Joint Chamber Business Breakfast on Rail Baltica

Joint Chamber Business Breakfast on Rail Baltica

Date:         Wednesday, 31 January 2018 

Time:         Breakfast from 8.00-9.00, presentations at 9.00-10.30 followed by Q&A

Venue:         Tallink Hotel Riga, Elizabetes iela 24, Riga

Admission:     20 EUR members, 35 EUR guests  

Registration:     to the Swedish Chamber scc@scc.lv by Tuesday, 30 January . Cancellations after this date will be invoiced as attendance. 

 

Rail Baltica – Project of the Century

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 five European Union countries – Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and indirectly also Finland. It will connect Helsinki, Tallinn, Pärnu, Riga, Panevežys, Kaunas, Vilnius, Warsaw. The Baltic part of the Rail Baltica project is referred to as the Rail Baltica Global Project.

  • The largest Baltic-region infrastructure project in the last 100 years
  • A 10-year construction period
  • For both passenger and freight traffic
  • Length: 870 km
  • Environmentally friendly – powered by electricity, produces less noise and vibration
  • Max. speed: 240 km/h (passengers), 120 km/h (freight)
  • More than €5 bn investment in the region
  • Implemented by Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
  • Part of the EU’s North Sea Baltic TEN-T corridor
  • Financed by EU (CEF), Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
  • Provides intermodality/multimodality