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Rail Baltica wins CEF backing

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Rail Baltica has successfully bid for funding through the European Commission’s Connecting Europe Facility (CEF).

The project’s aspiration is to open a new standard-gauge railway line to link the cities of Tallinn, Riga, Kaunas and Warsaw, removing the current mismatch of track gauges.

€442 million will be provided through the CEF to carry out studies on sections of the corridor in Estonia, Latvia and on the Kaunas (RRT) – Panevezys – Lithuanian/Latvian border section.

The realisation of Rail Baltica will “contribute to the objective of cohesion by increasing the accessibility and connectivity between Northern and Central Europe and in particular would improve the North-South rail transports between the Baltic States and Poland,” said the EC.

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