Destruction of Latvian Railway continues


The sale of assets and the dismissal of employees (24%) of the Latvian Railways (Latvijas dzelzceļš) began in 2020 due to the depressing situation of the state company. They will continue to get rid of cars, locomotives and even rails in 2021, writes Delfi news portal in the Baltic countries.


At the end of 2019, the decrease in freight traffic on Latvian railways, compared to the previous reporting period, amounted to 15,8%, to 41,492 million tons. In 2020, this figure fell by a gigantic 41,9%, to 24,113 million tons.

The reduction in the transit of Russian goods and the COVID-19 pandemic have led to dire consequences, but the devastation continues and could become a transport and logistics disaster for the country.

The carrier LDz Cargo, a subsidiary of Latvijas dzelzceļš, is going to sell 9 different freight wagons at an auction on 2021 March 180. They are priced based on wear and tear, but their total starting cost is € 26,88 million.

In the period from February to May 2021, the company expects to sell 4,3 thousand tons of scrap metal. The auctions will sell rails up to 12,5 m long, parts of switches, fasteners, units and parts of rolling stock, as well as car retarders.

At the same time, in August 2020, Latvijas dzelzceļš sold about 200 wagons and 13 locomotives (diesel locomotives) of the M62 series, produced at the Luhansk diesel locomotive plant. In addition, Latvijas dzelzceļš decided to abandon the railway electrification project. It was planned to be carried out together with the development of the Daugavpils railway junction.
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  1. 123 Online 123
    123 (123) 17 February 2021 17: 59
    +8
    Asphalt is no less harmful to the environment than rails and sleepers. The de-communized fraternity must move along forest paths. Forward to a green European future fellow

    1. Alexndr p Offline Alexndr p
      Alexndr p (Alexander) 17 February 2021 18: 39
      +7
      it gives me pleasure to watch the bankruptcy of these reservations
      I like to watch all these forest non-brothers scatter from there like cockroaches. How these demo-states cannot reduce debit with credit) How they prick, but they buy our LNG, in addition to pipe gas) How they depend on our transit. From our imports from these non-states)

      I like to know that they are buying electricity from BelNPP - having closed their Ignali NPP before that - benchmark losers without a hint of consciousness

      It was necessary to resell this ballast nemchura in due time. Although now they are already under conditional nemchu in the EU. So the Germans are great. Show this buster their place

      123, you were minus by some of these .. weak
    2. General Black Offline General Black
      General Black (Gennady) 17 February 2021 19: 55
      +3
      Are these the huts of the Baltic hobbits?
      1. 123 Online 123
        123 (123) 17 February 2021 20: 40
        +5
        No, your excellency, fabulous. The real ones are weak in spirit and will never get rid of the habits of electricity and asphalt. But they are working hard on it. May Saint Greta help them in getting rid of the temptations of civilization. Urbanization is worse than communization laughing
        1. General Black Offline General Black
          General Black (Gennady) 17 February 2021 20: 45
          +3
          Well, then let there be a tenant association "Shelter of wretched chukhonstvo".
          1. Pete mitchell Offline Pete mitchell
            Pete mitchell (Pete Mitchell) 17 February 2021 21: 38
            +1
            You are all evil lol After all, we need to kindly forward into European reality laughing Lessons had to be learned: not even when the Russian Federation cut off the pipe for them, they say, up to a quarter of the annual budget. And later, when Russian businessmen came and considered the possibility of decent investments, but the lessons were not learned - and nothing happened ... Amen
            1. boriz Offline boriz
              boriz (boriz) 17 February 2021 22: 07
              +2
              You demand very difficult things from them.
              At least they just didn't bark.
              1. Pete mitchell Offline Pete mitchell
                Pete mitchell (Pete Mitchell) 17 February 2021 23: 50
                0
                Quote: boriz
                You demand very difficult things from them. At least they just didn't bark.

                I would probably like to see a more pro-active reaction of the Russian Federation - well, so that even the slightest hints are absorbed faster: from a simple to a more problematic solution at your expense: Russia may not be in a hurry - it’s your neighbors have something to think about: having such a huge neighbor where there is no end edge of profit - it's stupid to “surrender” because of short-term bonuses ... sad
  2. Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 17 February 2021 18: 50
    +1
    The Baltic states are small in territory with a relatively even distribution of population and good roads, and therefore the bulk of domestic cargo transportation is provided by road transport.
    Railways are profitable for long-distance transportation - transit to the EU or the use of Russian seaports, but because it is good that they only get rid of unnecessary infrastructure - locomotives, wagons, tracks and other property, and do not wholesale railways.
    1. boriz Offline boriz
      boriz (boriz) 17 February 2021 21: 54
      +1
      There was such a popular anecdote in the USSR about three words with the letter D. Democracy, Demagogy and Devaluation.
      Your reasoning resembles D - Demagogy. This is when a husband proves to his wife that soft ... is much better than hard.
    2. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
      Ulysses (Alexey) 18 February 2021 21: 03
      +1
      it's good that they only get rid of unnecessary infrastructure - locomotives, carriages, ways and other property, and do not wholesale railways.

      This is such a Baltic "know-how", when there are railway roads, but the way together with locomotives and cars are missing ??

      2050 AD.
      Latvian tour guide takes children around the city
      -And these are the children of our railway station of our railway
      -Uncle, what is he for?
      -And I myself have already forgotten, they say there were some pieces of iron lying on some sleepers and strange cars were running along them, but notice how fast we move on carts along the former tracks ..
  3. zz811 Offline zz811
    zz811 (Vlad Pervovich) 18 February 2021 00: 21
    0
    I hope the EU bought all this scrap?
  4. zz811 Offline zz811
    zz811 (Vlad Pervovich) 18 February 2021 00: 22
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    Quote: Jacques Sekavar
    The Baltic states are small in territory with a relatively even distribution of population and good roads, and therefore the bulk of domestic cargo transportation is provided by road transport.
    Railways are profitable for long-distance transportation - transit to the EU or the use of Russian seaports, but because it is good that they only get rid of unnecessary infrastructure - locomotives, wagons, tracks and other property, and do not wholesale railways.

    not yet evening...
  5. oracul Offline oracul
    oracul (leonid) 18 February 2021 07: 53
    0
    The valiant limitrophes ruined the best industrial enterprises that they had, dreaming that the transit of Russian goods through the ports would allow them to live happily ever after. It didn't work out. Now they are returning to their old dream - compensation for the occupation. Russophobia obscures the eyes. Will not work.
  6. _AMUHb_ Offline _AMUHb_
    _AMUHb_ (_AMUHb_) 18 February 2021 08: 27
    +1
    The Fuhrer saw them as servants (cooks, governesses) and they did not mind ... dreams come true
  7. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 18 February 2021 17: 07
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    Quote: 123
    Asphalt is no less harmful to the environment than rails and sleepers. The de-communized fraternity must move along forest paths. Forward to a green European future fellow


    For forest brothers - forest paths! I haven’t forgiven them yet
  8. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
    Ulysses (Alexey) 18 February 2021 21: 07
    +1
    The sale of assets and the dismissal of employees (24%) of the Latvian Railways (Latvijas dzelzceļš) began in 2020 due to the depressing situation of the state company. It will continue to get rid of cars, locomotives and even rails in 2021, writes Delfi, the leading news portal in the Baltic countries.

    Baltic impasse ..