Rail Baltica reportedly faces setback: ‘more expensive and delays’

Future Rail Baltica International Station in Riga (Photo: Rail Baltica)
The Future Rail Baltica International Central Station in Riga Rail Baltica

The Rail Baltica international railway project will cost significantly more than originally planned and is facing delays, according to reports of the investigative Latvian television show De Facto. A railway bridge across the Daugave river in Riga is reportedly likely to be abandoned in the first phase of the project, which should be finished by 2030. 

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Author: Esther Geerts

Former Editor RailTech.com

1 comment op “Rail Baltica reportedly faces setback: ‘more expensive and delays’”

Joachim Falkenhagen|28.11.23|16:49

It seems that Rail Baltica had a quite rigorous line speed target, rather that setting a target, but allowing for lower design speed if the terrain or other obstacles suggest so. This may have added to costs for bridges etc.
Also, the connection to Riga airport seemed to be almost more important than the connection between the countries. But I may be wrong.

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