I will be speaking at the CEE Railway Infrastructure Conference 2008 on Monday, October 20. I will be commenting on the Rail Baltica project, one of the Trans-European Network Transport (TEN-T) priority corridors. It is an interesting project that runs north from Poland through Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.
The project has many similarities with railway planning projects in the USA. For example, the existing route needs significant rehabilitation, so the question is do you build an entirely new line or focus on rehabilitating the old route? I am looking forward to the conference and discussing improvement ideas for this important corridor.
Here are my comments on the Rail Baltica project.