All Rail Baltica articles

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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, ...

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    Polish-Chinese consortium to upgrade Białystok line

    2020-01-03T11:34:00Z

    POLAND: Infrastructure manager PKP PLK has selected a Polish-Chinese consortium comprising Intercor, Stecol Corp and Sinohydro Corp for a 4·14bn złoty contract to modernise the 71 km line between Czyżew and Białystok. This forms part of the corridor from Warszawa to the Lithuanian border, which ...

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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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    Riga Central station reconstruction contract awarded

    2019-05-30T10:48:37Z

    LATVIA: Design and build contracts for the reconstruction of Riga Central station as a multimodal transport hub with provision for 1 435 mm gauge services were signed on May 29 by Latvia’s Rail Baltica implementation agency Eiropas Dzelzceļa Līnijas and the Besix Rere Group. EDzL selected the joint venture of ...

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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 ...

  • The Vilnius Connect programme aims to revitalise the capital’s main station and its surroundings.
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    Station regeneration to create a gateway to Vilnius

    2019-03-16T06:00:00Z

    LITHUANIA: The Vilnius Connect programme to revitalise the capital’s main station and its surroundings has been designated as a project of regional importance by the city council. Mayor Remigijus Šimašius said the project to create a modern European gateway to the city would be inspired by the ‘best examples of ...

  • 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 ...

  • ‘The public logistic centres in Vilnius and Kaunas are projects of strategic importance’, said Minister of Transport & Communications Rokas Masiulis.
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    Rail Baltica linked logistics terminals approved

    2019-02-26T11:28:39Z

    LITHUANIA: The government has designated planned freight terminals in Vilnius and Kaunas as projects of national importance, and appointed national railway LG to implement them. ‘The public logistic centres in Vilnius and Kaunas are projects of strategic importance’, said Minister of Transport & Communications Rokas Masiulis on February 20. ‘We ...

  • Government and EU agreements have been reached for the development of Rail Baltica.
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    Rail Baltica procurement to ramp up this year

    2019-01-23T11:54:57Z

    EUROPE: Political support for Rail Baltica and public awareness have increased significantly in the past year as government and EU agreements have been reached, Acting CEO Ignas Deaks said at tri-national project promoter RB Rail’s annual press conference in Tallinn on January 23. Support includes European Commission backing for the ...

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    Developing a design language for Rail Baltica

    2018-11-21T09:34:00Z

    EUROPE: Rail Baltica standard gauge line project promoter RB Rail has commissioned Italian company 3TI Progetti and SBS Engineering Group to develop architectural, landscaping and visual identity guidelines for the future infrastructure, including public safety requirements and accessibility requirements for people with reduced mobility. The guidelines are intended to harmonise ...

  • Ignas Degutis has set out his priorities for the Rail Baltica project, having been appointed Interim CEO of tri-national project promoter RB Rail following the resignation of Baiba Rubesa.
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    Interim CEO sets out Rail Baltica priorities

    2018-10-05T07:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Ignas Degutis has set out his priorities for the Rail Baltica project, having been appointed Interim CEO of tri-national project promoter RB Rail following the resignation of Baiba Rubesa. Rubesa held a personal press conference immediately after resigning on September 27, during which she strongly criticised the way the ...

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    Rail Baltica CEO resigns and condemns governments for 'playing poker’

    2018-09-27T11:10:00Z

    EUROPE: Baiba A Rubesa resigned as CEO Chairman of the Management Board of Rail Baltica project promoter RB Rail AS with immediate effect on September 27, and then held a press conference in a personal capacity during which she strongly condemned the ‘different and irreconcilable’ ...

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    Rail Baltica freight terminal feasibility study

    2018-07-25T13:31:47Z

    EUROPE: Rail Baltica project promoter RB Rail has awarded a joint venture of Civitta Estonia and Railistics a €140 000 contract to undertake a feasibility study for a freight terminal at Pärnu in Estonia. ETC Transport Consultants, Ernst & Young Baltic and AECOM had also bid for the contract. The ...

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    Rail Baltica tram feasibility study commissioned for Tallinn

    2018-03-19T08:00:00Z

    ESTONIA: Rail Baltica project promoter RB Rail and the Ministry of Economic Affairs & Communications have awarded Egis Rail a €171 000 contract to undertake a feasibility and technical study for proposed a tram connection from the future Rail Baltica station in the Ülemiste area of Tallinn to the Vanasadam ...

  • RB Rail has awarded ETC Transport Consultants a contract to prepare short, medium and long-term operational plans for Rail Baltica.
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    ETC to prepare Rail Baltica operational plans

    2018-03-02T12:28:05Z

    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 ...

  • Tenders have now been called for the detailed technical design of sections of the Rail Baltica standard gauge railway project in all three Baltic States.
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    Rail Baltica detailed design tenders called

    2018-01-31T10:12:37Z

    EUROPE: Tenders have now been called for the detailed technical design of sections of the Rail Baltica standard gauge railway project in all three Baltic States. A tender announced by tri-national project promoter RB Rail on January 26 covers the Upeslejas – Riga Central station, Tornkalns – Imanta and Riga ...

  • TPF is to undertake a feasibility study for upgrading the route from Ełk to Suwałki and the Lithuanian border as part of the Rail Baltica corridor.
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    Rail Baltica design contracts awarded

    2018-01-03T11:55:02Z

    POLAND: Infrastructure manager PKP PLK has awarded two contracts for planning the Polish section of the future Rail Baltica corridor. MGGP has been awarded a 19·8m złoty contract to undertake the detailed design of a planned 1·7bn złoty upgrade of the route between Białystok and Ełk, where the single track ...

  • The intergovernmental agreement for Rail Baltica has been ratified by all three of the Baltic States.
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    Rail Baltica agreement ratified by all three parliaments

    2017-10-12T12:30:06Z

    EUROPE: The intergovernmental agreement for the development of the Rail Baltica 1 435 mm gauge route has now been ratified by all three of the Baltic States, after the Lithuanian parliament voted 96 in favour and 0 against with one abstention on October 10. The agreement sets out principles including ...

  • Trautmann assured the minister that the European Commission considers the full implementation of Rail Baltica to be an important priority project.
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    European Commission sees Rail Baltica as a priority project

    2017-03-23T12:00:45Z

    EUROPE: Lithuania’s Minister of Transport & Communications Rokas Masiulis met European Co-ordinator for the TEN-T North Sea-Baltic Corridor Catherine Trautmann on March 22 to discuss the progress of the Rail Baltica project to build a 1 435 mm gauge line from Poland to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Trautmann assured the ...