Rail Baltica signs contract for control-command and signalling
Engineering and consultancy groups SYSTRA, Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane Group (ITALFERR) and EGIS have been appointed as engineering and works supervision contractors for Rail Baltica’s control-command and signalling (CCS) subsystems deployment. The contract signed on Tuesday is valued at 32,3 million euro.
The mentioned companies will provide engineering and project management services for the CCS preparation, procurement and supervision. Among other items, the deployment includes the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) Level 2 and traffic management, as well as ancillary, station and non-traction power supply subsystems. SYSTRA, ITALFERR and EGIS will be involved throughout the construction period.
“Our goal is to provide a fully unified and interoperable solution of the Control-Command and Signalling system along the whole 870 kilometres Rail Baltica route, and to reach this target that we were looking for Systems Engineering Services with the technical expertise, experience and skills to manage the implementation of this sophisticated, interconnected and almost “state-of-the-art” Control-Command and Signalling solutions”, says Rail Baltica chief technical officer Marc-Philippe El Beze.
“CCS is a prerequisite for high-quality, effective and safe operations on our railway infrastructure for both passenger and freight traffic”, his predecessor said ahead of the 2020 procurement announcement.
Connecting to the European network
The Rail Baltica railway line is one of the most ambitious rail infrastructure projects in this part of the world. It will connect to the European standard gauge network, making it possible to eventually travel from Amsterdam to Tallinn in Estonia via Berlin and Warsaw.