Geographical Outline

Rail Freight Corridor North Sea – Baltic currently runs through six EU Member States: starting in the North Sea ports of Antwerp, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Wilhelmshaven, Bremerhaven and Hamburg spreading in central Germany through Aachen, Hannover, Berlin to Warsaw, Terespol and Kaunas with a branch from Falkenberg to Prague and Katowice. It is intended to gradually extend RFC North Sea – Baltic by 2020 to Estonia, Latvia and towards Polish – Ukrainian border.


The route alignment of the RFC North Sea – Baltic and its extension is specified in the following documents:


Below map presents the detailed alignment of the RFC North Sea – Baltic with division into line categories.



RFC North Sea – Baltic infrastructure characteristics are demonstrated in following numbers:

  • 3573 km of principal lines,
  • 1893 km of diversionary lines,
  • 579 km of connecting lines,
  • 171 terminals,
  • 6 sea ports: (Antwerp, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Wilhelmshaven, Bremerhaven, Hamburg).