Rail Baltica announces 'Control-Command and Signalling subsystem' tender

The Rail Baltica joint venture and contracting party RB Rail AS have announced a new design and build tender for "the full scope of the Control-Command and Signalling subsystem (CCS) implementation for the Rail Baltica mainline." 

The public procurement procedure is being carried out in two stages with negotiations, and the contract is expected to be signed in mid-2024.

“The goal of the Rail Baltica Global Project is to secure a fully unified and interoperable Control-Command and Signalling system along the whole 870 km Rail Baltica mainline. In the beginning of 2022, we onboarded (sic) an international consortium for the Control-Command and Signalling engineering and works supervision, and now that the concept design and deployment strategy is in place, we are moving on to the next stage,” said Jean Marc-Bedmar, Head of Systems and Operations Department at RB Rail AS.

The technical scope of the Rail Baltica Control-Command and Signalling subsystem deployment includes ETCS (European Train Control System), FRMCS (Future Railway Mobile Communication System), interlocking and block system, traffic management system, ICT (Information and Communication Technology) systems including data transmission network, voice communication, cyber security, ancillary systems for railway operation communication, monitoring applications, SCADA (Supervisory control and data acquisition), station equipment on stations including passenger information, CCTV (Close Circuit Television Cameras), master clock, ticketing system, platform gates for some stations, non-traction power supply for CCS subsystems, and a cableway system for all systems as well as technical buildings and premises.

"Currently it is estimated that the implementation of the CCS for the Rail Baltica mainline will take place until the end of 2030," the announcement of the tender said.

Applications must be submitted electronically by 1 March 2023. More information is available at the project website.

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