Railway lines in Latvia

Year of opening

Line name, owners

The length of railway line

Gauge

1860. 

St. Pēterburga – Varšava, section Rītupe (Schogowa) – Daugavpils, The Russian Main Railway Company

179 km

1524 mm

1861..

Rīga – Daugavpils (Dünaburg). The Rīga–Dünaburg Railway Company,  from 1894. state

218 km

1524 mm

1862.

Daugavpils – Zemgale. The Russian Main Railway Company,  from 1894. state

24 km

1524 mm

1866.

Section of Daugavpils – Vitebska railway, Daugavpils – Indra (Balbinowo), 1868. - Polocka, 1868. - Vitebska, 1868.– Orla, 1871. - Caricina (Volgograda),  The Rīga–Dünaburg Railway Company,  from 1894. state

76 km

1524 mm

1868. 

Rīga – Jelgava (Mitau), Rīga–Mitau Railway Company ,  from 1894. state

. 43 km

1524 mm

1871.

Liepāja (Libau) – Kaišadori, dzelzceļa posms Liepāja – Vaiņode (Wainoden), The Libau Railway Company, from 1877. gada Libau – Romnu Railway Company,  from 1891. state

67 km

1524 mm

1872.

Rīga – Mīlgrāvis (Mülengraben), The Rīga–Dünaburg Railway Company,  from 1894. state

11 km

1524 mm

1873.

Rīga – Bolderāja, The Rīga–Dünaburg Railway Company, from 1894. state

18 km

1524 mm

1873.

Radvilišķi – Grīva (Kalkuhnen), Rīga–Mitau Railway Company, from 1894. state

32 km

1524 mm

1873. 

Jelgava – Mažeiķi, section Jelgava – Reņģe

75 km

1524 mm

1877.

Rīga – Tukums, Rīgas – Tukums  Railway Company, no 1891. g. The Rīga–Dünaburg Railway Company, no 1895. g. valsts

58 km from Zasulauka

1524 mm

1889. 

Rīga – Pleskava posms Rīga – Valka, state

164 km from Zemitāniem

1524 mm

1897. 

Valka – Pērnava (750 mm) posms Valka –Rūjiena -  Ipiķi - Moisakīla, from 1918.state

67 km

750 mm

1900.

Liepāja – Aizpute (Hasenpoth), Liepāja – Aizpute  Railway Company, from 1938. state (750 mm). Line Liepāja – Aizpute closed in 1964. 

49 km

1000 mm

1901.–1904.

Line Maskava – Ventspils (Windau) sections opened - 1901. Tukums – Ventspils un Krustpils (Kreutzburg) – Zilupe (Rosenowskaja) - Maskava, 1904. Tukums – Jelgava – Krustpils. Moscow–Windau– Rybinsk Railway Company, from1918. state

456 km

1524 mm

1902.

Abrene – Sita, state

67 km

1524 mm

1903. 

Valka – Pļaviņas (Stockmannschof) (750 mm) sections Valka – Žuldiņi, Ape – Pļaviņas. The Vidzeme Branch Line Railway Company, from 1918. state, section Pļaviņas – Gulbene 1915 .- 16. converted to 1524 mm. 

210/176 km

750 mm

1912.

Ainaži – Valmiera - Smiltene, The Valmiera Narrow Gauge Branch Line Railway Company  

113 km

750 mm

World War I

1913.

Liepāja – Ziemupe (neekspluatē)

40 km

600 mm

1915.

Priekule – Skoda, section Priekule – Kalēti, German army

20 km

1435 mm

1915.

Jelgava – Tilzīte, section Jelgava – Meitene, German army

33 km

1435 mm

1916.

Ieriķi – Gulbene, Russian army

105 km

1524 mm

1916.

Gulbene – Sita, Russian army

22 km

1524 mm

1916.

Sita – Aleksandropole, Russian army, used for Sitas – Rēzeknes (750 mm) line 

12 km

1524 mm

1916.

Ropaži – Endzeliņmežs (750 mm), Russian army, closed in 1924

18 km

750 mm

1916.

Ropaži – Ādaži (600 mm) German army

12 km

600 mm

1916.

Ikšķile – Kranciems (600 mm), German army

14 km

600 mm

1916.

Meitene – Bauska (600 mm), German army

33 km

600 mm

1916.

Dubeņi – Rucava (600 mm), German army, (from 1922. Liepāja – Rucava), from 1932.- 750 mm, closed 1960. 

41 km

600 mm

1916.

Pāvilosta - Alsunga (600 mm), German army, in 1926. closed

 

600 mm

1916.

Aizpute – Saldus (600 mm), German army, in 1929.closed

 

600 mm

1916. 

Valtaiķi – Laidi (600 mm), German army, in 1929.closed

 

600 mm

1917.

The Ventspils - Stende field railway network  (600 mm), Ventspils – Mazirbe - Stende, Cīruļi – Roja, Valdgale – Engure, German army

138 km, 33 km, 26 km

600 mm

1916.

The Viesīte field railway network  (600 mm): Jēkabpils – Nereta, Siliņi Aknīste, Viesīte – Daudzeva, German army

60 km 48 km 36 km

600 mm

Latvian state railways 1919-1940

1929.

Glūda – Liepāja

156,5 km + 7,13 km

1524 mm

1930.

Sita - Bēzpils

21,4 km

750 mm

1932.

Liepāja – Alsunga, branch Kursa - Pāvilosta

30 km

750 mm

1934.

Sita – Rēzekne, closed in 1965 

78,6 km

750 mm

1934.

Ventspils – Dundaga, 

50,8 km

600 mm

1934.

mežu dzelzceļi: Ogre – Laubere, Inčukalns – Allaži, Siliņi – Elkšņi, Plintiņi – Raķukrogs, valsts, nodoti Mežu ministrijai

37,2 km 22,9 km 30,8 km 13,1 km

600 mm

1934./35.

Pakalnieši – Kūdupe

29,9 km

1524 mm

1935.

Alsunga – Kuldīga, 

750 mm

 

1935.

Madona – Lubāna, closed in 1990.

35,1 km

1524 mm

1936.

Krustpils – Jēkabpils, closed in 1944. 

4,3 km

1524 mm

1937.

Rīga - Ērgļi, closed 2007

97,5 km (from Jāņavārtiem)

1524 mm

1937.

Rīga – Rūjiena, several sections closed from 1996

139, 60 km (from Mangaļu st.)

1524 mm

The railway lines during the German and Soviet occupation regime (1940 -1991)

1944.

Alsunga – Ventspils, German army, closed in 1996.

from 1945 - 1524 mm

1435 mm