Will Rail Baltica bypass Riga Airport and the Central Station?

Apr 2, 2024

There is a growing risk that the Rail Baltica railway, at the first stage, will bypass Riga City center and cut funding for connection to the RIX Riga / Airport and Riga Central railway stations. Latvia’s Ministry of Transport report on the project’s future and funding is still under wraps, but preliminary estimates suggest that the project is €3 billion short of funds. Even in the most optimistic scenario, Rail Baltica cannot be built through Riga by 2030.