Design contract awarded for new Riga International Airport station and railway

Photo: Rail Baltica. EDZL, the state-owned organisation established to implement Rail Baltica in Latvia, has awarded the construction design and supervision contract for Riga International Airport’s new railway station and related infrastructure. The winning party of the international tender was the PROSIV consortium, which is comprised of consultants Sintagma, of Italy, designers Prodex, of Slovakia and engineering firm…

Estimated cost of California’s high-speed line increases by $13bn

Image: California High-Speed Rail Authority. The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) has released a revised business plan for building the nation’s first high-speed railway, with cost estimates rising by $13 billion (∼€10.5 billion). Plans detailed in 2016 stated that Phase 1 of the route between San Francisco and Los Angeles would cost around $64.2 billion (∼€52.1…