“Rail Baltica” to connect Baltic region with Central Europe
Latvian officials will discuss with European Commision a possiblity to integrate Latvian railways into the European railway system. Project „Rail Baltica”.
In 2011 Rail Baltica was included in the list of priority projects of the European Union Trans-European Transport Networks (TEN-T). It is supposed to connect Baltic region’s countries (Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland) with Germany, thus improving railways connection between Central and Eastern Europe. The Helsinki-Tallinn route will first be linked by commercial ferries which successfully operate there for many decades. In future it is planned to build an underwater rail tunnel.