Another Rail Baltica works contract signed in Lithuania
JSC Geležinkelio Tiesimo Centras is a subsidiary company of SC Lietuvos Geležinkeliai, which was awarded part of the announced public procurement. Under this procurement procedure, tenders were also submitted by the consortium of the Lithuanian companies Kauno Tiltai and Mitnija and the consortium of Kauno Keliai and the Estonian railway building company Skinest Baltija.
The town of Šeštokai situated near the Polish border is important as a transit point between the Baltic States and the western countries of the European Union; therefore, the reconstruction of the railway station is a significant part of the Rail Baltica project.
The Šeštokai railway station was built at the end of XIX century. In Šeštokai, trains are currently running on the route Vilnius-Šeštokai-Warsaw. There is also a cargo reloading and import/export terminal operating in the Šeštokai station.
Following the reconstruction, incoming trains using the 1,435 mm European gauge and 1,520 mm Russian standard gauge will be served in this station.
Rail Baltica is one of the priority European railway projects which will link Helsinki, Tallinn, Riga, Kaunas and Warsaw. Two parts of the Rail Baltica project are co-financed under the EU's TEN-T programme and from the Lithuanian budget within Lithuania: reconstruction and building of the European-gauge track between the Polish–Lithuanian border and Marijampolė as well as reconstruction of the existing track between Šiauliai and Lithuanian–Latvian border.
For further information, please contact:
Rail Baltica Project Directorate,
Tel: +370 5 269 2058, mob: +370 610 33297
Updated on 2014-03-31