Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Rail 2007-LV-27060-P

1) Reconstruction/upgrading: cross-border section north Valmiera-Valka and cross-border section south Jelgava-LT border 2) Reconstruction/upgrading Sigulda-Valmiera


This project is part of the "Rail Baltica" linking Warsaw-Kaunas-Riga-Tallinn-Helsinki (Priority Project 27). The main objective of the Action is to provide passenger train speeds of up to 120 km/h and freight train speeds of up to 80 km/h along the Latvian sections of "Rail Baltica" existing line. The project covers the works required to reconstruct 152 km of railway line on the "Rail Baltica" route.


Precisely, it aims to upgrade and reconstruct the following cross-border sections:

  • Northern segment: from Sigulda to Valka on the Latvian-Estonian border  
  • Southern segment: Latvian-Lithuanian border to Jelgava



This project has been completed.




National budget:










Total project cost covered by this Decision:



Percentage of EU support:  


Works: 23.15%

EU contribution: 




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This project was also looked at during the Mid-Term Review of the 2007-2013 TEN-T Multi-Annual Work Programme.

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Implementation schedule:

Start date: May 2008

End date: December 2015


Beneficiaries & Implementing bodies:

 Ministry of Transport

 Latvian Railway


Additional information:

 European Commission, DG MOVE

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