Zemitāni–Skulte Railway

Zemitāni–Skulte Railway
Termini Zemitāni Station
Skulte Station
Opened 1937[1]
Operator(s) Latvian Railways
Line length 52 km (32.31 mi)[1]
Track gauge 1,524 mm (5 ft)
Route map

The Zemitāni–Skulte Railway is a 52 kilometres (32 mi) long,[1] 1,524 mm (5 ft) gauge railway built in the 20th century to connect Riga and Rūjiena.[2] The railway was originally part of the Mangaļi–Rūjiena Railway that opened 1937. In 1981 the line became part of the Riga–Tallinn Railway, with a travel time of only five hours. The Zemitāni–Skulte Railway got its present length in 1996 due to the financial downturn following the collapse of the Soviet Union.


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