Riga Airport prepares for the arrival of Rail Baltica

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LATVIA: Riga International Airport has approved its Business Strategy 2036 and Business Plan 2020, envisioning investments in terminal expansion, new baggage sorting facility, new car parks and the connection from the terminal to a new railway station of the future Rail Baltica line.

The airport estimates its annual passenger traffic to reach 7 million over the coming 20 years.

“The growth of the airport in the long term is achievable if we focus on service quality excellence and support a vast, sustainable and reliable air traffic network,” said Andris Liepiņš, Chairman of the Board of Riga International Airport.

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Construction of the Rail Baltica high speed rail project, which has been allocated EUR 238 million worth of EU funding, is estimated to start in Latvia in 2017 with the reconstruction of the Riga Central Rail Station and the Riga Bus Terminal, which will be followed by the construction of tracks to Riga International Airport and a rail station at the airport.

Rail Baltica is a new European standard 1435 mm gauge railway in the Baltic States connecting Tallinn – Riga – Kaunas – Vilnius – Warsaw – Berlin and is expected to start operating in 2025.