The only direct rail connection between Lithuania and Poland
Fully rebuilt, in 2015, both
standard (1520 mm Russian and 1435 mm European) rail gauge infrastructure
within Rail Baltica project.
It is the only operational
terminal in Lithuania railway station with connected and ready-to-use both
standard railway gauges for cargo reloading.
Easy connectivity for road transport:
- only 25 km distance from
- no urban-zone territory on
- 15 km from the European
route Via Baltica (E67)
At the Crossroads of 2 Main Transport Corridors
2 strategic international
transport corridors and their branches run across the territory of Lithuania:
the North-South Highway (E67 European route Via Baltica),
connecting Scandinavia with Central Europe, and the East-West Highway (E28 and
E85 roads, including the railway to the ports) connecting the Eastern European
and Asian markets with the rest of Europe.
Rail Baltica to Integrate the Baltic States in the Western
European Rail System
The rail line built as a part of Rail Baltica project using the
most modern technologies will extend over the territories of the Baltic
countries connecting them to Poland and Finland, and improve interoperability
of the Central and Eastern Europe with Germany adding the rail connection to
the available modes of cargo transportation.
Lithuania with its convenient geographical location plays an
important transit country role as an important link between Western Europe and
the markets of CIS, China and other Asian countries as it can offer an
interoperable transport network of two railway gauges – Russian standard gauge
(1520 mm) and European standard gauge (1435 mm).
Rail Baltica Infrastructure – a New Gateway to North Sea Ports
The part of Rail Baltica project implemented back in 2016 made the
Lithuanian railway infrastructure an integral part of the Rail Freight Corridor
North Sea – Baltic, known as Rail Freight Corridor No 8, connecting Lithuania
with the most important North Sea ports.
Lithuanian Railway Network– Fully Integrated with All of the
With 4 border-crossing stations with Latvia, 2 border-crossing
stations with Belarus, and 2 border-crossing stations with Russia (Kaliningrad
region), the Lithuanian rail system has only one border-crossing station with
Poland and the rest of the EU. Before modernization of the railway
infrastructure within the scope of Rail Baltica project, Klaipėda Seaport
served as the main and only hub in Lithuania for reaching even the non-distant
markets of Western Europe without transiting non-EU countries. Today, with an
interoperable transport network of two railway gauges (1520 mm Russian standard
gauge and 1435 mm European standard gauge, the movement of goods between
Eastern Europe or Asia and Western Europe is possible by choosing the most
convenient mode of transportation.