Europe: Rail Baltica procurement agreement signed.

Nine government and railway organisations from Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania have signed an agreement setting out the procurement model for Rail Baltica II, the planned 1 435 mm gauge line which would run 728 km to Riga and Tallinn from the current standard gauge railhead at Kaunas. Baiba Rubesa, CEO of the tri-national project promotion joint venture RB Rail, said the agreement was important because there is no European precedent for a three-way rail infrastructure project.