Train stations to be more accessible by other means of transport

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The Ministry of Transport (SM) said June 4 that to encourage residents to choose the train more frequently for their daily trips, the Rīga and vicinity railway stations will be turned into "mobility points" with the financing of the Recovery and Resilience Fund.

It is planned that six railway stations in Rīga - Bolderāja, Šķirotava, Zemitāni, Sarkandaugava, Dauderi, Ziemeļblāzma, and two in the vicinity, Carnikava and Saulkrasti, will be turned into "mobility points", meaning that other public transport and bicycle infrastructure will be adjusted so that they are easily accessible.

The setting is to ensure that the railway is linked to the city's public transport, velo and pedestrian infrastructure and other solutions that promote sustainable mobility, the SM said.

Source: Ministry of Transport

It is planned that the cycling connections to be created at the mobility points of Ziemeļblāzma, Dauderi and Sarkandaugava will be included in the existing bicycle infrastructure of Riga City. On the other hand, a new metrobus line will come to the Zemitāni mobility point, and the Šķirotava point will be connected with an extended tram line. 

"We are working to restore passenger transport on the Rīga-Bolderāja railway line, which would be another connection to Pārdaugava with the city center, and in the future enable more train traffic through Riga," said Transport Minister Tālis Linkaits (New Conservative Party).

Other improvements to the public transport system are planned in Riga and Pierīga – the introduction of a single public transport ticket by the end of 2023, as well as matching the departure schedule and real-time passenger information systems.

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