Rail Baltica – Project of the Century

Rail Baltica is the largest Baltic-region infrastructure project in the last 100 years. In Estonia we performed the planning and SEA project management for the railway corridor and stations. Also, we were responsible for the design of power supply and signalling.

Rail Baltica is a greenfield rail transport infrastructure project with a goal to integrate the Baltic States in the European rail network. The project includes five European Union countries – Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and indirectly also Finland. It will connect Helsinki, Tallinn, Pärnu, Riga, Panevežys, Kaunas, Vilnius and Warsaw.

Rail Baltica will be an electric railway, motivated by a desire to reduce carbon emissions. The railway has been planned to avoid Natura 2000 protected areas, in addition to minimizing impacts on other environmentally sensitive protected areas.

DGE Group Results

• Corridor plans of Baltic high-speed rail in Estonia

• Management of nature, social, cultural and archaeological surveys

• Detailed planning of railway stations (Tallinn and Pärnu)

• Strategic environmental assessment (SEA)

• Process management of planning and SEA

• Design documentation on power supply and signalling

Client: Estonian State Surveillance Authority


Heikki Kalle
COO; Director, Estonia; Contact for Sustainability Strategy and Planning
Direct: +372 502 5563
Email: heikki.kalle@dge-group.eu