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August 13, 2018

Latvian Railway opens bids for Phase I of electrification project

Latvian Railway (LDZ) has launched a tender for the first Phase of the procurement programme aimed at expanding the country's electrified network.

Latvian Railway (LDZ) has launched a tender for the first Phase of the procurement programme aimed at expanding the country’s electrified network.

Planned within the ‘Electrification of the Latvian Railway Network’ project, Phase I is expected to last until 2030 and is estimated to cost €441m. The procurement cost is thought to reach €425m.

Out of the €441m, €347m is being provided as co-funding from the European Union Cohesion Fund, while the remaining €94m will come from LDZ.

“The first phase will involve the electrification of the Daugavpils–Krustpils, Rēzekne-Krustpils and Krustpils-Riga railway lines.”

The first phase will involve the electrification of the Daugavpils–Krustpils, Rēzekne-Krustpils and Krustpils-Riga railway lines.

The lines’ power supply systems, contact line system, alarm system, centralisation and blocking, communication system, rail road, technical security system, buildings and structures will be reconstructed or constructed to provide a fully electrified transit corridor by 2023.

The scope of the project involves the conversion of the existing 3.3kV direct current line between Riga and Aizkraukle into 25kV 50Hz alternating current. It will also include the instillation of 25kV 50Hz catenary on the Aizkraukle/Krustpils to Rezekne/Daugavpils line, according to the International Railway Journal.

The three-phase programme, which was announced by LDZ and the Latvian Ports Transport and Logistics Council in November 2016, will entail a total investment of €1.3bn.

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