The North Sea-Baltic Corridor(RFC 8) to open 10th November 2016

The North Sea-Baltic Corridor connects the ports of the Eastern shore of the Baltic Sea with the ports of the North Sea…and is scheduled for opeing on 10th November 2016

The corridor will connect Finland with Estonia by ferry, provide modern road and rail transport links between the three Baltic States on the one hand and Poland, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium on the other.

Between the Odra River and German, Dutch and Flemish ports, it also includes inland waterways, such as the “Mittelland-Kanal”.

The most important project is “Rail Baltic”, a European standard gauge railway between Tallinn, Riga, Kaunas and North-Eastern Poland.

 

RFC8 mapa

Courtesy: http://www.rfc8.eu/

Description

This 3200 km long corridor will connect the ports of the Eastern shore of the Baltic Sea with the ports of the North Sea. It starts at the modern harbours on the Gulf of Finland of Helsinki (Vuosaari) and Tallinn (Muuga) passing south through the three Baltic States and North Eastern Poland until Warsaw.  From there it follows the traditional East-West corridor to Lodz, Poznan and Berlin continuing to the ports on the North Sea coast. The corridor has branches to Ventspils in Latvia and to Klaipeda and Vilnius in Lithuania.

The corridor will provide modern transport links between Finland and the three Baltic States on the one hand and Poland, Germany and the Netherlands and Belgium on the other.  It encompasses the present Priority Project 27 and Rail Freight Corridor 8 (Rotterdam – Kaunas).