Meeting in Riga Boosts Knowledge Sharing Between Rail Baltica and Tunnel Euralpin Lyon Turin

Representatives from Rail Baltica and TELT (Tunnel Euralpin Lyon Turin) recently gathered in Riga for a workshop. They shared insights and discussed the progress of the two European railway mega projects. The meeting allowed for open discussions and case-based experience exchange as both projects share a common vision and have the potential to greatly influence […]

The Impact of Rail Baltica Regional Stations in Latvia: A Closer Look

In this article, with Ilze Lukstiņa, Project Coordinator at Eiropas Dzelzceļa līnijas, we briefly explore the concept and functionality of Rail Baltica regional stations and their significance in the larger context of the Rail Baltica project. These stations will serve as vital hubs for seamless connectivity, sustainable travel, and enhanced accessibility shaping the future of […]

Andy Billington: How Rail Baltica is Leading the Way in Digitalisation

Rail Baltica, the ambitious railway project linking Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania with a standard gauge railway connecting to Poland and beyond, is set to transform the Baltic States’ rail infrastructure. With a strong focus on digitalisation, Rail Baltica aims to revolutionise connectivity for passengers and freight. With a background in digitalisation and analytics projects within […]

In Rail Baltica project, the construction of unique pile foundations near Riga Airport has been completed

As part of the Rail Baltica project, a significant phase of infrastructure construction has concluded with the completion of the railway station building and the adjacent pile foundations. These foundations will serve as a solid base for the construction of the first high-speed rail and air connection in the Baltics. A total of 534 piles […]

Construction tender for one of the largest traffic junctions in Estonia announced

The Estonian Transport Administration, in collaboration with Rail Baltic Estonia, has announced a tender for the construction of the Kangru traffic junction located on the border of Kiili and Saku municipalities. The Kangru traffic junction will address the intersections of the Viljandi highway, Kurna-Tuhala public road, and Rail Baltica railway. As part of the project, […]

Open Competition launched for Archaeological Survey in the Protection Zone of Daugmale Hillfort

Rail Baltica’s joint venture RB Rail AS has announced an open competition for archaeological research in the protection zone of the Daugmale hillfort in Latvia. As the designed Rail Baltica high-speed railway line and related infrastructure facilities are planned to be constructed near the hillfort’s protection zone, an archaeological survey of the area is deemed […]

The following Rail Baltica environmental impact assessments for the Estonian section have received the green light

To date, the environmental impact assessments (EIA) required for the construction of the Rail Baltica railway in Estonia have been declared compliant for five out of eight sections. Most recently, in early April, the Technical Regulatory Authority (TTJA) confirmed the compliance of the environmental impact assessment for the approximately 19-kilometer section from Kangru to the […]

What will Rail Baltica Riga Central Railway Station look like in the future?

In central Riga, Rail Baltica construction works are increasingly visible. Within the territory of Riga International Bus Station, the structure of the railway viaduct is clearly taking shape. Meanwhile, next to the city canal, the walls supporting the Rail Baltica railway bridge over the canal have been fully built, the southern section of the existing […]

Rail Baltica Baltic Survey 2022: support for the Rail Baltica global project remains consistently high

The annual pan-Baltic survey on the resident’s attitudes* towards Rail Baltica was conducted for the fifth consecutive time. The Baltic Survey results showed that the general support level for the largest railway infrastructure project in the Baltics remains stable high across all three Baltic States with the average support of 61% in 2022 similarly to […]

London South Bank University students visit Rail Baltica in Riga

At the end of March, Rail Baltica team had a pleasure to welcome a group of London South Bank University master’s students who were interested in learning more about the Baltics’ most ambitious railway transport infrastructure project. The students specialize in urban planning and design, and came to Latvia to explore sustainability issues and to […]

GRK Eesti AS and GRK Suomi OY announced winners of the Rail Baltica Ülemiste railway infrastructure construction tender

On 9 February, Rail Baltica national implementing body in Estonia “Rail Baltic Estonia” announced the winner of the Rail Baltica Ülemiste railway infrastructure construction tender. Purpose of the construction works is to rebuild the existing Ülemiste railway infrastructure to make room for the Rail Baltica 1435 mm gauge railway. For this purpose, nearly 16.3 kilometers […]

Progress meeting with European Climate Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) and Rail Baltica management held in Riga

On 7 and 8 February 2023, a progress meeting of the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) and the management representatives of Rail Baltica delivery organizations was held in Riga to revisit the Global Project’s implementation progress. Representatives of Rail Baltica joint venture RB Rail AS gave an overview of the mainline design […]