Back to list Print 9. Jan. 2013

Heavy snowstorm due on Thursday, car drivers will be allowed to use public transport free of charge

Given weather forecasts, which predict intensive snowing tomorrow, car drivers will be allowed on January 10 to use Riga public free of charge after presenting a car’s registration certificate.

Particularly strong snowstorm is expected after 06.00 am. In order to facilitate transport flow and the operation of road cleaning equipment, Riga City Council urges Riga residents to use public transport and also to take into account that         they will have to spend more time in transport than usually.

Car registration certificates issued to legal entities or family members will be also valid. They must be only presented during ticket control, but not to vehicle drivers. Zero fare for car drivers does not apply to minibuses.

The days when card registration certificates are valid will be announced in municipal portals,, and also through media.

The Transport Department of Riga City Council informs that all companies in charge of street and bridge maintenance will engage all their snow cleaning equipment available once heavy snowfall starts, including specialised frost gritting machines, graders and tractors with snow brushes.

The Transport Department warms drivers that transport flow in the capital may slow down. Drivers are urged to keep longer intervals in between vehicles and    to choose a speed corresponding to road conditions. 

Current information about the situation in Riga streets is available at Twitter account @rdsvc -

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