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Thursday, 05.12.2013, 02:04
Lithuania: Rail Baltica advances on schedule
Sinkevicius had visited the site and met with the contractors who ensured him that the work will be completed as scheduled – by late 2015.
The EU standard 1,435 mm wide track is laid from Kaunas, through Marijampole to Lithuanian-Polish border. It is 120 km long. Five main contractors are working on this stretch – Kauno Tiltai, Panevezio Keliai, Hidrostatyba, Eurovia and Gelezinkeliu Tiesimo Centras.
The standard gauge track is being laid while the existing 1,520 mm wide railway track is being reconstructed. The track meeting European standards will be fit for passenger trains to travel at 120 km/h and cargo trains at 80 km/h. Currently all trains are travelling at the speeds of up to 70 km/h.