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Project Rail Baltica would cost EUR 3.68 bln

Danuta Pavilenene, BC, Vilnius, 28.06.2011.Print version
The most viable implementation of the high-speed railroad project Rail Baltica would cost EUR 1.27 billion (LVL 889 million) to Latvia and EUR 3.68 billion (LVL 2.57 billion) to the Baltic States altogether, according to a study carried out by the British consulting company Aecom Ltd. was informed by Latvian Transport Ministry.

Aecom Ltd. studied the route Tallinn-Parnu-Riga-Panevezys-Kaunas. The Baltic States agreed on it this past March. However, the company admits that the project's future will also depend on various political aspects, writes LETA.


Several other Baltic cities that are not directly connected with the 1,435-milimeter railroad – Tartu, Daugavpils, Ventspils, Jelgava, Liepaja, Siauliai, Klaipeda and Vilnius, would be connected to it using the existing 1,520-milimeter railroad lines.


Aecom Ltd. proposes the shortest and most direct route from Tallinn to Kaunas. The railroad will be 728 kilometers long, and the maximum passenger transportation speed will reach 240 kilometers per hour.


Passenger trains will cross the distance from Tallinn to Kaunas in four hours and eight minutes, while freight trains – in ten hours and 29 minutes. The passenger trains' average speed will amount to 170 kilometers per hour, whilst the freight trains' – up to 68 kilometers per hour.


The passenger trains will stop at Tallinn Central Railway Station, Tallinn Airport, Parnu, Riga Central Railway Station, Palemonas railway station in Kaunas and Panevezys.

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