Contract for Riga Rail Baltica Station Construction Signed

Stage 1

During the initial phase of this contract, the consortium will build a three-level station building, overpass structures and access roads with related infrastructure. There will be easy access between the station and the airport complex on the ground floor. The site will feature new access roads, car and bicycle parking, EV charging points, stairs, lifts and escalators. Passengers will be able to enjoy a green corridor to access the terminal building – this corridor is accessible to all passengers, regardless of whether they arrive by public transport, bicycle or car.

The first floor will house a lounge area and waiting rooms for passengers, along with ticket vending machines, ticket offices and information stands.

On the second floor there will be a stop for the high-speed train and shuttle from Riga’s city centre.

Rail Baltica Riga International Airport graphic
Rail Baltica Riga International Airport graphic

© Eiropas Dzelzceļa līnijas

Subsequent Stages

During the next phases of the project the consortium will construct the facade of the station building. The design incorporates the traditions of using wood in Latvian architecture. Therefore, wood will be the main aesthetic element for the facade. This stage also includes mechanical systems and the interior decoration.

Then, the overpass between Riga and Jaunmarupe will be built. As a space-saving measure, the Rail Baltica tracks and the station itself will be situated on the railway overpass, which will have a height of 10m. Nothing like this exists yet in Latvia. An embankment and a 113m railway crossing over K. Ulmana gatve will be built.

Final Stage

The track will be laid during the final stage. The plan is to construct two tracks, allowing there to be four daily high-speed connections to Riga International Airport as well as a shuttle service every half an hour between the airport and Riga Central Station. The travel time between the airport and central Riga will be just eight minutes.