Amber Train is an intermodal train which runs on the route Šeštokai/Kaunas – Riga – Tallinn (Muuga).
Amber Train connects the three Baltic States by railways, thus opens new business opportunities for freight shippers.
Exclusivity of the project is the connection of Western and North Europe, using the unique Šeštokai and Kaunas intermodal terminal, which enable the transshipment of freight from the European gauge to the 1520 mm gauge and vice versa. The full implementation of Rail Baltica project in the future will help to create new opportunities, but today the existing infrastructure can be still used efficiently to provide efficient, safe and convenient freight logistics services.
The first pilot Amber Train trip from Šeštokai terminal in Lithuania to Paldiski terminal in Estonia was launched in April of 2018. It was 43 intermodal units train, which arrived to Šeštokai from France.
Operations are managed by Lithuanian Railways, Latvia's LDz Loģistika and Estonia's Operail.
Amber Train website: http://ambertrain.eu
Advantages of Amber Train:
- Stable schedule – 2 times per week
- Transportation of goods – by less then 24 hours through Baltic states
- Competitive and stable pricing
- Freight volume possibilities – up to 43 containers
- More transportation capacity by one order than trucks
- Possibility to transport heavier (up to 30 tons), oversized, temperature sensitive and dangerous goods
- Full service package
- No truck driver and road toll expences
- No shortages due to road traffic
- Harbour connection
Updated on 2020-08-11