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Gulbene-Aluksne Railway

Scope of activity of LLC «Gulbenes - Aluksnes banitis» is to provide railway traffic for region’s inhabitants as well as to provide tourism and recreation services for Latvian and foreign tourists. 

Company uses its potential and finances of European Union and Latvian State Culture Capital Fund for preservation and modernization of the only state protected monument of technical history in Latvia - narrow gauged railway line Gulbene - Aluksne.

LLC «Gulbenes - Aluksnes banitis» was founded in 2001 and since 2002 provides passenger transportation on regular basis and provides tourist trips as well as various entertaining parties.

LLC «Gulbenes - Aluksnes banitis» is a member of The European Federation of Museum & Tourist Railways FEDECRAIL.

Company’s management and administration:

LLC «Gulbenes - Aluksnes banitis» is managed by the board of members, which includes 4 institutions: Gulbene City Council, Aluksne City Council, Stameriena District Council and Society of Latvian Railway Workers, as well as 5 persons: Toms Altbergs, Andris Biedrins, Aldis Kreislers, Osvalds Lucans un Andris Sitniks. There are 24 people in the company.

Board of members elects an Executive director whose official title according to statutes is Member of the board. Since the foundation of the company in 2001 Member of the board is  Osvalds Lucans.


LLC «Gulbenes - Aluksnes banitis» offers:

  • Regular trips every day
    Time schedule/ Ticket prices
    Coupling of a wagon to regular trip train
    Choice of a wagon/ Price - Ls 60
  • From June 1 till October 1 on the first and the last Saturday of every month – entertaining trip with steam locomotive "Marisa" on section Gulbene - Kalniena - Gulbene
  • Reservation of special train trip
    By diesel locomotive/ By steam locomotive
    Choice of wagons/ As a recreation trip
  • Additional services to tourists

Contact information:

Legal address: Ernesta Birznieka-Upīša street 18a, Riga, LV-1050
Address de facto: Viestura street 12, Gulbene, LV-4400
Phone/fax: + 371 64473037
E-mail: banitis@inbox.lv

Contact persons:

Osvalds Lucans +371 29531812  lucans@inbox.lv
Member of the board (Executive director)

Andris Biedrins +371 29531097  abiedrins@apollo.lv
Project coordinator

Toms Altbergs   +371 29107283 toms.altbergs@ldz.lv
Railway history expert

Mikus Biedrins +371 29148924  mix3@inbox.lv
Webmaster, coordinator of Club of Friends

Account details:

Registration No. 40003542763
Address: Ernesta Birznieka-Upīša street 18a, Riga, LV-1050
Account: LV16LHZB 4400039299001 Latvijas Hipotēku un zemes banka

Structure of providing of traffic of LLC «Gulbenes — Aluksnes banitis» Structure of providing of traffic of LLC «Gulbenes — Aluksnes banitis»
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