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Purchase of electric trains necessary for the transportation of passengers in Riga and Pieriga

Organisation: Green Liberty Website: Added: June 30, 2023
Project start date: May 27, 2022
Project end date: December 26, 2023


23 new passenger electric trains (ET) will be purchased within the project "Purchase of electric trains necessary for the transportation of passengers in Riga and Pieriga" (Project). An additional 9 ETs are planned to be purchased, which will be fully financed from the state budget and which are not included in the project. The implementation of the project will ensure that the morally and technically outdated electric train fleet at Pasažieru Vilciens' disposal will be renewed. The implementation of the joint project meets both EU and national goals. The implementation of the project will promote the efficiency of passenger transportation, the use of environmentally friendly technologies, and will also improve passenger mobility in Riga and Pieriga.

Financial data

Total investment: 161 209 300.00 €. EU investment: 114 211 073.00 € (70,8%).


This project and the procurement involved in it should have happened several years ago, because the previous lineup is so outdated that you can't buy spare parts for it. It would be desirable not only to replace the composition, but also to create new lines of environmentally friendly technologies and to replace the existing compositions using fossil energy.

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European Climate Initiative (EUKI)
This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The EUKI competition for project ideas is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.