Rail Baltica, a joint venture established by the Baltic States, has announced a tender for the design and installation of an ERTMS/ETCS system for 870 km of the railway line. It is reported by Railway Supply magazine with reference to Nakolei.

Rail Baltica

On January 18, 2022, Rail Baltica signed an agreement with a consortium of SYSTRA, ITALFERR (Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane Group) and EGIS, which is to provide support services in project management for the implementation of railway traffic management systems.

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The objective of the Rail Baltica global project is to create a fully standardized and interoperable rail traffic management system for the entire 870 km Rail Baltica line. At the beginning of 2022, RB Rail AS joined the international signaling consortium to oversee the work, and now that the project concept and implementation strategy are ready, the company is moving on to the next phase.

Rail Baltica has announced the procedure for selecting a contractor who will comprehensively develop the ERTMS/ETCS level 2 system for the entire 870 km line.

Major global market players have already shown great interest in the Rail Baltica project, and given the complexity and strategic importance of this project, Rail Baltica is looking for a long-term partnership with the necessary technical expertise.

Rail Baltica indicates that the scope of work should include the installation of the ERTMS/ETCS system, as well as the FRMCS (Future Railway Mobile Communication System), which should eventually become the successor to GSM-R in the future. Rail Baltica is waiting for applications until March 1, 2023. The Baltic States believe that the project to build a new standard gauge high-speed line from Poland to Riga will be completed by the end of 2030.

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