Latvia - Lines with Obscure or Sparse passenger services

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This list is based on the timetable which comes into force on 8 December, 2019.. The LDz internal timetable does not use table numbers. Standard abbreviations are explained in General Information.

Map references for each route entry are given in parentheses ( ). References prefixed "ERA" refer to the European Railway Atlas Baltic States, Belarus & Ukraine, Regional Series 2017, by M.G.Ball.

Obscure services

Rīga pasažieru — Vagonu Parks/Vagonnyi Park (— Jāņavārti)

(ERA-E 114C3, not shown; ERA-R 251C2, not shown) LV21/1

All-stations electric suburban services in both directions, and also a very limited number of longer distance DMU services, deviate from the double track main line and run to the south of carriage sidings and an EMU depot. They use a single track line and call at Vagonu Parks/Vagonnyi Park station. These frequent services run every day and can be easily identified in the Riga - Ogre and Lielvārde timetable.

Jelgava — Meitene — Šarkiai (Lithuania) — Šiauliai

(ERA-E 115A3; ERA-R 253B1-C1) LV21/2

Ukrainian Railways operated a seasonal train between Kiev/Kyiv and Riga. However this was suspended with effect from 15 March 2020, as Latvia cancelled all international travel.

D1 31 Kiev/Kyiv - 05:51 Šiauliai - Riga Pass
D2 32 19:40 Riga Pass - Kiev/Kyiv

D1: Runs every 4 days. Use the journey planner to determine which dates the train runs. Note that the train is one day later from Šiauliai.

D2: Runs every 4 days. Use the journey planner to determine which dates the train runs.

Other sparse services

The following lines have a limited service of fewer than two trains a day each way or do not run every day:

Pļaviņas - Madona One train FSuO to Madona; SSuO from Madona
(Pļaviņas -) Madona - Gulbene Trains ran to Gulbene only 2 or 3 times in 2018 and 2019 and probably not at all in 2020. No information yet available on when trains may run in 2021.
(Jelgava -) Dobele - Liepāja Twice weekly: FSO to Liepāja; SSuO from Liepāja
Zilupe - Sebezh (Russia) Once daily to/from Moskva/St Peterburg but suspended since 15 March 2020.
Daugavpils - Indra - [Bihosava (Belarus)] Every 4 days to/from Minsk. See the International Timetable page to determine which dates the train runs. Suspended since 15 March 2020.

Deletions since previous edition


See also