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  • Škoda’s initial design concept for the Elron EMUs; the final design will differ.
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    Elron selects Škoda to supply EMUs for Tallinn – Tartu route

    2020-10-30T14:33:00Z

    ESTONIA: Passenger operator Elron has selected Škoda Vagonka as the winner of a contract to supply six dual-system electric multiple-units for use on the Tallinn – Tartu route from the end of 2024.

  • The EU’s Cohesion Fund is to provide €318·5m to support railway electrification in Latvia.
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    Latvia and Estonia join Rail Freight Corridor 8

    2020-10-12T15:55:00Z

    EUROPE: Latvia and Estonia have formally joined the North Sea-Baltic Rail Freight Corridor with effect from October 12, almost five years after the corridor was originally established in November 2015.

  • ‘We have set in motion a very ambitious investment plan running to 2030 that will take our railway infrastructure to a new level of quality and safety’, reported Erik Laidvee, CEO of infrastructure manager Eesti Raudtee.
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    Estonia’s ‘ambitious’ rail investment plan gets underway

    2020-07-20T14:32:00Z

    ESTONIA: ‘We have set in motion a very ambitious investment plan running to 2030 that will take our railway infrastructure to a new level of quality and safety’, reported Erik Laidvee, CEO of infrastructure manager Eesti Raudtee, on July 16. A contract has been awarded for ...

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    Pärnu – Latvian border Rail Baltica contract awarded

    2020-06-10T07:36:00Z

    ESTONIA: Rail Baltica project promoter RB Rail has awarded a consortium of Indra subsidiary Protec and Obermeyer Planen + Beraten a €10·8m contract to provide design and construction supervision services for the 93·5 km section of the double-track route between Pärnu and the border with Latvia. ...

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    Free webinars to support UK rail suppliers seeking export opportunities

    2020-05-11T10:59:00Z

    UK: The Railway Industry Association is holding a series of free webinars in partnership with the Department for International Trade to support UK rail companies looking to win export business. Participants will hear from DIT Trade Advisors about opportunities arising in a number of European countries. ...

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    Tallinn to expand tram network

    2020-04-28T06:00:00Z

    ESTONIA: Tallinn municipality has approved the route for a planned tram line connecting the airport, the future Rail Baltica station in Ülemiste and the old port area.

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    Rail Baltica implements planning, scheduling and risk management software

    2020-03-06T11:40:00Z

    EUROPE: Rail Baltica project promoter RB Rail has begun rolling out planning, scheduling and risk reporting software to improve the management of its activities and resources and to speed up the implementation of the project. The need for such a system was highlighted in a review ...

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    Vilnius – Klaipedia electrification and upgrading contracts awarded

    2020-01-10T08:00:00Z

    LITHUANIA: Contracts have been awarded to increase capacity and complete electrification on the Lithuanian section of Pan-European Corridor IX between the Belarusian border and the Baltic Sea port of Klaipeda. The east–west corridor carries three-quarters of the national operator’s freight and two-thirds of all passenger journeys. ...

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    Auditors warn of Rail Baltica cost and timescale risks

    2020-01-08T11:24:00Z

    EUROPE: Procedures for managing the Rail Baltica project are mostly in place but inefficiencies and a lack of change and risk management systems mean the project could exceed its agreed budget and timeline, according to a report issued jointly by the national audit bodies of Estonia, ...

  • y Enefit Kaevandused and Latvian technology supplier DiGas have agreed to convert two TEM2 and TEM18 diesel shunting locomotives to diesel and LNG dual-fuel power
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    Shunting locomotives to be converted to dual-fuel

    2019-12-13T08:00:00Z

    ESTONIA: State-owned oil shale company Enefit Kaevandused and Latvian technology supplier DiGas have agreed to convert two TEM2 and TEM18 diesel shunting locomotives to diesel and LNG dual-fuel power by mid-2020. Based on testing with other types of shunting locomotive, DiGas estimates that retrofitting the locos ...

  • ee-Tallin CNG buses contract
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    Solaris to supply 100 CNG buses to Tallinn

    2019-12-12T12:00:00Z

    ESTONIA: Tallinn transport operator Tallinna Linnatranspordi has ordered a total of 100 CNG buses from Solaris Bus Coach. The contract announced on December 10 is worth €27m. Solaris will supply 60 Urbino 12 buses and 40 Urbino 18 articulated buses between September and November ...

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    Operail to test LNG freight locomotive

    2019-10-27T05:00:00Z

    ESTONIA: Operail is to work with Latvian dual-fuel technology company DiGas to convert a GE Transportation C36 locomotive to dual-fuel diesel and LNG operation. Testing is planned for mid-2020, ahead of revenue operation later in the year. Operail said that while LNG shunting locomotives have been ...

  • Impression of Rail Baltica train.
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    New Rail Baltica board appointed

    2019-10-16T11:39:00Z

    EUROPE: A new supervisory board for Rail Baltica project promotor RB Rail AS was approved by the national shareholders from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania on October 15. The RB Rail AS joint venture is registered in Latvia, where commercial law requires a new supervisory board to ...

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    Belarus, Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania: national rail network map

  • Estonia is developing a rail electrification strategy to help meet its 2030 climate goals.
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    Estonia plans rail electrification to meet 2030 climate goals

    2019-08-23T07:00:00Z

    ESTONIA: The Ministry of Economic Affairs Communications and the Ministry of the Environment are preparing a railway electrification strategy after receiving cabinet backing for the development of proposals. The government envisages that electrification works could be undertaken in 2022-28, supporting the aim of reducing ...

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    Operail concerned about infrastructure charges

    2019-06-11T05:00:00Z

    ESTONIA: State owned logistics company Operail has reported a net profit of €2·6m for the first three months of 2019, double the figure for the same period last year. Chairman Raul Toomsalu said the main source of profit was the lease fleet of 2 100 wagons, with revenue up 65% ...

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    Rail Baltica design contract awarded

    2019-05-24T08:00:00Z

    ESTONIA: Trinational project promoter RB Rail has selected IDOM as the winner of a contract to provide design and supervision services for the Tallinn – Rapla section of the Rail Baltica standard gauge line. The Spanish company’s bid of €11·4m was judged the most economically advantageous. The contract covers site ...

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    Operail switches workshop focus from wagon repairs to locomotives

    2019-05-02T08:00:00Z

    ESTONIA: Freight group Operail’s supervisory board has approved the management’s proposal for changes at the Tapa depot which will direct resources towards locomotive rebuilding activities rather than wagon repairs. Repair activities at the site have not been profitable in recent years because of the extent to which work depends ...

  • Rail Baltica project promoter RB Rail has unveiled details of the proposed operational plan for the future 1 435 mm gauge line.
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    Rail Baltica passenger and freight service plan unveiled

    2019-03-12T15:40:09Z

    EUROPE: Rail Baltica project promoter RB Rail has unveiled details of the proposed operational plan for the future 1 435 mm gauge line running 870 km from the Polish border to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. The operational plan for 2026–56 has been developed by ETC Gauff Mobility, COWI and Institut ...

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    First Rail Baltica main line design contract awarded

    2019-02-27T11:58:30Z

    ESTONIA: Project promoter RB Rail has selected Spanish company IDOM to provide design and supervision services for the Pärnu – Rapla section of the Rail Baltica 1 435 mm gauge line. The contract covers master and detailed technical design of the substructure, superstructure and related civil works which is to ...