Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

EU to co-finance upgrade of key Latvian railway line

Creation date: January 7, 2013

The European Union will provide support of over €1.4 million from the TEN-T Programme to help upgrade an important section of Latvia's railway network. The project will set out the design for an extension to the electrification of the railway network which will ultimately improve the speed and reliability of trains.


The project, selected for funding under the 2011 TEN-T Annual Call, involves the realisation of a series of studies and designs to electrify a portion of the Latvian rail infrastructure. The section which will be electrified runs between Rezekne and Daugavlis to Riga, Jelgava, Tukums and Ventspils, crossing the "Rail Baltica" (TEN-T Priority Project 27).


The project will prepare the technical specifications, environmental impact assessment and the investment plan for the realisation of the works. Once complete, electrification of this line will improve the speed and reliability of trains and reduce the environmental impact of this section of the railway network.


The project, which will be managed by the Trans-European Transport Network Executive Agency, is set to be concluded by September 2014.


For more information, please consult the project's page!



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