Riga railway station will not be closed for the Rail Baltica project

During the reconstruction of the tracks and Riga Central Railway Station as part of the construction of Rail Baltica, the accessibility of the most important services will be guaranteed to visitors and passengers. The movement of trains will not stop, however, changes in the schedule are possible. This is reported by the railway magazine Railway Supply with reference to information from the Latvian Railway.

Riga railway station
Picture: www.ldz.lv

Reconstruction of the railway infrastructure at Riga Central Station is planned to begin at the end of March 2021. The work will be carried out in three stages, which will ensure the accessibility of the station building for visitors, as well as the absence of travel restrictions.

Changes to the train schedule are to take effect from 28 March.

As a result of the reconstruction in 2026, 14 tracks will be opened for train traffic, 4 of which will be Rail Baltica tracks with a track gauge of 1435 mm.

Despite the fact that the railway station will expand and change its appearance, it is planned to preserve its historical features – the inscription “Riga”, separate wooden doors, as well as marble stairs.


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