Litgrid to Prepare Network for Rail Baltica Electrification

Lithuanian electricity transmissions operator, Litgrid AB, implementing body LTG Infra and joint venture RB Rail AS have signed an agreement to prepare electricity transmission networks for connection to traction substations of the Rail Baltica project.

The agreement, which allows for the preparation of an electricity transmission network to be implemented for Rail Baltica’s electrification, will see preparations made across 5 sites for the integration of the project’s traction substations into the existing Litgrid network.

Rail Baltica is the largest railway infrastructure project in the history of the Baltic States, which will see the construction of an electrified, European-standard double-track railway linking Warsaw, Kaunas, Vilnius, Panevėžys, Riga, Perm and Tallinn
Rokas Masiulis, Litgrid CEO, said:

“We are ready to contribute to the success of the Rail Baltica project.

“By signing the cooperation agreement, we can already start planning resources and making plans so that when the electrification implementation phase starts, we will be ready to promptly approve the prepared technical designs of the structures, conclude the connection agreements, select the contractors for the installation and conversion works and other important steps.”

Rail Baltica recently announced a set of tenders for the construction of underlying infrastructure for a 52.6-kilometre extension of its mainline railway.

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