Riga City Council allocates EUR 4.2 million for integration of Rail Baltica in city center infrastructure

  • 2022-01-06
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - The Riga City Council financial and administration affairs committee today supported allocation of EUR 4.2 million for integration of Rail Baltica in the city center infrastructure.

The goal of the project is to ensure safe and convenient mobility of pedestrians, cyclists and public transport in the territory of the Riga Central Train Terminal.

The project will be implemented until December 2023. 

The total costs of the project are EUR 28 million, including EUR 23.8 million from the EU Cohesion Fund, and EUR 4.2 million national funding.

As reported, Rail Baltica is a double track, European standard 1,435 mm gauge electrified railroad for passenger and freight transport to be built from Tallinn to the Lithuanian-Polish border. The overall length of the railroad will be 870 kilometers, with train speeds reaching a maximum of 240 kilometers per hour once it is completed and running.