Pasažieru vilciens

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Pasažieru vilciens
public company
Industry Public transportation
Founded 2001
Headquarters Riga
Area served
Latvia
Website www.pv.lv
RVR ER2T passenger train

Pasažieru vilciens ("Passenger train", abbreviated: PV) is the only passenger-carrying railway company in Latvia, operating both electric and diesel trains on various lines throughout the country. It was formed in November 2001 by bringing together two separate companies, PPU "Elektrovilciens" and PPU "Dīzeļvilciens", under one name, creating the first subsidiary of Latvian Railways (Latvijas dzelzceļš). PV currently operates twelve routes (four electric, eight diesel) with its main operating base being the capital city, Riga.[1] As of 2006, the company employed some 1136 people.[2]

Stations[edit]

The main stations on the PV network are as follows:[3]

Routes[edit]

Electric train line
(Riga-Jurmala,Riga-Jelgava)
Riga Central Station
Torņakalns
Atgāzene
Turība
Tīraine
Baloži
Jaunolaine
Olaine
Dalbe
Cena
Ozolnieki
Cukurfabrika
Jelgava
Zasulauks
Depo
Zolitūde
Imanta
Babīte
Priedaine
Lielupe
Bulduri
Dzintari
Majori
Dubulti
Jaundubulti
Pumpuri
Melluži
Asari
Vaivari
Sloka
Kūdra
Ķemeri
Smārde
Milzkalne
Tukums-1
Tukums2
Electric train line
(Riga-Skulte,Riga-Aizkraukle)
Riga Central Station
Zemitāni
Brasa
Sarkandaugava
Mangaļi
Ziemeļblāzma
Vecdaugava
Vecāķi
Kalngale
Garciems
Garupe
Carnikava
Gauja
Lilaste
Inčupe
Pabaži
Saulkrasti
Ķīšupe
Zvejniekciems
Skulte
Vagonu parks
Jāņavārti
Daugmale
Šķirotava
Dole
Salaspils
Saulkalne
Ikšķile
Jaunogre
Ogre
Pārogre
Ciemupe
Ķegums
Lielvārde
Kaibala
Jumprava
Dendrārijs
Skrīveri
Muldakmens
Aizkraukle

PV routes

Start station End station Train type Notes
Riga Ventspils D;K Approximate ticket price is 4,00LVL
and traveling time up to 2:30
Riga Liepāja D;K Approximate ticket price is 4,70LVL
and traveling time up to 3:10
Riga Jelgava D, E;O Approximate ticket price is 1,00 to 2,00LVL
and traveling time up to 0:50
Riga Reņģe D;O Approximate ticket price is 2,10LVL
and traveling time up to 2:25
Riga Aizkraukle D, E;O Approximate ticket price is 1,55LVL
and traveling time up to 2:00
Riga Pļaviņas D;O Approximate ticket price is 2,00LVL
and traveling time up to 2:00
Riga Gulbene D;O Approximate ticket price is 3,50LVL
and traveling time up to 4:20
Riga Krustpils D;O Approximate ticket price is 2,25LVL
and traveling time up to 2:30
Riga Daugavpils D;K Approximate ticket price is 3,60LVL
and traveling time up to 3:50
Riga Rēzekne D;K Approximate ticket price is 3,66LVL
and traveling time up to 4:15
Riga Zilupe D;O Approximate ticket price is 4,50LVL
and traveling time up to 5:20
Riga Skulte E;O Approximate ticket price is 1,20LVL
and traveling time up to 1:15
Riga Valga D;O Approximate ticket price is 2,85LVL
and traveling time up to 3:15
This route end stop is in Valga (EstoniaEstonia)
and it is a sister town of Valka(LatviaLatvia)
both of them has one train station.
Riga Sigulda D;O One of the most beautiful cities in Latvia.
It is usually reached by train.
Approximate ticket price is 1,10LVL
and traveling time up to 1:15
Gulbene Alūksne D The only narrow gauge train line in Latvia
Approximate ticket price is 1,70LVL
and traveling time up to 1:30
This is a unique train line
and it has been approved as a state cultural monument.

D-Diesel-engine train
E-Electric train
O-A carriage with unnumbered seats
K-A carriage with a higher level of comfort and numbered seats
For narrow gauge train information is available here: Gulbene-Aluksne railway

Rolling stock[edit]

The current rolling stock consists of mainly elderly Soviet-period trains built locally by RVR, although some have been refurbished in recent years [4]

Class Type Number Year
ER2 EMU 108 1962
ER2T EMU 23 1987
DR1A DMU 31 1973
DR1AM DMU 10 1998

In 2012 PV ordered 34 three-car electric multiple unit trains and 7 three-car diesel multiple unit trains from CAF.[5] Later that year the contract was halted and a new procurement organized. A hire/purchase contract for 25 Stadler FLIRT EMUs was likewise cancelled in July 2014 and another tender organized.[6][7] In December 2015, five contenders; Talgo, CAF, Stadler, Škoda and Uralskie Lokomotivy (a joint venture by Siemens and the Sinara Group) were approved for participation in the second stage of the train procurement project. The contract will be for 32 trains.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pasažieru Vilciens overview". Pasažieru Vilciens. Retrieved 2007-06-17. 
  2. ^ "Employees". Pasažieru Vilciens. Retrieved 2007-06-17. 
  3. ^ "Main stations". Pasažieru Vilciens. Retrieved 2007-06-17. 
  4. ^ "Rolling stock". Rail Fan Europe. Retrieved 2007-06-17. 
  5. ^ "CAF wins Latvian train contract". Railway Gazette International. 10 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Pasazieru vilciens awarded Stadler the contract for leasing new EMUs". Think Railways. 3 July 2014. 
  7. ^ "Pasazieru vilciens new board stops train procurement process". Think Railways. 23 July 2014. 
  8. ^ "Five contenders approved for second stage of train procurement project in Latvia". Baltic News Network. 29 December 2015. 

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