Month: May 2015

Rail Baltica – Fast, safe and environmentally friendly rail connection to Europe

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Source:http://railbaltica.info/en/

Rail Baltica – it is a Baltic railway, the building of which would ensure independence to the transport system of the Baltic States and mobility of the inhabitants by using a safe, modern, fast and environmentally friendly transport which would in turn create a potential for new development, jobs and increased competitiveness.

The total length of Rail Baltica is planned to be 729 km of which 235 km will be in the territory of Latvia. The maximum speed for passanger trains is planned to be 240 km/h, the average speed being – 170 km/h. The train trip between Tallinn and border of Lithuania/Poland is estimated to be around 4 hours.