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Increased Loading and Unloading Capacity for Military Freight on the North Sea-Baltic Corridor

Increased Loading and Unloading Capacity for Military Freight on the North Sea-Baltic Corridor
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05 / 04 / 2023

LTG Infra will construct a dual-purpose military and civilian loading yard in Palemonas, Kaunas, which will include the railway tracks construction and the upgrading and installation of engineering networks.

In March, LTG Infra launched a public tender for the procurement of design services and construction project execution services for the project Installation of a military/civilian loading bay in Palemonas. The contract is expected to be signed in the third quarter of this year.

"We aim to contribute to Lithuania's military mobility by increasing the loading and unloading capacity for civilian/military cargo at Kaunas Palemonas railway station. Kaunas is currently the furthest (northernmost) point in Lithuania connected to the European rail network. Freight transported along the North Sea-Baltic Corridor includes military freight of vital importance to the common security and training of NATO forces. By implementing this project and increasing the handling capacity, we will create additional benefits for the country's businesses," says Rūta Jakubauskienė, Acting CEO of LTG Infra. 

The project involves the reconstruction and installation of a dual-purpose military and civil loading bay pavement of approximately 25,000 m², reinforcing the pavement and adapting it to withstand the expected weight of 120 tonnes. It also includes the construction of railway tracks, the installation of noise attenuation walls and the rehabilitation and installation of utilities.

This project, along with the capacity extension of the Palemonas siding adjacent to the loading bay and the construction of three additional tracks, will enable vehicles to access the site on a narrow gauge track and to carry out the necessary manoeuvring and a smooth loading process. A 1.5 km stretch of Palemono Street is to be reconstructed for easy interaction with the road network.  

Currently, the loading of military vehicles, oversized and bulk cargo is carried out at the Šeštokai railway terminal near the Polish border. Cargo continues to be transported by road to destinations in Lithuania.  

LTG Infra is an LTG Group company that manages, modernises and develops the country's railway network. 

The LTG Group consists of the holding company Lietuvos geležinkeliai (LTG) and its main subsidiaries - LTG Cargo, a freight transport company, LTG Link, a passenger transport company, and LTG Infra, a company that manages the country's railway network and is responsible for its modernisation and development.

Source: LTG