The Action is part of a pre-identified, highly relevant cross-border project connecting the three Baltic States with Central Europe along the North Sea – Baltic Corridor. The aim of the Global Project "Rail Baltic/Rail Baltica" (Tallinn-Riga-Kaunas-Warsaw axis) is to develop a new, EU gauge double-track electrified railway line to eliminate the technical bottleneck due to the gauge differences (1520 mm vs. EU 1,435 mm).
Being the second phase of the Global Project, the Action includes a wide-variety of studies and works on several sites in Estonia, in Riga area (Latvia) and on the Lithuanian section Kaunas (RRT)-Panevezys-Lithuanian/Latvian state border.
Completion of the Action would contribute to the objective of cohesion by increasing the accessibility and connectivity between Northern and Central Europe and in particular would improve the North-South rail transports between the Baltic States and Poland.
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Member States involved:
Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia
Start date: March 2015
End date: December 2020
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