Šeštokai

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Šeštokai
Town
Šeštokai Railway Station
Šeštokai Railway Station
Coat of arms of Šeštokai
Coat of arms
Šeštokai is located in Lithuania
Šeštokai
Šeštokai
Location of Šeštokai
Coordinates: 54°22′0″N 23°26′0″E / 54.36667°N 23.43333°E / 54.36667; 23.43333Coordinates: 54°22′0″N 23°26′0″E / 54.36667°N 23.43333°E / 54.36667; 23.43333
Country Lithuania
Ethnographic regionDzūkija
CountyAlytus County COA.png Alytus County
MunicipalityLazdijai District Municipality
EldershipŠeštokai Eldership
Capital ofŠeštokai Eldership
Population
 (2011)
 • Total686
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Šeštokai is a small town in southern Lithuania.

Railway junction[edit]

It is a transshipment hub and railway junction, serving the break-of-gauge between the 1435 mm line from Poland and the Lithuanian network, which uses 1520 mm. Rail Baltica is set to bring standard gauge all the way to Kaunas, and beyond to Latvia and Estonia. An intermediate phase, sometimes called Rail Baltica I, already brought a single 1435 mm track along the existing line to Kaunas, enabling direct trains between Kaunas and Poland.