The Anonymous Widower

Rail Baltica Electrification Procurement Begins

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on Railway Gazette.

These two paragraphs define the project.

Rail Baltica project promoter RB Rail has begun procurement of the electrification systems for the future standard gauge line between Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, saying it will be the largest railway electrification scheme in Europe to be implemented as a single project.

The energy subsystem contract covers 870 km of double track line from the Polish border to Tallinn including the line from Kaunas to Vilnius, and includes design and construction of substations, connections to the public high voltage grids, control systems and more than 2 000 track-km of overhead equipment.

It looks like the procurement process will be finished by 2023.

Hopefully, Vlad the Mad won’t object to this standard gauge line going too close to lines with his beloved Russian gauge.

June 3, 2022 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Spanish train manufacturers Talgo and Caf have already made gauge changing trains that run on the wider Iberian gauge lines in Spain and standard gauge in France and the Chinese are developing 250 mph high speed trains that can run on four gauges, in China on standard gauge, Russian gauge and broad gauge lines in India and Pakistan.

    Comment by jason leahy | June 3, 2022 | Reply


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