Open Competition Launched by RB Rail

Joint stock company RB Rail has announced an open competition “Feasibility and Technical Framework Study for a Rail Bound (Light Rail or Tram) Connection from Rail Baltica Ülemiste Passenger Terminal to Ten-T Core Network Tallinn Passenger Port (Old City Harbour/Vanasadam)”.

The subject of the open competition is conduct of a study in order to pre-design an optimal solution, from a technical and economic standpoint, for the connection between Vanasadam and Rail Baltica Railway Station Tallinn Ülemiste transport nodes that form a main part on the North-Sea Baltic Core Network Corridor, and obtain a building permit. Objective of the activity is to enhance passenger flows to and from RB Ülemiste terminal through and from Tallinn city center by providing a better public transport connection.

The study will evaluate different possibilities of extending in Tallinn the existing tram network towards the passenger port and a new light rail shuttle connection, taking into account the limitations in and around the passenger port area. Inter alia, the “Sustainable Development Strategy of the Tallinn urban area” approved by the boards of the participating towns and municipalities in February, 2015 within the sustainable urban development framework, will be considered among other bases for the study. The activity is closely related to ongoing activities on the improvement of Tallinn Passenger Port and downtown mobility environment (pedestrian and bicycle routes, diversion of cars and lorries between city center and the port). All of these actions are integral parts of the goal to improve the multimodality of transport system and the quality of travel for the passenger by interconnecting the core mobility nodes in Tallinn, with the wider aim of achieving a more sustainable mobility environment for the Rail Baltica connection in Ülemiste.

During the study different routes will be considered and compared in terms of financial and economic feasibility; the most feasible route will be selected and the preliminary design of the route conducted. The next step will be technical design and construction of the route. This study will be the first step in providing full integration of the Rail Baltica terminal and Tallinn passenger port.

Open competition Regulation and other documents are available for interested suppliers online at web-site: http://www.railbaltica.orgen/procurements and also on the website of the Procurement Monitoring Bureau of the Republic of Latvia: Interested suppliers can get acquainted and receive a hard copy of Regulations personally at RB Rail office, Krišjāņa Valdemara iela 8-7, Riga, LV-1010, Latvia. Open competition Regulation is available free of charge.

Proposal for participation in the open competition shall be submitted personally, by courier or mail to the RB Rail AS, Krišjāņa Valdemara iela 8-7, Riga, LV-1010). A Proposal shall be submitted not later than by 29 May 2017, till 12:00 o’clock.


“RB Rail AS”
“RB Rail AS” is a joint venture between the three Baltic States established in October 2014. Holding equal shares in “RB Rail AS” are “Eiropas dzelzceļa līnijas” SIA in Latvia, “Rail Baltica statyba” UAB in Lithuania and “Rail Baltic Estonia” OU in Estonia.
“RB Rail AS” is the central coordinator for the Rail Baltic/Rail Baltica project. The project involves the construction of a high speed rail line from Tallinn to the Lithuanian/Polish border. Rail Baltic/Rail Baltica will be an electrified public use rail line, an environmentally friendly and modern form of transportation.


For more information:
Ilze Rassa
Communications and Government Affairs Manager
+ 371 27 337 767