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Environmentally friendly development of public transport in the city of Daugavpils

Organisation: Green Liberty Website: Added: June 30, 2023
Project start date: March 10, 2017
Project end date: September 09, 2021


The aim of the project is to promote the use of environmentally friendly public transport and increase the number of passengers in environmentally friendly public transport in Daugavpils. The following actions are planned in the project:

  1. reconstruction of the tram line in the sections Vienības iela - Stacijas iela, including the intersection of 18.novembra and Ventspils streets (2.06 km);
  2. construction of a new tram line in the section 18. Novembra iela - Veselības iela - Stropu ciems in Daugavpils (2.26 km);
  3. reconstruction of the existing contact network for the use of rod-shaped and pantograph-type current receivers (9.50 km);
  4. construction of the cable line in the section Jātnieku ielas depot - Tropi (track length 2.15 km);
  5. Purchase of 8 four-seat tram cars.

Tram movement will become smoother, safer and faster. All new low-floor trams will be equipped with air-conditioning equipment, monitors and an audio system, they will have better sound insulation, they will make it much easier for passengers to get on and off the vehicle and increase the comfort level of passengers during the journey.

Financial data

Total investment: 17 776 419.30 €. EU investment: 12 999 768.08 € (73,1%).


Residents have given positive feedback about this project. This has also been proven in numbers - the number of tram customers has increased by 3%. Unfortunately, the trams are not true low-floor trams and have a step, which makes them difficult to access for a significant part of the public.

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Other info

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.