OÜ Reaalprojekt, rolling stock depot Nord Projekt Design Rail Baltica


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The depot will manage and repair trains whose final terminal is the Rail Baltica Ülemiste joint terminal. Credit: Роман Распутин from Pixabay.

OÜ Reaalprojekt and Nord Projekt have completed the design of the Rail Baltica Ülemiste rolling stock depot in Estonia.

Rail Baltica is a new 870 km long rail transport infrastructure project, which aims to integrate the Baltic States into the European rail network. The project will link Helsinki, Tallinn, Pärnu, Riga, Panevežys, Kaunas, Vilnius and Warsaw.

Designed in several stages, the rolling stock depot will mainly ensure the management and repair of trains whose final terminal is the common terminal Rail Baltica Ãœlemiste.

It should be noted that the depot must also provide repair and maintenance services to the rest of the Rail Baltica fleet of 1435 mm gauge trains.

According to Rail Baltica’s operational plan, around 26 high-speed trains and 16 regional trains will run in the infrastructure.

At the same time, the depot will be able to accommodate seven trainsets.

The new rolling stock depot will park the passenger fleet and perform other necessary maintenance functions.

It will also include design solutions for the traffic control center, administration building, warehouses, technical rooms and other necessary service units.

In December 2020, Rail Baltica chose OÜ Reaalprojekt and Nord Projekt to design its largest rolling stock depot in Estonia. No less than six bidders participated in the procurement of the design of the rolling stock depot.

Subsequently, the joint offer of € 1.86 million presented by these companies was declared successful.

The architectural design solutions will be approved by all parties involved, and construction of the depot is expected to begin in the first half of next year.

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