The study will include a pre-study, a market and supplier assessment, and a deployment strategy for the electrification and the power supply for the planned 870km standard-gauge 250km/h line linking Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius and Poland which will be electrified at 25kV ac.

RB Rail is seeking optimum interoperability and cost efficiency and hopes to achieve economies of scale by adopting a single concept for the project.

“The electrification of the Rail Baltica railway will also contribute to a reduction in CO2 emissions, as well as create savings in terms of energy and the exploitation of the rolling stock,” says Mr Mart Nielsen, CTO with RB Rail.

Rail Baltica is due to be completed in 2026.