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First special Amber Train from Muuga port to Kaunas

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©  Sep 13, 2022






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Time: 09:57

First special Amber Train from Muuga port to Kaunas

At 9:28 this morning, the first Amber Train leaves Muuga station, creating a rail corridor for freights between Northern and Western Europe through the Baltic States. The Amber Train improves safety on motorways and protects the environment, moving goods from roads to rails.
“Today we are taking a test ride ‒ we’ll see how the loading of goods, border operations and the exchanging of documents and data function,” explained Raul Toomsalu, Chairman of the Management Board at AS Operail. “This time, we are moving from roads to rails some timber material, peat and construction foam, which we are transporting for our clients to Lithuania.”
According to the plan, the test train will reach the Kaunas terminal through Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania by tomorrow morning. There, the semi-trailers will be loaded onto flat wagons with European rail gauge, and the journey continues towards Western Europe. The Amber Train wagons, however will be loaded with new goods, which the train takes back to Muuga port, where the trailers are loaded onto a ship that takes them to Finland.
@Siimi Thank you very much!
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