Submitted by Estonia
Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Estonia
Finland* not part of the 3Seas Initiative
- To remove transport infrastructure bottlenecks;
- To build missing cross-border connection
- To promote modal integration and interoperability;
- Improve safety;
Increase the share of sustainable mobility/Reduce environmental footprint of mobility/transport sector.
Rail Baltica is a greenfield rail transport infrastructure project with a goal to integrate the Baltic States in the European rail network. The project includes directly five European Union countries – Republic of Poland, Republic of Lithuania, Republic of Latvia, Republic of Estonia and indirectly Republic of Finland.
So far, the three Baltic states and RB Rail AS have received three grants designed under the CEF for the construction of the Rail Baltica railway, having signed Grant Agreements to a total value of 1,15 bln euros. Total Global Project value is 5,8 bln. Eur.
The implementation of the Rail Baltica project is financed by the national states — Republic of Estonia, Republic of Latvia and Republic of Lithuania — and co-funding from the European Union up to 85% of the total eligible costs, in particular in the framework of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) funding instrument.