ETC to prepare Rail Baltica operational plans
EUROPE: Rail Baltica project promoter RB Rail has awarded ETC Transport Consultants a contract to prepare short, medium and long-term operational plans for the future standard gauge line linking the Baltic States.
The plans are intended to take into account physical, technical, human and organisational factors, with the aim of optimising infrastructure life-cycle costs and maximising rail’s market share on the corridor in accordance with EU Connecting Europe Facility objectives. The final report is scheduled for completion later this year.
The €499 340 contract signed on February 22 was awarded to the German consultancy following a competitive tender under Latvian law which attracted nine bids.