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Rail Baltica’s construction work to cost EUR 430.5 million in Riga’s centre

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUConstruction work around the Central Passenger Railway Station in Riga will cost EUR 430.5 million. All work will be performed by Belgian company N. V. BESIX S.A and Latvian RERE Būve together as Besix Rere Group, as reported by railway company Eiropas dzelzceļa līnija representatives.

85% of funding of the procurement on Rail Baltica railway bridge in Riga, embankment and development of Riga Central Passenger Railway Station’s complex construction project will come from the European Union, whereas the remaining amount will be provided by the Latvian state.

«As a result of Rail Baltica project, Riga’s centre will receive a modern and multi-modal transport hub that will increase mobility, security, accessibility and provide the Latvian capital with new features, both visually and functionally connecting parts of the city that were previously disconnected with the railway embankment. The new railway bridge will also provide convenient connection for both banks of Daugava River for pedestrians and cyclists,» representatives of Eiropas dzelzceļa līnijas explain.

Companies will start their work once the solution in the design tender has been picked. The plan includes a 2.6 km long section of European standard wide railway line in Riga from Lāčplēsis Street to Jelgava Streed, six new railway over Lāčplēsis, Dzirnavu, Prāgas, Maskavas, Mūkusalas and Jelgavas streets, as well as a new 1 km long bridge over Daugava River. The developed project provides for building an elevated railway line leading from the car park to Stockman shopping centre and from Riga’s Central Railway Station to Elizabetes Street to be used to organize railway traffic. The elevated railway line will replace the existing embankment and will visually and functionally connect two parts of Riga: Old Riga and Latgale Suburb. At the same time, the view to Riga Central Market will be opened up. Pedestrian walkways will be constructed below the platform, the railway company explains.

The second offer in the procurement was worth EUR 545.45 million and came from ITL Rail Baltica.

Eiropas Dzelzceļa līnijas is the company in charge of implementing Rail Baltica project in Latvia.


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