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More than 10 000 persons have registered for the adventure game Dzelzs ceļotāji in a week

Wednesday, 15 July, 2009

Within the framework of the anniversary month of Latvijas dzelzceļš there was launched a game Dzelzs ceļotāji in cooperation with a social portal The teams of 4 persons have to travel by train or another transport to 24 railway stations in all Latvia; they have to take pictures and then put the team photos in the game section of the portal. The game was launched on 8 July and during the first half hour there had been registered sixty teams, but in a week the total number of players reached 10 382 persons, who have formed 6274 teams.

Although several teams have already became the leaders and have taken pictures in 18 game checkpoints, the intrigue of the game will start on 24 July at 12.00, when there will be announced the covered checkpoints – 6 railway stations. In order to count the points for the total score of the team, all of the team players have to take pictures in these stations. “Each minute will be worth its weight in gold, because according to the rules of the game only the quickest teams, which will reach six checkpoints the first, will receive the prizes – train tickets to Paris, St.Petersburg and around Latvia,” told Antra Birzule, Head of Public Relations Division of Latvijas dzelzceļš (LDz). “We are satisfied that so many young people, the users of the portal, have chosen to spend their time actively traveling and visiting railway stations nearby and far away,” she added.

Each user of the portal can register for the game Dzelzs ceļotāji. In order not only to travel, but also to get to know more on Latvian railway, everybody is invited to visit LDz anniversary website and to read descriptions of the stations in the interactive map. In the anniversary website it is possible to find the history of Latvijas dzelzceļš, stories of the railwaymen, events programme and other useful information.

Within the framework of the anniversary month of Latvijas dzelzceļš from 8 July until 5 August Latvian Railway History Museum will work on Wednesdays until 21.00 and will provide special activities and entertainment. On 15 July the popular group Hospitāļu iela gave a musical performance and everybody had a chance to participate in an interesting orientation game. The children were entertained by the attractive Peppy.

Entrance fee to all museum events:

  • A children’s drawing – greetings to Latvijas dzelzceļš, or
  • A present to the museum – old suitcase, which will be used for the renewed baggage wagon collection, or
  • Answering to five catch questions about railway history, or
  • Entrance ticket – 1 LVL for adults, 0.50 santims for pupils; children under age 6 – free of charge.

Information prepared by LDz Public Relations Division

Additional information:

Antra Birzule

Head of LDz Public Relations Division

Phone: +371 67234909


More information: or, or LDz information telephone 1181