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2 Historically, until World War II, the Baltic States were connected to Europe with 1435 mm European width railway

3 Pre-History Railway system in the Baltic states is a part of larger 1520 mm Eurasian rail network, but technically is not connected with the main European standard gauge (1435 mm) network Due to gauge difference practically there are no rail traffic towards Central and Western Europe, also despite the improvements on the existing rail network First idea of such line - in mid-1990ies, on international co-ordination group in Vilnius agreed on the main features of such line Several studies were performed after that, the AECOM study in 2011 justified the feasibility of such line and defined the main parameters

4 Railway Line from Tallinn to Berlin
Līgas atsūtīais attēls

5 What to expect from Rail Baltica railway line?
Opportunity to return to Europe (connect to Europe) – truly integrate into the European Union – connects capital cities, ports, airports and other strategic objects Largest railroad infrastructure project in the Baltic countries over the last 100 years, with a total length of 728 km Comprises four Member States of the European Union – Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, and indirectly also Finland, extending the route with the connection Tallinn-Helsinki Priority at the European level, the missing cross-border section of the European rail transport system

6 What to expect from Rail Baltica railway line?
Passenger and freight traffic, the speed of passenger trains up to 240 km /h and freight trains up to 120 km /h According to the data of the feasibility study by AECOM (2011), in 2030, it is planned to transport ~ 13 million tons of freight and ~ 5 million passengers per year According to AECOM study estimated investment in Rail Baltica railway line is 3,68bn. EUR, which will be adjusted after conclusion of national studies Main design and construction activities to be carried out in

7 Establishment of Joint Venture «RB Rail» AS
Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have established national Holding Companies which will be Shareholders in Joint Venture – «RB Rail» AS Each Shareholder will invest EUR and receive 1/3 of share capital. Joint Venture will be registered in Riga according to Commercial law of Latvia Joint Venture will have Supervisory board consisting of 6 members elected for period of 3 years and Management board consisting of one member

8 Upcoming tasks for Joint Venture
Prepare and submit common CEF application for first call of proposals by February 2015 Create a team of 1435 mm railway experts and carry out strategic stakeholder consultations Prepare a Business Plan and establish centralized administration and project management Prepare technical specifications, organize centralized public procurement tenders Legal coordination and contract management Development , coordination and marketing activities

9 Vision to become reality
Implementation of the Rail Baltica project will bring immense benefits to our people and companies by integrating into the European Single Market Sustainability of national economy and diversified development will be ensured, improving the opportunities for freight and passenger transportation in the North – South direction; it will also contribute to geo-political stability in the Baltics

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