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Date: 09/14/21 11:53
New bicycle for gobbl3gook
Author: petmew

In the summer of 2013 my son and I took a train trip from Warsaw, Poland, to Vilnius, Lithuania.

In Suwalki we spotted this thing:

Closer by:

Perhaps a suggestion, Ted? ;-)

Date: 09/15/21 00:13
Re: New bicycle for gobbl3gook
Author: gobbl3gook

Cool!  Jealous!  Maybe I could make a removable attachment!  

What was the routing into Lithuania?  Direct from Suwaki to Kaunas?  I did that route in 2016, but I thought it had only recently been developed for passenger service.  It only had trains on weekends.  

In the Soviet era the mainlines from Poland to Lithuania went through either Kallingrad Province or Belarus.  And after Poland and Lithuania both joined the EU, it made sense to develop a passenger rail line between them.  I'm not sure if any of the route was new construction, or how far the European standard gauge track extended into Lithuania previously.  But when I was there it was a European standard gauge line all the way from Kaunas to Suwalki.  

It will be exciting once Rail Baltica gets built, and you will be able to take a single train from Warsaw to Tallinn, via Suwalki - Kaunas - Riga!  

Ted in OR

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/15/21 15:49 by gobbl3gook.

Date: 12/09/21 12:33
Re: New bicycle for gobbl3gook
Author: petmew

Sorry Ted, I missed your question.
If my memory serves me well, we changed trains in Šeštokai. And again in Kaunas.

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