Lithuania participates in the implementation of the international transport project “Rail Baltica” which aims at connecting Warsaw, Kaunas, Riga, Tallinn and Helsinki by European gauge railway line. “Rail Baltica” route is considered as priority project No 27 of Trans-European transport network (TEN-T). This railway will considerably facilitate and accelerate the journeys of passengers as well as the transportation of cargo from the Baltic States and Finland to the Central Europe.

On 7 April 2010 Government of the Republic of Lithuania by its resolution No. 371 has acknowledged “Rail Baltica” as an economic project of State importance. On 11 October 2011 Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania by its resolution No XI-161 acknowledged „Rail Baltica“ as a Project of extreme national importance.  The project „Rail Baltica“ is being successfully implementing according to the Resolution No. 1802 of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania of 23 December 2009 “On confirmation of the urgent plan of actions necessary for the implementation of „Rail Baltica“ project” and according to preparatory work plan for the construction of European standard railway line from Kaunas to the Lithuanian-Latvian border , which was approved by the Resolution No. 1195 of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania of 26 September 2012.

Minister for Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania, having regard to the findings of the European standard railway line Kaunas – Lithuanian/Latvian border strategic environmental impact assessment report carried out by the JSC "SWECO Lithuania", on the 18 March 2015 issued order and approved priority alternative for the implementation of project is European gauge railway line Kaunas–Panevėžys–Lithuanian/Latvian border.

In the October 2014 AECOM Infrastructure & Environment UK Limited has concluded feasibility study on the inclusion of Vilnius junction in the “Rail Baltica” line.  And on the basis of the findings of this study it was decided to include Vilnius junction into “Rail Baltica” project.

You can find actual information “Rail Baltica” project here.

Last updated: 18-11-2023