Rail Baltic Eesti has announced a tender for the construction of the first phase of the Ülemiste terminal building in Tallinn, Estonia. The cost of the tender is estimated at approximately 66.5 million euros. It is reported by Railway Supply magazine with reference to Railway Technology.

Rail Baltica terminal

Following the demolition of the existing railway, an underground level and other associated railway facilities will be built. Construction work on the reconstruction of the existing Ülemiste railway infrastructure will be carried out in order to make room for the 1435 mm wide Rail Baltica railway.

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The project will involve the demolition of about 16.3 km of existing tracks followed by the construction of more than 8 km of new 1520 mm gauge railways. It will also cover the reconstruction of engineering networks crossing the railway and the Kanzi viaduct. Most of the railway work is expected to be completed during 2024, with contract work to be awarded in 2026.

OU Realprojekt and OU Allspark designed the Ülemiste railway infrastructure, while Zaha Hadid Architects and Esplan OU were the author and designer of the terminal.

The deadline for submitting proposals is January 5, 2023. Construction is scheduled to start early next year.

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