Modernisation of a 110km section of railway in Lithuania nears completion

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Fima is close to wrapping up one of the most ambitious projects it has ever undertaken. By the end of the year, the company will have completed the modernisation of the Kaunas to Kybartai railway line, which forms part of Branch IXD of the International Transport Corridor IX.

Fima’s engineers, working with its partner, AŽD Praha, have installed a modern microprocessor-based rail traffic control system as well as modernising the power supply, telecommunications and security systems on the strategically important line.

A 70km section of the line and five stations – Mauručiai, Kazlų Rūda, Pilviškiai, Vilkaviškis and Kybartai – as well as their branch lines have been modernised so far and the systems installed by Fima have been commissioned.

The project includes modernisation of 94km of the Kaunas to Kybartai section and 15km of the Palemonas to Rokai to Jiesia bypass as well as eight stations. Work on the stations at Rokai, Jiesia and Kaunas is expected to be completed by late autumn. 

The modernisation of railway infrastructure and the installation of modern control technology will improve safety on the section and increase its freight capacity. Following the installation of the new traffic control system, the line speed on the upgraded section will be increased to 160km/h.

You can watch a video documenting the project at:
Modernisation of the Kaunas to Kybartai railway line