2013 – Belarus, Rail, Improvements of express passenger service between Vilnius and Minsk
Rail section from Maladzechno to Lithuanian border.
The project focus is on electrification of rail track on a section of 77 km from Lithuanian border to Maladzechno in Belarus. This section is on the high-speed rail link between Minsk and Vilnius. There is a joint Action Plan on the facilitation of high speed passenger rail service between Minsk and Vilnius. The joint Action Plan is approved by the heads of the railway administrations of Belarus and Lithuania. This project would facilitate also the movement of freight trains that transit goods from Ukraine and Russia to the ports at the Baltic Sea.
|The total project budget is 80 mln. EUR. The Phase II project budget is 1,087,942.98 EUR. The EU co-financing amounts to 442 140,03 EUR (40.64%).|
|Phase III: The equipment will be manufactured by OJSC AGAT-SYSTEM according to the contract made in October 2014.|
|Expected impacts on transport, environment, social, other|
|Reducing journey time between the two capitals; improving interoperability and integration of transport systems of both Lithuania and Belarus. Increase the competitiveness of the region.|
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