In February, Egis presented to the municipality of Tallinn (Estonia) the results of its study on the optimization of a connection between the future Ulemiste station of the Rail Baltica (RB) high-speed railway line project and the passenger port of the Estonian capital, from where ferries depart for the Scandinavian countries.
This presentation was successfully held in the presence of Riia Sillave, CEO of RB Estonia, Andrei Novikov, Deputy Mayor of Tallinn and Valdo Kalm, CEO of the Port of Tallinn, as well as the Estonian press and media.
This study is financed and managed by Rail Baltica as part of the eponymous European project.
This megaproject foresees the construction of a new railway line from Tallinn to Warsaw, via Latvia and Lithuania, but also integrates the development of new infrastructure options at the regional level. In Tallinn, the tramway line should allow the short-term continuity of the route to the port and therefore to the Scandinavian countries. In the longer term, an extension of the high-speed railway line through a tunnel to Helsinki could be created.
The study produced by Egis was based on technical and economic aspects and took into account various criteria such as urban integration conditions, speed, the scale of investments, maintenance costs, etc.
The Egis teams analysed three options, and the one chosen is for the development and operation of the existing tramway network.
This new tramway corridor will make the city centre and the old port more attractive and more accessible for residents as well as for tourists who are already 10 million per year to frequent the port.
The cost of the project is estimated at around 26 million euros. Implementation will depend on the planning of the city of Tallinn, but according to the analysis, the extension could be commissioned by the end of 2023.
In presenting the results of this study, Egis once again demonstrated its expertise and the effectiveness of its teams in the early studies of an international urban project.