Rail Freight Corridor North Sea – Baltic runs through eight of EU Member States: starting in North Sea ports of Antwerpen, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Wilhelmshaven, Bremerhaven and Hamburg spreading in central Germany through Aachen – Hannover/Hamburg – Magdeburg with a northern branch through Berlin to Poznan - Warsaw – Terespol (Poland-Belarus border)/Elk (Poland-Lithuania border) -Kaunas with broad gauge extension from Kaunas to Riga and further to Tallinn including Baltic Sea ports of Ventspils, Liepāja, Paldiski, Muuga and a southern branch to Falkenberg – Wroclaw – Katowice/Dresden – Prague.
Below map presents the detailed alignment of the Rail Freight Corridor North Sea – Baltic with division into line categories.
Alignment of the RFC North Sea - Baltic, copyrights PKP PLK S.A.
Rail Freight Corridor North Sea – Baltic infrastructure contains:
- 4480 km of principal lines
- 2524km of diversionary lines
- 1008 km of connecting lines
- 950km of expected principal and diversionary lines
- 201 terminal*
- 10 sea ports: (Antwerp, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Wilhelmshaven, Bremerhaven, Hamburg, Ventspils, Liepāja, Paldiski, Muuga)
* Book 3 will be updated at the next review by January 2021”