One year of construction at Rīga Airport train terminal

July 1 marks exactly one year since the launch of construction of the Rail Baltica International Station at Riga International Airport.

"Among the most significant developments and works completed in the first year are the construction of new engineering communications and roads as well as the relocation of existing engineering supply networks, and construction and testing of two test piles," said a release from RB Rail, the joint venture responsible for the 5.8 billion-euro project. 

The Rīga Aiport station will be one of seven Rail Baltica International stations and will involve a 6 km high-speed railway line, which includes both an overpass and an embankment and the station itself on several levels.

It is planned that passengers will be able to get to the station and airport on the newly built railway not only with the Rail Baltica high-speed train, but also with a regular regional traffic train. 

"During the next year, the construction of piles and the construction of reinforced concrete structures for the flyovers and the station building will continue, as well as the improvement of the infrastructure of the surrounding streets. It is the switching of road traffic from the existing P133 to the new L1 road that will be one of the most noticeable events in the second year, as the construction of the station building continues on the site of the road used until now," said RB Rail.

The construction of the Rail Baltica International Railway Station terminal, access roads and related infrastructure are planned to be completed by December 2023. Companies from Latvia, Italy, Slovakia and Spain are all involved in the construction works.

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