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:
State of progress on 31 December 2014:
The reconstruction works are ongoing. The section from the Latvian-Lithuanian border to Jelgava was completed in 2013. Significant part of the section Sigulda to the Latvian-Estonain border has also been renewed.
Total project cost covered by this Decision:
Percentage of EU support:
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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.