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Tallinn trams to get upgrade

  • 2014-01-08
  • From wire report

TALLINN - The Tallinna Linnatranspordi (Tallinn City Transport Co.) state procurement contest declared the joint bid by Merko Ehitus Eesti, KMG Inseneriehituse and Ratatek OY, with a price of 26 million euros, as the winner in the reconstruction and extension of the city’s no 4 tramline that is necessary to start using completely new trams, reports Postimees Online.
Four bids had been submitted to the state procurement contest: by Nordecon; by joint bidders Leonhard Weiss RTE, Leonhard Weiss GmbH & Co. KG and Lemminkainen Eesti; by joint bidders Teede REV-2 and Kauno Tiltai; by joint bidders Merko Ehitus Eesti, KMG Inseneriehituse and Ratatek OY. The evaluation criterion was the lowest price.

According to the plan, the winners have to renovate the city’s tramway route no. 4, the Parnu Rd. tram depot tramways, replace the contact grid from Tondi to Ulemiste and to Kadriorg and build six transport substations. The winner also has to build an extension of the route to the Peterburi Rd. 2 estate and back.

The renovation work is the prerequisite to starting the use of 16 new trams made by the Spanish company CAF on routes 3 and 4. All work will be implemented in 2014 and 2015.