Geographical Outline

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
  • 2524 km of diversionary lines
  • 1008 km of connecting lines
  • 950 km of expected principal and diversionary lines
  • 202 terminals
  • 10 sea ports: (Antwerp, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Wilhelmshaven, Bremerhaven, Hamburg, Ventspils, Liepāja, Paldiski, Muuga)