over the same border to enter Russian territory. Until 1945, Chernyshevskoye was Eydtkuhnen, the easternmost station in the former German Empire. This line is planned to be electrified by 2021.

Owing to the Corona Virus pandemic, from an unknown date in 2020 these trains ran as Russian Corridor services with no public calls in Lithuania or Belarus. A public call in Minsk was reinstated from 9 February 2021.

(Radviliškis -) Pagėgiai LG - Sovetsk RŽD

[D] Freight only. One train a day each way uses this crossing. LG works to Sovetsk. A RŽD organised test passenger train bookable by the public ran between Kaliningrad/Sovetsk and Klaipeda, outbound on the 5th, returning on the 7th January 2018 with a change to a LG train at Sovetsk. As far as is known this has not been repeated.

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