Electrification of the Riga - Ogre section

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Электрификация участка Рига — Огре

Railway line Riga - Ogre - section of the line Riga - Aizkraukle - Krustpils of the Latvian Railway.

In the late 1950s - early 1970s, the Riga - Aizkraukle section, the longest electrified line in Latvia, was electrified. As part of this, in 1959, according to the Lengiprotrans project, the Riga-Ogre section was electrified for a direct current of 3 kV.

The transfer of the railway to electric traction has made it convenient transport links between the resort areas of the Baltic coast and other regions of the country.