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Rail Baltica - Riga Station

Riga, Latvia

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Location Riga, Latvia
Client SIA "Eiropas dzelzcela linijas"
Contractor BERERIX – JV BESIX, Rizzani de Eccher, SIA RERE BUV
Period of execution 2023
Weight 1.000 tons

Rail Baltica railway project has a total length of 870 kilometres and connects Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and, indirectly, Finland to the rest of Europe – through seven international railway passengers’ stations – Tallinn, Pärnu, Riga Central, Riga Airport, Panevežys, Kaunas and Vilnius. It is part of the North Sea–Baltic Corridor of the Trans-European Transport Networks (TEN-T).

The Central Station building has an area of 12,600 m² and consists in a long-span steel structure with a 2,100 m² glazed roof. The works also include the passenger platforms, the renovation of the existing station building, pedestrian tunnels, the junction between Timoteja and Elizabetes streets and associated demolition works. Historically, the Baltic states have been part of the West-East rail corridor using the 1520 mm track gauge instead of the European rail network’s 1435 mm gauge.