Posts tagged as Latvian Railways

Latvia: Moose visits DIY store, misses train, takes a dip instead

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Eyewitness reports broke out Tuesday October 20 morning that a rather large individual was running along train tracks on the railway bridge in the center of Rīga. The rash commuter chasing runaway trains turned out to be a rather large moose or elk. The animal was first seen in Grīziņkalna park, later an eyewitness filmed it near a DIY store (receipts were not provided). Next, Latvian Railways (Latvijas Dzelzceļš) cameras caught…

Big job losses announced at Latvian Railways

Thursday, January 16, 2020

The management of Latvia’s state-owned railway company Latvijas dzelzceļš (LDz) announced large-scale job losses within the company January 16. Around 1,500 employees are set to lose their jobs by the end of the year, officials told journalists. “Taking into account the negative tendencies within cargo transportation and the necessity to significantly increase the efficiency of Latvijas dzelzceļš operating activities, thus stabilizing the company, along with a significant reduction of operating costs, VAS Latvijas dzelzceļš plans to…

Boss and board member fired from Latvian Railways

Friday, July 26, 2019

The supervisory board at the state-owned railroad company Latvijas Dzelzceļš (Latvian Railways) has agreed to terminate employment contracts with the company’s management board chairman Edvīns Bērziņš and board member Aivars Strakšas, the supervisory board’s chairman Jānis Lange told the press July 25. August 12 will be the two board members’ last day in their jobs. Ēriks Šmuksts and Ainis Stūrmanis will continue as board members at the state-owned railways company.…

“Latvian Railways” chief convinced board will continue

Thursday, June 6, 2019

The board of the State JSC “Latvian Railways” will continue its work, said Edvīns Bērziņš, the chairman of the board of the company, speaking about the anticipated council meeting, in which the dismissal of two board members – Aivars Strakšas and Ainis Stūrmanis – was to be discussed. Currently, the board of “Latvian Railways” consists of its chairman Edvīns Bērziņš, together with board members Aivars Strakšas, Ēriks Šmuksts and Ainis Stūrmanis. Bērziņš and…