2011-06-16 16:42

Baggage ticket required only for transporting pets on Riga public transport

From now on a baggage ticket for Riga public transport must be purchased only for transporting pets unless carried in a container; the maximum size of baggage has also also increased.

From June 16, a baggage ticket for Riga public transport is required only for transporting pets unless carried in a special bag or other way of their safe transportation classified as hand baggage. Ticket price is LVL 0.70 (~ 1 EUR). The maximum size of baggage is also increased up to 180 cm (instead of 150 cm).

The baggage restrictions do not concern technical means for customers with disabilities, pregnant women, elderly passengers and adults travelling with small children, as well as one set of athletic equipment and musical instrument, if there is technical capacity.

Baggage restrictions also include items with the total exterior dimensions of the piece (length, height, width) exceeding 300 cm and hand baggage length over 180cm. Ban on transporting bicycles is still in effect.

Tickets: LVL 0.70 (~ 1EUR) available from the bus driver and at news-stalls. E-tickets can also be purchased for a specific number of rides. More information on tickets under the section Look: Public transport.

For more information on "Rīgas Satiksme" services, public transport schedules, ticket types and other news go to www.rigassatiksme.lv or call 80001919.

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