VILNIUS - On June 11 three major agreements on the pan-Baltic railway project Rail Baltica development were signed, reports ELTA.
The agreement with the company Panevezio Keliai was signed on building a European-gauge railway track between Marijampole and Kazlu Ruda. On the 24-kilometer section, the contractor will build a track with gauge of 1,435 mm, in line with the EU standards, and reconstruct the railway track with the 520 mm gauge. The cost for this work will be 166.7 million litas (48 million euros). It will take 18 months to implement this agreement.
The second agreement was signed with a consortium of companies Kauno Tiltai and Mitnija. The contractor will have to execute the reconstruction of the Marijampole railway station and the track segment between Marijampole and Sestokai stations. The value of the agreement is almost 75 million litas. It will take 18 month to implement this agreement.
The third agreement was signed with the consortium of companies Kauno Tiltai and Mitnija as well. The contractor will build a track with the gauge of 1,435 mm on the 33-kilometer Sestokai-Marijampole section and will reconstruct the current railway track of 520 mm gauge. The sum of this work is 216.8 million litas. The deadline for this work is 18 months.
Rail Baltica is one of the priority projects of the European Union; it is funded by Trans-European Transport Networks (TEN-T). The project is supposed to link Helsinki, Tallinn, Riga, Kaunas and Warsaw.