SM prezentacijas v.3

Report
Investments in transport
sector
2014–2020 planning period Informal consultation meeting
Brussels, March 14, 2013
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
Headline targets for 2020 - EU vs. LV
 Strategies and policy planning documents:
 Europe 2020 - A strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive
growth;
 White Paper ''A Roadmap to a Single Transport Area ― Towards a
competitive and resource-efficient transport system’’;
 Union guidelines for the development of the Trans-European
Transport Network.
 National Reform Programme of Latvia for the implementation of
the “Europe 2020”strategy;
 Sustainable Development Strategy of Latvia until 2030;
 National Development Plan 2014-2020
 Transport development guidelines for 2013-2020 (draft)
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
 European Commission's position paper recommendations:
Financial priority should be given to the railway sector, in particular, to
construction of a new fully interoperable higher speed railway connection
to Central Europe, electrification and upgrading of the existing TEN-T core
and comprehensive rail networks, including purchase of modern rolling
stock. Development of multimodal and interoperable nodes. Integrated
and low carbon public and urban transport systems. In relation to the road
network, the priority should be completion of missing links in the TEN-T
core road network and enhancing regional mobility through connecting
secondary and tertiary nodes to TEN-T infrastructure.
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
NDP2020 priority “Growth of the National Economy”
 Priority strategic objective “Outstanding Business
Environment”
In cooperation with the private sector, the state makes investments in
the transport infrastructure, which is crucial for business activity
nationally and internationally. This is done not merely as a way of
rationally taking advantage of the country’s favourable geographic
position, but also to boost Latvian businesses in supplying competitive
products and services to foreign markets. Multi-modal transportation
corridors play an increasingly important role in transit – consisting of
transit roads, the railway and ports. The electrification and
modernisation of transportation corridors allows more and more goods
to be shipped through such corridors and facilitates the development of
new processing and service industries in Latvia.
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
Strategy 2030
 The development of the infrastructure of motorways, railways
(TEN-T), ports and airports of international significance has a
substantial role in improvement of external accessibility of
Latvia.
 It would ensure the possibility for Latvia to develop successfully
as a significant transit country, the bridge between the EU
states, Asia, Russia and the nearest neighboring countries, as
well as to serve as a link between two economic regions of
Europe – Eastern Europe and Northern Europe.
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
General plan of location of the principal transport infrastructure elements
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
TEN-T network revision
Key elements for Latvia
 Inclusion of major axis in the comprehensive and core network,
including Riga to Tallinn and Riga to Kaunas along the new Rail/Via
Baltica alignment, as well as the link between Ventspils and the RU
and BY border.
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
TEN-T core and
comprehensive network
 Roads network: external and
internal accessability
 Core network ports:
accessability and safety
 international airport:
corresponding capacity for
passengers and cargo
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
Targets
 Transport policy target is competitive, sustainable, co-modal transport
system which ensures high quality mobility, effectively using
resources, incl.EU funds.
 Vision of sustainable transport system:
 high quality transport infrastructure (roads in good condition,
electrified railway, comfortable TEN-T linkage with cities, airport „Riga”
as central air traffic point in the region)
 high traffic safety level
 transport and logistics services, which ensure workplaces and provide
significant contribution to increase of services export volume
 accessible public transport which ensures accessibility on the whole
territory of Latvia (comfortable, single public transport system,
achieving inter-coherence of bus and railway transportation)
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
 Road network still have the main role in the provision of internal
accessibility. Density of road network is sufficient it ensures
availability from any populated area to the nearest administrative
centre, links administrative centres with each other as well as with
the capital of the country. However, its quality is not sufficient as
approximately half of roads with asphalt pavement and gravel
pavement are in bad or even critical condition.
 Therefore the priority in respect of the road network will be
ensuring quality TEN-T core road network as well as enhancing
regional mobility through the renovation and reconstruction of the
existing infrastructure.
TEN-T core road network should be to strengthen state main
road surface in order to increase its servability (increase
levelground and bearing capacity, decrease traffic accident risk),
and ensure investment efficiency within the designed surface
lifetime – 20 years.
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
 Reconstructed road sections allow reducing the duration of trip
also in the public transport. Thereby the availability and
accessibility of services (education, health, social, culture,
entertainment etc.) and work places will be ensured for rural
inhabitants.
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
Road network
Information describing a road network
Km of roads in 2012
with the
asphalt
pavement
with the
crushed
stone and
gravel
pavement
without
cover
total
State roads:
8 458
11 661
-
20 119
27,8
main roads (A)
1651
-
-
1651
-
regional roads (P)
4190
1127
-
5317
-
local roads (V)
2617
10 533
-
13 150
-
Municipal roads and
streets:
5644
33 039
-
38 683
53,4
roads
1056
29 593
-
30 649
-
streets
4588
3446
-
8034
-
forest roads
-
6216
3926
10 142
14,0
private roads
500
3000
-
3500
4,8
14 602
53 916
3926
72 444
100
The road
classification
Total:
%
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
 The poor and the very poor condition of existing asphalt pavement
(% of road length)
main roads
47.8%
regional roads
54.3%
local roads
47.3%
 The main indicator that changes with well-maintained road network in
comparison of poor road network is the average cost per vehicle-kilometer
Vehicle-kilometer costs, EUR / km
asphalt pavement
Road surface condition
light vehicles
freight transport
good
0.32
0.90
decent
0.37
1.013
0.41 – 0.57
1.09 – 1.52
bad
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
Other related measures
 Related tasks for road construction activities:
(1) Continuous improvement of Road construction quality – in
general in Latvia adapted EU standards are applied (material testing
methods)
 EU standartisation organisation improves these standards every 57 years and these amendments are assessed against LV situation
 LSR continues work in tasks for EU Standard adaptation; LV
Standard improvements, improvement of road construction
technical specification
(2) Establishment of foreseeable financing model for road
infrastructure from state budget resources/proportion of revenues
from excise duty tax payments and transport payments to ensure
sufficient periodical maintenance and reconstruction
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
Other related measures
 (3) NDP foresees PPP as one of the options for investment
financing. In the road sector this possibility is also being
evaluated and preparatory analysis is to be carried out to assess
PPP viability for certain projects, proposed as part of road
infrastructure financing model [e.g. A7 and A5 Kekava bypass]
 (4) Introduction of of Euroviniette payments as of October 2014,
estimated amount of payments rom 6-9 mil LVL/year in period
from 2014-2020 with tendency to decrease
LATVIJAS REPUBLIKAS SATIKSMES MINISTRIJA
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
The state main road quality
good
29.8%
decent
22.3%
bad
47.8%
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
Previously received support
Investments in 2007-2013 programming period:
 Measure "Improvements and Development of Large Scale
Transport Infrastructure“
 Improvement of the TEN-T Road Network - total CF financing is 216
million LVL (17,54 km to be constructed; 364,7 km to be reconstructed)
 City Infrastructure Improvements for Linkage with the TEN-T - total CF
financing is 20 million LVL
 Measure "Promotion of Accessibility and Transport System"
 Improvement of State Category 1 Motorway Network - total ERDF
financing is 131 million LVL (427,0 km to be reconstructed)
 Improvement of Transit Streets in Cities - total ERDF financing is 64
million LVL (106,0 km to be reconstructed)
 Traffic Safety Improvement in Populated Areas and Riga - total ERDF
financing is 18 million LVL
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
Activities for 2014.-2020.
 NDP2020 objective - ensure convenient and safe access to development
centres, including achieving good driving quality on the roads connecting
national and regional development centres and greater availability of
public transportation by creating an efficient and balanced public
transportation system
 Transport development guidelines for 2013-2020 (draft) goals –
 reconstruction of the national roads (to further aggravate the condition of
roads and ensure road preservation and development of long-term
planning stability)
 the public transport system adjustment (will provide better accessibility,
more efficient use of financial resources, the priority use of railway
transport) to ensure an opportunity for all residents to get to the county
center, to visit the schools, get workplaces state and local government
institutions in the its normal working hours by public transport.
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
 Investment priority “Supporting a multi-modal Single European Transport
Area by investing in the Trans-European Transport Network”
 Investment priority “Enhancing regional mobility through connecting
secondary and tertiary nodes to TEN-T infrastructure”
 Expected results – activities will provide people with more equality of living
and working conditions, accessibility to services and mobility.
 Total length of reconstructed or upgraded main roads (TEN-T) – 345 km
 Reconstructed or upgraded regional roads total length – 574 km
 Reduction of the length of main state and regional paved road segments in a
poor or very poor condition by 50%
 Motor transport operating cost savings:
the main roads – 31.58 mill EUR / year
regional roads – 8.6 mill EUR / year
 Synergy – activities will provide preconditions for the development of
business activity and new job creation in the manufacturing and services
sector in the regions.
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
 Transport development guidelines for 2014-2020 (draft) in
addition to the road network activities offered from Cohesion
Policy funds in next MFF foresees the state and local
government budget funding investments in the national road
network maintenance and restoration. Moreover the investments
are planned for organisation of public transportation services in
a single bus and rail network, providing rural residents with the
possibility of reaching regional development centres and, from
there, the national development centres and the capital
(connections from parishes to the 21+9 at least twice daily).
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
State main and regional road recovery and reconstruction
projects 2007.-2020.
State main road projects for 2014.-2020.
Previously received support for state main roads in 2007.-2013.
Regional state roads asphalt pavement reconstruction projects for 2014.-2020.
State regional roads gravel surface asphalting projects for 2014.-2020.
Previously received support for State regional roads in 2007.-2013.
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
Ports
 Three big ports (Ventspils, Riga and Liepaja) are operating in Latvia
 their proportion in total cargo turnover is 75.2 mill.t (98.2% )
 seven small ports (Engure, Lielupe, Mersrags, Pavilosta, Roja,
Salacgriva, Skulte) total cargo turnover is 1,4 mill.t. (1.8%)
 Investment in port development is a logical continuation of investments
made in road and rail infrastructure, as it will provide multi-modal
infrastructure, which will facilitate the development of related industries
 Freight transit has a vitally important role in the Latvian economy (Total
revenue for transit cargoes (4.4 % of GDP in 2011). It makes up about
1/3 of the total exports of all types of services. Transit promotes the
development of other sectors of the Latvian economy, supports foreign
trade, export
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
Transit importance in Latvian economy
 Transport and storage sector in GDP – 13%
 Total revenue for transit cargo (4.4 % of GDP in 2011)
 Transport and storage sector employs – 68.8 thsd
 Revenues from each ton of transit cargo – 15 EUR
 Investments planned for ports is the continuation of 2007-2013
programming period activities namely reconstruction of access channel
for ships entering the port of Riga, phase II with TEN-T co-financing in
2011 was completed project elaboration of study and detail design for
the project "Reconstruction of Access channel for ships entrance into
Riga port".
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
Previously received support
Investments in 2007-2013 programming period:
 Measure "Improvements and Development of Large Scale
Transport Infrastructure“
 Development of Infrastructure of Large Ports within the
Framework of the "Motorways of the Sea“ - total CF financing is
116 million LVL
Measure "Promotion of Accessibility and Transport System"
 Improvement of Infrastructure in Small Ports - total ERDF
financing is 3,4 million LVL
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
Activities for 2014.-2020.
 Investment priority “developing environment-friendly and low-carbon
transport systems and promoting sustainable urban mobility, including
river and sea transport, ports and multimodal links”
 Compliance with the White Paper target - 30% of road freight over 300
km should shift to other modes such as rail or waterborne transport by
2030, and more than 50% by 2050, facilitated by efficient and green
freight corridors. To meet this goal will also require appropriate
infrastructure to be developed.
 Expected activities – only basic public infrastructure
 Riga port - reconstruction of east and west breakwaters, development
of new territory beyond the west breakwater. Reconstruction of access
channel for ships entering the port that will provide handling for hightonnage vessels.
 Port of Liepaja - harbour breakwaters reconstruction to prevent sand silt entering the port area in order to improve maritime safety and
railway infrastructure development.
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
 Port of Ventspils - development of the access roads to the
Ventspils Freeport existing terminals and industrial zones, piers
and breakwaters reconstruction in order to improve maritime
safety
 Ensuring the maritime safety in winter navigation period in small
ports - Mērsrags, Roja, Salacgrīva and Skulte.
 Measurable outcomes for the activities - cargo turnover in the
major ports – 116 million tonnes in 2020. (base value – 67.4
million tonnes in 2011)
 Synergy - Activities promote to improve the competitiveness of
Latvian products and services and to increase their export
volumes.
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
International airport “Riga”
 Air transport as the fastest
and most efficient type of
transport has significant role
in the provision of external
accessibility
Air
transport
facilitates
development
of
other
industries, especially tourism,
thus promoting growth of
economy and increase of GDP
and employment
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
International airport “Riga”
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
Development of airport activities
Number of served passengers
Increasing number of
passengers due to increasing
proportion of transit and
transfer passengers
Total number of flights
airBaltic served passengers
local passengers
transit and transfer passengers
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
 The international airport “Riga” is dominating in the Baltic
States (number of passengers served at Tallinn and Vilnius in
2012 is around 2 mill. each, that is hardly a half of the amount
served in Riga
 The international airport “Riga” is turning out not only as an
important destination of direct routes, but also as a significant
transit airport for further flights to Central Asia and CIS
countries
 Air cargo at Riga airport have steadily increased despite the
economic recession, growing from 12,294 tons in 2010 to 32,953
tons in 2012, which is also the sound indicator of the significant
role of Riga airport and its impact to the growth of economic.
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
Activities for 2014.-2020.
 Investment priority “Supporting a multi-modal single European
transport area by investing in the Trans-European transport network“
 Compliance with the White Paper target - A fully functional and EU-wide
multimodal TEN-T ‘core network’ by 2030, with a high quality and
capacity network by 2050 and a corresponding set of information
services.
 Targets
 Provide safe, high quality and accessible air transport services
 Develop airport infrastructure
 Promote passenger traffic growth, expanding flight network and
maintaining attractive pricing policy
 problem to be solved
 The international airport “Riga” existing 23 departure passages to
aircraft are unable to operate the number of passengers over 5 million,
number of passengers served in 2012 - 4.7 mill., as well as necessary
separate Schengen and non-Schengen passenger flows.
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
 Expected activities
 The ground infrastructure reconstruction and technical modernization
 Security measures
 Expected results
 number of passengers served – 7,6 mil. (growth - 61%)
 number of passengers served in increased traffic hours – 3,7 thousd.
(growth - 60%)
 number of aircrafts served in increased traffic hours – 34 (growth - 61%)
 N.B.! These results will be achieved in close synergy with investments
planned from own resources, intended for terminal capacity development
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
Previously received support
 Investments in 2007-2013 programming period:
 Measure "Improvements and Development of Large Scale
Transport Infrastructure“
 Development of Airport Infrastructure - total CF financing is 45
million LVL
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
Develop Riga as the region's metropolis functions
necessary infrastructure
 NDP2020 objective - strengthening of the international competitiveness
of Latvia’s regions by increasing the role of Riga as a North European
metropolis.
 The objective: Ensure Riga city urban mobility and safety as well as
developing environmentally-friendly public transport
 Expected results
 port of Riga and Riga city integration in TEN-T network (port roads):
 constructed/reconstructed street length – 8.6 km
 reconstructed / constructed main street junctions – 3
 multi-modal transport junction construction -1
 Riga City public transport improvement:
 tram route adjustment to low-floor tram – 1
 construction of a new tram lines (tram route extension) – 1
 new low-floor trams purchase
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
Context of Riga Mobility plan
 Riga and Pieriga Mobility Plan (RPMP) Objectives:
 develop an efficient, attractive and competitive public transport
system, with priority for electric and railway modes.
the motivation for this objective is to develop a sustainable system
providing good accessibility, limiting traffic hindrance, improving traffic
safety and reducing environmental burden of traffic. With the priority
for electric modes local environmental impact from the transport can be
limited
 create a coherent network with clear road and street
classifications and prioritisation of modes, by eliminating
bottlenecks in the road and street network.
currently, the network has weak and missing links leading to
fragmentation and bottlenecks in the traffic flow. With removal of
missing links and bottlenecks and with road and street classification
the network can be made coherent.
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
 increase the level of road safety, without hampering
accessibility.
 provide multi modal accessibility to different places.
multi modal accessibility is necessary to provide optimal choices for
trip making and to make the transport system less vulnerable for
incidents. Multi modal accessibility can be achieved by providing
facilities for all modes in an integrated transport system with sufficient
transfer possibilities;
 ensure good and reliable connections between the Riga
Freeport, Riga and other national and international (TEN-T)
transport infrastructure networks.
with good connections further economic development is enabled.
Furthermore, with sustainable connections the city center can be
relieved from the freight transport burden, dangerous goods in
particular
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
 ensure good and reliable connections between the Riga
international airport, Riga and other main regional centers in a
sustainable way.
With a good and reliable transport system further economic
development is enabled. Currently, a proper public transport link
between Riga city center, other regional centers and the Riga
international airport is missing.
 Synergy - promoting employment and support labor mobility
and support the transition to a low carbon economy in all
sectors.
 Investments in 2007-2013 programming period:
Measure "Promotion of Accessibility and Transport System
"Traffic Safety Improvement in Riga - total ERDF financing is 8,2
million LVL
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
TEN-T core and
comprehensive network
 Railways
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
Railway network
 Total length of Latvian railway network is 1 896.9km
 319.5 km are dual railway
 257.4 km – electrified
 dominant turnover east-west railway corridor
 strengths - common railway system with neighboring countries (1520
mm) - CIS as well as Asia
 north-south railway corridor
 weaknesses - difference between rails width on the LT/PL borders
(1520mm/1435mm) which restrict traffic geographical coverage
 opportunities - Rail Baltica project
 inland freight transport
 freight carriage not competitive with the road transport, role of road
transportation in inland transport is dominant. Road transportation in
inland transport in Latvia constitutes 96,79 %
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
Euro-Asia logistics traffic
1520mm
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
Strategic objectives and opportunities for
railway
 Establishment of progressive, safe and effective railway
infrastructure corresponding to the needs of the economy
 Ensure full integration of Latvian railway infrastructure in EU
and Eurasia transport system and development of coordinated
cross-border corridors
 Ensure sufficient throughput capacity for West-East corridor
 Ensure infrasrtucture service level corresponding to the railway
passenger transport needs, including the priorities indentified
in Riga Mobility Plan
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
Transit cargo in the total cargo turnover transported by rail
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
Freight transport by railway
Cargo turnover at the 2012
60.6 milj.t
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
Latvian railway network electrification
 In Latvia, during the last years in freight and passenger transportation
as well as public use railway infrastructure the following problems have
intensified:
 Depreciation of rolling stock: diesel-electric locomotives (freight carriages) and
electric trains (passenger carriages);
 Depreciation of power supply equipment (that is a part of public use railway
infrastructure) in electrified sections;
 Increase in transportation costs due to rapid increase in diesel price.
Latvian railway network electrification can solve the above mentioned problems.
The existing DC network for passenger traffic will be renovated and converted to
AC system and the high priority line sections for freight traffic will be electrified
using the AC system. The electric passenger rolling stock will be replaced by
modern AC units and the existing diesel locomotives for freight traffic will be
partly replaced by AC electric locomotives.
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
Latvian railway network electrification current situation
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
Latvian railway network electrification expected result
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
Previously received support
Investments in 2007-2013 programming period:
 Measure "Improvements and Development of Large Scale
Transport Infrastructure“
 Reconstruction and Development of the TEN-T Railway
Segments (Development of the East-west Rail Corridor
Infrastructure and Rail Baltica) - total CF financing is 91,7 million
LVL (52 km to be constructed)
 Development of Sustainable Public Transport System - total CF
financing is 100 million LVL
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
Activities for 2014.-2020.
 Compliance with the EU2020 targets - support the shift towards a low
carbon economy, increase the use of renewable energy sources,
modernise our transport sector and promote energy efficiency.
 Compliance with the White Paper targets - optimising the performance
of multimodal logistic chains, including by making greater use of more
energy-efficient modes.
 NDP2020 objective - The electrification and modernisation of
transportation corridors allows more and more goods to be shipped
through such corridors and facilitates the development of new processing
and service industries in Latvia. Multi-modal transportation corridors play
an increasingly important role in transit – consisting of transit roads, the
railway and ports.
 The railway network electrification has been established as one of the
national priorities for the next programming period. TEN-T multi-annual
program have approved preliminary design of Latvian railway network
electrification project to ensure project preparedness for the new
programming period.
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
 Investment
priority
“Developing
and
rehabilitating
comprehensive, high quality and interoperable railway systems”
 Expected activities
 Latvian railway network electrification - the approximate project
cost - 386 mill/LVL the indicative funding from CEF – 70 mill/LVL
 Implementation of the single train planning and management
system - Ensure all of the operational public railway infrastructure
monitoring and operational train control decision-making, to develop
and maintain electronic goods and passenger train timetables. As well
as providing a unified, automated train dispatcher work process.
 Reconstruction of the major railway junctions (Riga and
Daugavpils railway junction modernization) - morally and
physically obsolete equipment replacement and the modernization of
basic infrastructure, which will prevent the East - West corridor
bottleneck Daugavpils railway junction, making the train - the transfer
station to be carried out at the customs procedures.
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
 Expected results
 total length of reconstructed or upgraded railway line – 1023km
 reconstructed the major railway junctions (Riga and Daugavpils)
 implemented single train planning and management system
 GHG reduction 107 747 tones of CO2
 increased Latvian transit traffic competitiveness
 reduce energy costs for cargo units
 reduce the cost of passenger transportation
 international traffic towable units will be able to use the same
types of communication terminals
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
Rail Baltica II – new European standard gauge line
 Compliance with the White Paper targets
 By 2050, complete a European high-speed rail network. Triple
the length of the existing high-speed rail network by 2030 and
maintain a dense railway network in all Member States. By 2050
the majority of medium-distance passenger transport should go
by rail.
 By 2050, connect all core network airports to the rail network,
preferably high-speed; ensure that all core seaports are
sufficiently connected to the rail freight and, where possible,
inland waterway system
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
Rail Baltica II – new European standard gauge line
 Rail Baltica II project aims at ensuring a safe, fast and high quality
connection between the Baltic States and the major economic, administrative
and cultural centres of Western Europe.
 Interoperability with Polish and German 1435mm gauge network is an
important aspect of the project as a whole because international traffic in the
North-South direction with the present 1520mm gauge rail network in the
Baltic States is very inefficient and not effective.
 The key features of the project:
 Overall length of new track 728km (Latvian section – 235km)
 The route is a mixed traffic conventional route, with a maximum design
speed of 240 kph
 Journey times between Tallinn and the Lithuanian/Polish Border
 Passenger 4.13 hrs (4hrs:8mins)
 Freight 10.38 hrs (10hrs:23mins)
 Average speeds
 Passenger 170 kph
 Freight 68 kph
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
Rail Baltica II – new European standard gauge line
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
Rail Baltica II – new European standard gauge line
 In order to ensure project’s preparedness Ministry of Transport in January
2013 launched tender on detailed technical study and environmental impact
assessment. The aim of the detailed technical study is by 2015 to determine
precise location of planned railway line on the territory of Latvia, including
connections with the port and the airport and to carry out necessary studies
and preliminary works for commencement of preparation of technical design of
the railway line, land expropriation and construction.
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
Rail Baltica II – new European standard gauge line
Connecting Europe Facility
 new integrated instrument for investing in EU infrastructure
priorities
 CEF proposal defines potential strategic projects on the TEN-T
core network
 CEF proposal identified core corridor “Baltic – Adriatic” defines
support for high speed railway line “Rail Baltica” with rail –
airports/ports interconnections, rail-road terminals and
Motorways of the sea
 East-West rail network (Latvian railway network electrification)
corridor and Via Baltica road are also identified as CEF
priorities.
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
Rail Baltica II – new European standard gauge line
 If the funding is granted within the Connecting Europe Facility
only then during the period 2015 - 2022 implementation of
activities related to the construction of the main line will take
place, namely:
 connection to the Riga International Airport and port
(including terminal construction for railway input)
 Daugava River crossing (railway bridge) in Riga City territory
 multi-modal bridge construction (Saulkalnes crossing - section of
E67/A5 from the A4/A6 junction to Ķekava Bypass)
 starting the base line construction (including land purchase)
 The indicative necessary funding from CEF – 840 mill/EUR
 Expected result in 2030 - number of international railway passengers,
thousand per year – 2.3 mill.
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
Thank you for attention!
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA

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