Posts tagged as Rail Baltica

Rail Baltica infrastructure project at Rīga airport completed

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

The project for the Rail Baltica station and related infrastructure at Riga International Airport has been completed, said project implementer Eiropas Dzelzceļa līnijas (EDL) November 3. The Rail Baltica line is planned to connect the capitals of the Baltic States once every two hours. Every 30 minutes, a shuttle train will connect the airport and Central Station in Riga. It will allow travelers to get from the airport in the capital’s center…

Rail Baltica construction at Rīga Central Station to begin in November

Monday, October 19, 2020

On November 17, construction work on Rail Baltica’s central network in Rīga is scheduled to start, project implementer Eiropas Dzelzceļa Līnijas said October 19. This step includes the construction of the Central Railway Station complex and the adjacent infrastructure. Works in the center are planned in successive stages. During construction, the train station and the terminal will continue to operate. Starting October 28, Rīga residents and guests will be able to…

Rail Baltica announces competition for Salaspils freight terminal design

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Rail Baltica project implementer in Latvia Eiropas Dzelzceļa Līnijas has announced a closed competition for the construction of the inter-modal cargo terminal Salaspils TEN-T, said representative Rita Voronkova October 6. The competition will take place in two stages. In the first phase, the selection of candidates will take place, the second being the submission and evaluation of candidates’ tenders, the conclusion of procurement contracts. The competition calls for experienced designers: the candidate…

RB Rail announces contract for short-time employees on Rail Baltica

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The Baltic States’ joint venture, RB Rail, has announced a two-year procurement on temporary employee hiring, according to information from the Procurement Monitoring Bureau (IUB) reported by LETA September 30. The deadline for application is set at 29 October, estimated contract price is EUR 5.5 million, RB Rail spokeswoman Līva Biseniece said the procurement is scheduled for two years and will be used in all three Baltic States. Primarily, the procurement is necessary…

Lithuania may build Rail Baltica on its own, says transport minister

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Vilnius is considering building the Lithuanian section of Rail Baltica, the railway that will connect Poland and the Baltic states, on its own, according to Transport Minister Jaroslav Narkevič. Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania have been negotiating the management model of the 5.8-billion-euro infrastructure project. that will stretch for 870 kilometers across the three countries, including 392 kilometers in Lithuania. Brussels says the project needs deeper integration as it would ensure…

Eight offers received for Rail Baltica construction at Riga airport

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Eight building associations have placed offers for the construction of the Rail Baltica station infrastructure at the Riga International Airport, company Eiropas Dzelzceļa līnijas said September 16. According to the company, the project is large and complex and the specific nature of the project requires combination of local and foreign construction experience. “The combination of local and foreign builders’ expertise will be a benefit to the project. Under the constraints of the…

Rail Baltica project implementation will center in RB Rail

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

The Latvian government has supported the Transport Ministry’s intention to focus the implementation functions of the Rail Baltica project on the three Baltic States joint venture RB Rail. This will ensure a faster, better quality and more cost-effective project in Latvia, the Ministry said September 8. The new Rail Baltica project implementation model predicts that one company – the Baltic States joint venture RB Rail – will be responsible for design and…

Rīga interim administration hands over Rail Baltica land for free

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

On Monday, August 31, even as talks about forming a new city council got under way, the interim administration of the Rīga City Council decided to transfer to the Ministry of Transport, free of charge, 18 plots of land owned by the city municipality or parts thereof, which are necessary for the construction and operation of the Rail Baltica transport infrastructure project. In total, the municipality will hand over 18 different plots…

Rail Baltica: the view from Brussels

By Ilze Nagla on Monday, August 3, 2020

LTV’s Brussels correspondent Ilze Nagla interviewed Estonian Henrik Hololei , the European Commission’s   Director-General for Mobility and Transport about the current progress of the giant Rail Baltica project and other matters of regional importance. If we talk about Rail Baltica (RB) – the recent study by the Court of Auditors showed that the delay on the RB project is not the biggest if we compare it with other big…

Vital Rail Baltica funding approved by European Union

Friday, July 17, 2020

The massive Rail Baltica infrastructure project has won approval for access to crucial European Union funds, the joint venture overseeing the project said July 16. “By the 16 July 2020 vote of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Committee, the Rail Baltica Global project in the Baltic States has been granted additional EUR 184 million CEF financing to be invested in the Project implementation until 2024,” a statement from RB Rail…