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    Tallinn tram modernisation contract


    ESTONIA: Ekova Electric has won a €12m contract to modernise 14 trams for city transport operator TLT Tallinn. Deliveries of the modernised trams are due to take place in 2017-18. The scope covers two Tatra KT4 trams and 12 Tatra KT6T trams which had been formed in 2001-07 by ...

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    Rail Baltica procurement agreement signed


    EUROPE: Nine government and railway organisations from Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania have signed an agreement setting out the procurement model for Rail Baltica II, the planned 1 435 mm gauge line which would run 728 km to Riga and Tallinn from the current standard gauge railhead at Kaunas. Baiba Rubesa, ...

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    Rail Baltica moves ahead


    EUROPE: Lithuania’s Ministry of Transport & Communications announced on September 19 that work was ready to begin on the second stage of Rail Baltica, the project that aims to create a 1 435 mm gauge corridor connecting Poland with Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. The next phase of the project comprises ...

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    Work begins on Tallinn Airport tram extension


    ESTONIA: Construction work began on August 10 on an extension of the Tallinn tram network to serve the city’s airport. The 700 m double-track extension runs south from the Ülemiste Jaam terminus of Route 4, which opened in October 2015 at the end of a 300 m branch. A ...

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    Helsinki - Tallinn tunnel memorandum signed


    EUROPE: Studies of the viability of building a proposed railway tunnel under the Gulf of Finland between Tallinn and Helsinki are to be undertaken, following the signing of the Finnish-Estonian Transport Link memorandum of understanding by government and local authorities from Estonia and Finland on January 5. The cost ...

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    Three Rail Baltica funding agreements signed


    EUROPE: Three grant agreements for the Rail Baltica project with a total value of €734m were signed by the EU's Innovation & Networks Executive Agency in Tallinn on November 24. The grants have been awarded under the 2014 call for Connecting Europe Facility funding, and cover planning and construction works ...

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    Tallinn to Russia passenger services to be revived


    EUROPE: Russian Railways’ Federal Passenger Co announced on July 3 that it is to launch a daily Moscow – St Petersburg – Tallinn service on July 10. RZD said it was ‘interested in organising stable international passenger traffic between Russia and Estonia’. The service will replace the separate trains from ...

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    Go Rail to suspend Tallinn - Russia services


    EUROPE: Estonian private operator Go Rail, which operates Tallinn – Moscow/St Petersburg passenger trains, confirmed on April 16 that it is to ‘temporarily suspend’ its services, owing to a ‘significant decrease in the number of tourists coming from Russia’. Chief Executive Alar Pinsel said that ‘being a private company that ...

  • Agreements to establish RB Rail to co-ordinate Rail Baltica project were signed in Riga by representatives of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.

    Rail Baltica agreement signed


    EUROPE: Agreements to establish an equally-owned company to co-ordinate the construction of the Rail Baltica standard gauge line between the Polish border and Tallinn were signed by representatives of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia on October 28. ‘This is the largest-scale joint project in the history of our country, and ...

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    €53m loan for Rail Baltica and transit corridors


    LITHUANIA: Nordic Investment Bank has signed an 18-year €53m loan agreement with national railway Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai to finance works for the Rail Baltica project and modernisation of the east–west corridors. The loan announced on July 15 will facilitate the construction of a 115 km standard gauge line parallel to the ...