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EXCITING: Rail Baltic Estonia Launches Third Tender for Mainline Construction

EXCITING: Rail Baltic Estonia Launches Third Tender for Mainline Construction
photo: Rail Baltica/Rail Baltic Estonia Launches Third Tender for Mainline Construction
20 / 06 / 2023

The high-speed railway project, Rail Baltica, has reached another milestone in Estonia as Rail Baltic Estonia, the company responsible for the project's implementation, announced its third consecutive tender for the construction of the railway mainline.

Spanning a length of 7.1 kilometres and crossing through the territories of Kohila and Rapla municipalities, the construction extends from Loone to Hagudi. Subject to a successful procurement, construction is projected to commence in early 2024.

The company's CEO, Anvar Salomets, expressed enthusiasm about the project's progress, stating, "Within the past six months, we have announced construction tenders for the Rail Baltica mainline covering a distance of 21 kilometres, and it is likely that we will add a similar volume to the tender registry within this year." He also affirmed the rapid progress of ongoing works at various intersections with the Rail Baltica mainline, with eight crossings completed and another nine currently underway.

The latest 7.1-kilometre construction section involves an array of significant infrastructural elements including two ecoducts, a road viaduct, two railway viaducts, and nearly 5 kilometres of noise barriers, in addition to the embankment. A particular highlight in this section is a unique 224-meter-long railway bridge, set to be a remarkable feature in Estonia. The project’s funding largely comes from European Union funds, contributing 85% to the construction of the Rail Baltica railway. The ambitious plan aims to revolutionize the Baltic railway infrastructure and transform the region's transportation dynamics.

Source: Rail Baltica