The railroad infrastructure of all three Baltic States was developed extremely poorly, failing to correspond to modern standards and having been laid using the Russian railroad gauge standard. This inhibited trade with and transportation to Western European countries, so rail transportation and freight stagnated compared to others modes of transportation. Upon implementation of the Rail Baltica project, this will undoubtedly change.
Mitnija, along with the Kauno Tiltai transportation infrastructure company, implemented one of the largest and most significant railroad transportation projects in the region, Rail Baltica, which – using a new European gauge – will connect Warsaw, Vilnius, Kaunas, Riga, Tallinn and, by means of a train ferry, Helsinki.
In the fall of 2015, we finished laying, remodeling and updating the first stretch of European gauge track from Šeštokai to Marijampolė.