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Rail Baltica signs first agreement for local stop at Kohila, Estonia

Posted: 13 January 2021 | | No comments yet

Further agreements are due to be finalised in 2021, with all of the municipalities where Rail Baltica stops will be built.

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Kohila municipality and RB Estonia have signed an agreement of cooperation for the design and construction works of the Rail Baltica stop at Kohila.

RB Estonia will organise the construction of Rail Baltica local stop station buildings, field areas, parking lots, lighting, bus stops and access roads.

Further agreements are due to be finalised in 2021, with all of the municipalities where Rail Baltica stops will be built.

“Although Rail Baltica will primarily be a high-speed international railway connection, enabling regional train traffic within Estonia will certainly add value to the railway,” commented Tõnu Grünberg, Chairman of the RB Estonia Management Board, “and increase its use.”

“I am pleased our cooperation with the municipaity of Kohila has been very constructive and we have been working together to find the best solutions for the local community.”

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The Kohila council unanimously approved the agreement.

Kohila’s Mayor, Uku Torjus, stated: “[The stop will provide] inhabitants of the municipality additional opportunities for working and travelling in the direction of both Tallinn and Rapla. The cooperation agreement signed will provide the basis for this.”

The planning, design, construction and subsequent maintenance of the railway infrastructure related to local Rail Baltica stops shall be carried out by the authorities and companies implementing the Rail Baltica project according to the base solution specified in the Rail Baltica design guidelines. The planning, design and construction of the station building associated with the local stops, and of the facilities serving the local stop, such as access roads and parking lanes, will be carried out by RB Estonia within the base solution.

Rail Baltica, the 870km infrastructure project, aims to integrate the Baltic States in the European rail network. The 10-year project represents a €5 billion investment in the region for passenger and freight traffic, providing high-speed environmentally friendly transport, which is fully electrified. It is the largest Baltic region infrastructure project in the last 100 years.

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