Submitted by Poland
Lithuania, Poland, Estonia
Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Estonia
Finland* not part of the 3Seas Initiative
Rail Baltica infrastructure is essential for the connection of the Baltic States to their neighbours and the rest of the EU's internal market, as foreseen in the TEN-T and CEF Regulations.
Baltic States, as a part of former Soviet Union, were linked by the broad gauge railway, not compatible with the rest of the EU. Rail Baltica means 840 km of new railway infrastructure in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia and 370 km of modernized infrastructure in Poland. Ultimately, the Polish section of Rail Baltica is planned and realized as double-track electrified railway main line with maximum permissible speed of not less than 200 km/h for passenger trains and 120 km/h for freight trains. Planned speed of border section of the Rail Baltica will be designed as compatible with the standards of the line, planned and implemented by the Lithuanian side
Mr. Kamil Matuszak Project Director, PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe SA, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org .
In Poland, the Rail Baltica railway route has been divided into 5 implementation sections:
Warsaw - Sadowne (66,5 km), implementation years: 2012-2017, project completed in terms of essential construction works
Sadowne - Czyżew (35.5 km) preparation of documentation and implementation of works planned for the years: 2016-2022– (2023 - ETCS)
Czyżew - Białystok (71.3 km), implementation of works planned for the years: 2020 - 2023, planned date of achieving the target speed by 2024 (after installation of the ETCS system);
Białystok - Ełk (100 km), the implementation of construction works is planned for the years: 2023 - 2027; then the ETCS system will be built. Planned date of achieving the target speed by 2027 (after installation of the ETCS system). Ełk station construction works in the years: 2021-2023.
Ełk - Trakiszki (state border, 100 km), construction works planned for the years: 2024 - 2027; planned date of achieving the target speed by 2027 (after installation of the ETCS system).
Approximately EUR 1.76-1.94 bn in Poland.
At least EUR 3 bn of construction costs in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.
Poland: CEF ( 85% EU funds + 15% domestic funds)