VILNIUS - The work on the Rail Baltica railroad project slowly continues in Poland and Lithuania, Lithuanian State Television reports. Lithuania plans to complete its section of the railroad by 2015, and Poland will modernize its railroad to Lithuania by 2020. In Poland, 350 kilometers of railroads must be modernized so trains could travel at speeds of 160-220 kilometers per hour. Polish officials say that the project is very costly, even with the European Union’s co-financing, and requires that several railroad sections be built from scratch, which is why implementation of the project will continue until 2020.
In Lithuania, Rail Baltica will be 335 kilometers long overall. The Lithuanian government hopes that the railroad’s section to Kaunas will be built by the end of this year.