First stage of construction of Rail Baltica in Lithuania completed

AB Kauno Tiltai - a Trakcja Group company - completed the first stage of construction of  Rail Baltica. Rail Baltica is the largest railroad transportation project in the Baltic States region. The first stage of works comprising one third of the work planned in Lithuania, costed EUR 109.3 million and was carried out in just two years, instead of the three-year term that was planned in the development stage of the project. The scope of works included, among others laying 34.5 km of new tracks in the European standard width of 1 435 mm and 36 km of track width of 1 520 mm. The project involved modernization of railroad stations Marijampolė and Kalvarija as well as the section Marijampolė-Szestokai. The work also included construction of 32 culverts, more than 5 km of sound suppression walls, 10 level crossings, 8 bridges and viaducts and an underground pedestrian crossing in the Marijampolė railroad station. In this first stage of the Rail Baltica project, Kauno Tiltai also upgraded the electricity and gas systems and the rainwater and sewage drainage networks; they installed a new railroad signaling system and automated electric heating for the railroad switches. The scope of the earthworks related to the preparation and making railroad beds exceeded half a million cubic meters. At the same time 158 km of cables for new electricity, railroad communication and signaling systems were laid. An average of about 300 employees worked daily on the project, using  220 different machines and equipment units. Construction works were carried out without interrupting the existing rail traffic services. AB Kauno Tiltai performed works in a consortium with Mitnija.


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