Rail Baltica: preparation for the design of the Vilnius hub
Lithuanian railway infrastructure operator LTG Infra, responsible for the implementation of the Rail Baltica project in the country, has announced a tender for the design of the Vilnius railway junction. Railway Supply magazine writes about this with reference to zdmira.
It is predicted that the infrastructure of the hub will annually serve about 2.3 million passengers and transport 8.6 million tons of cargo. It is planned to sign a contract with the winner of the tender in the third quarter of 2023.
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The competition entries include the passenger station Vilnius, which will become an international passenger station on the Rail Baltica line, the regional stations Lentvaris and Vilnius Airport, a multimodal freight terminal with a 1435 mm gauge siding, as well as connecting railway tracks. The winner of the tender must design these facilities and their infrastructure – bridges, road overpasses, ecoducts, underground and elevated pedestrian crossings and tunnels, the length of the longest of which will be 1.1 km. The layout of the station waiting rooms in Vilnius and Lentvaris will remain unchanged, they will be adapted to serve Rail Baltica passengers.
In January 2023, LTG Infra announced tenders for the development of the Kaunas station infrastructure project and the design of Kaišiadorys and Vevis regional stations. The signing of contracts with the winners is scheduled for the second quarter of 2023.
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