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Gulbene - Alūksne railway is the only operational narrow gauge railway in Baltic countries with regular passenger services between two district centres. Since 3 January 2002 train services have been provided by the private Railway Company "Gulbenes - Alūksnes Banitis" in route Gulbene - Alūksne. The Company is acting in accordance with Rail Transport Law. Passenger rights are safeguarded by Regulation (EC) No 1371/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2007 on rail passengers' rights and obligations.

Two daily return train services provide regular passenger traffic on this route. The journey of 33 km from Gulbene to Alūksne takes one hour and 25 minutes, but the return trip is 5 minutes faster. During the trip the train stops at Stāmeriene, Kalniena and Umernieki, but also by request at Birze, Pūriņi, Dunduri, Paparde and Vējiņi train stops.

Scheduled trains may be hauled by Russian built diesel locomotives of classes TU2 (built in 1950s) or TU7A (built in 1980s). Carriages include Russian and Polish built stock, each of which comfortably seats between 24 and 40 passengers. Carriages are heated during winter time, all carriages have a toilet.

As far facilities on narrow gauge train unfortunately has not an accepted standard for access of disabled passengers yet, but train staff has a legal duty to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate disabled passengers.

Tickets are available on the train. Children under 7 travel free. Fare at a discount for those who buy tickets for five or ten trips.

Plan of the route
Plan of the route

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"Gulbenes - Alūksnes bānītis" Ltd
Viestura street 16G, Gulbene, Gulbene district, LV-4401
+371 64473037, info@banitis.lv