Rail Balica Growth Corridor (RBGC)

Rail Baltica, the transport corridor from Helsinki to Berlin, is as a crucial gateway for global passenger and trade flows between Europe, Russia and Asia.

The Rail Baltica Growth Corridor project (RBGC) contributes to the problems of interoperability and disconnected composition of transport sector actors in the Baltic Sea Region which currently are the major challenges facing the freight and passenger traffic along the Rail Baltica route.

The RBGC objectives

  • to identify the relevant national and transnational public and private actors in the transport sector within the Rail Baltica route
  • to stimulate the policy dialogue between high-level decision makers in the field of transport and regional development of the Baltic Sea Region
  • to improve the accessibility of the Eastern part of Baltic Sea Region by building a multimodal transport network in the Rail Baltic area
  • to increase the interoperability of logistics centers in the project area
  • to promote multimodal connections and sustainable passenger and freight traffic in north-south direction

The set of the project activities facilitates prerequisites to fully exploit the potential of Baltic Sea Region for economic growth. RBGC includes several concrete pilot activities based on the empirical stakeholder research.

The RBGC actions

  • Connectivity Pilot focusing on designing a virtual travel planner for the Rail Baltica region
  • Logistics Pilot increasing the interoperability of logistics centers in the project area
  • Empirical research on the public and private decision-makers in the field of transport and regional development
  • Launching of the cooperation platform Rail Baltica Transport Forum that works to elaborate the Rail Baltica Growth Strategy

The project is expected

  • to improve the accessibility and logistics interoperability in the Eastern part of the Baltic Sea Region
  • to build a multimodal transport network that connects all major forms of transport (rail, road, sea, air) in an economically sustainable and environmentally friendly way
  • to create new service products for global freight flows
  • to foster the competitiveness of the Baltic Sea Region

The RBGC project is part-financed by the Interreg IVB Baltic Sea Region Programme.

Project activities are carried out from September 2010 to December 2013.

Lead partner: City of Helsinki

Coordinator: Aalto University Small Business Center

RBGC has a total of 21 partners in 6 countries of the Baltic Sea Region.

More information:

Aalto University School of Economics Small Business Center
Malla Paajanen, Project Manager, +358 50 366 7391, malla.paajanen(at)


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