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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUOn 8 November 2017, RB RAIL joint Baltic company announced the winner in the tender for the study of Rail Balica’s infrastructure management model. The winner was British design, engineering and project management consulting company: Atkins and SNC-Lavalin Group.

This company is supposed to develop a study of Rail Baltica infrastructure management model.

The goal of this study is identifying the most appropriate infrastructure management model in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, considering railway turnover, profitability, as well as effective market function based on a wide spectrum of institutional, operational and commercial factors, as well as Rail Baltica’s unique characteristic, as stated by Rail Baltica representatives.

Atkins offer was declared the most economically beneficial. The contract worth EUR 389,496 was signed 16 April. Development of the study will conclude in autumn 2018.

Rail Baltica representatives say: «A comprehensive and independent analysis of Rail Baltica’s infrastructure management opportunities would ensure sufficient understanding and information base for future political decisions for railway use in 2018.»

«Global and unified European railway space practices show that it is important to establish infrastructure manager as soon as possible. Picking the best possible management model is an important factor for Rail Baltica’s long-term success. The study will provide a wide look at Rail Baltica’s infrastructure long-term evaluation and benefits from European and national contributions. It will help secure sufficient and justified information database for future political decision-making processes,» says RB RAIL business development manager Kaspars Briškens.


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