At the beginning of the week, Rail Baltic Estonia announced the largest construction procurement in Estonia for the construction of the Rail Baltica Ülemiste joint terminal and its surrounding area.
The total volume of the Ülemiste terminal building and the construction site in its vicinity is approximately 100000 m ². According to the design solution, the net area of the terminal building consisting of one underground and four above-ground floors is approx. 10,000 m². Along with the terminal, the necessary access roads and streets, a large town square and car parks will also be built.
In addition to the construction of the terminal building, the procurement framework also includes the construction of related infrastructure, the relocation of the 1520 mm gauge railway and the construction of a new section. The railway of the station area will be built in stages, which arises from the need to ensure the shortest possible interruptions of railway traffic and also to enable the construction and commissioning of a new 1520mm railway traffic management system. Within the framework of the project, current pedestrian viaduct will be rebuilt and, in addition, a new pedestrian tunnel will be completed.
Tenders for the construction of the Rail Baltica Ülemiste joint terminal are expected by the end of May, and the construction contract is expected to be signed in the autumn. The estimated cost of the construction of the terminal building, railway infrastructure and other related infrastructure is approximately 177 million euros. The Rail Baltica terminal, named Linda, is expected to be completed by the end of 2026.
More information here.