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Adaptation of the Riga tram infrastructure to the parameters of the low-floor tram

Organisation: Green Liberty Website: Added: June 30, 2023
Project start date: August 05, 2022
Project end date: December 31, 2023


In the current situation, Riga's 7th tram route is served only by aging tram trains, unable to ensure the availability of public electric transport for a number of users, incl. for people with special needs. As a result of the implementation of the project, a positive impact is expected on the number of passengers transported on tram routes 5 and 7. Tram route 7 connects the city center with neighborhoods such as Moscow's Forshtate and Ķengarags, where a total of 69.3 thousand people live. Also, on this section of the route there are several important objects as the recreation center "Lido", the shopping complex "Akropole", as well as the shopping center "Dole". Creating a high-quality tram infrastructure and increasing the quality of service will promote the use of more environmentally friendly public transport. The availability of public transport, safety and convenience of passengers will be improved - time savings and mobility opportunities - more convenient getting to and from work/places of residence, educational institutions, shopping and recreation places, etc. Tram speed, quality, accessibility, safety are aspects that will make the tram a more attractive vehicle in Riga. It is predicted that after the implementation of the project, the number of tram passengers on tram routes 5 and 7 will increase by an indicative amount of up to 6% compared to 2019.

Financial data

Total investment: 55 210 427.06 €. EU investment: 38 784 184.29 € (70,2%).


This project seems to bring only benefits. It is not specifically mentioned, but raised ground at the stops would be preferred if we want to include all members of the society.

Information sources

Other info

Riga municipality's limited liability company "Rīgas satiksme":

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.