Rail Baltica plan faces environmental review

  • 2014-07-09
  • From wire reports, RIGA

Local governments to be affected by the new Rail Baltica route have been presented with a report on the environmental impacts of various routes, reports LETA.

All routes were thoroughly compared, using criteria related to the natural and human environment, and from the point of view of technical feasibility, costs of construction work and socio-economic aspects.

Now the planning of the international high-speed railway route will proceed with analysis of proposals that were lodged.
The route of Rail Baltica in Estonia is planned to be definitively set with imposing county plans in the first half of 2016.

The Rail Baltica project plans to create a rail line from Tallinn to Berlin in an effort to create faster connection times and boost local economies.

It's estimated work on the project could be completed in a decade whilst its hoped construction work could begin next year.