The European Commission says that the section of the Rail Baltica railway between Kaunas and the Polish border in Lithuania is too slow, reports.
Rail Baltica
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Henrik Hololei, Director-General for Mobility and Transport, has noted that trains on the section can move at 120 kilometres per hour, even though EU-financed Rail Baltica is supposed to allow maximum speeds of up to 240 km/h.

Lithuania has been informed that passengers should be able to travel from Kaunas to Warsaw, Poland, at 240 km/h and cargo, at 120 km/h, according to Holelei.

The railway segment was completed last year. The EC insists that Lithuania up the speed, if Vilnius wants it to be part of Rail Baltica, Estonia's Postimees daily reports.

Rail Baltica is a joint project of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. The high-speed Euroepan-gauge railway line is to run from Tallinn, in Estonia, to the Lithuanian-Polish border. The project is expected to be finished in 2025.

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