Rail Baltica is a landmark rail infrastructure project that will connect the three Baltic States, Finland, and Poland, bringing the countries closer to each other and closer to Europe. It will remove the logistical bottleneck that currently exists in north-eastern Europe, thus providing the missing link in European transit networks and allowing the Baltic States to finally become fully integrated with other European countries.
First and foremost, Rail Baltica will enable people in the Baltic Sea region to connect to each other. Rail Baltica also adheres to the highest environmental standards, helping make transportation in the region greener and healthier. At the same time, the inherent safety of rail travel combined with the project’s uncompromising safety and security targets are projected to help save more than 400 lives in the first 30 years of operation.
Businesses will be able to use Rail Baltica’s freight transport and multi-modal logistics opportunities to move goods throughout Europe, while services industries will be able to quickly and easily work across the entire region to take advantage of new growth opportunities. On top of that, the project will generate 36 000 new job opportunities in its construction phases. With 85% of the funding for the project coming from EU funds, the region is poised to see huge economic benefits for a relatively small investment.