Back to list Print 6. Apr. 2021

"Rīgas satiksme" announced an open tender for the development of a construction project for the adaptation of the infrastructure of tram route No. 7 to the low-floor tram parameters

"Rīgas satiksme" informs that an open tender has been announced for the development of a construction project and author's supervision for the renewal and reconstruction of the tram infrastructure of tram route No. 7, adjusting this line to the low-floor tram parameters. The offers must be submitted by May 5, 3:00 pm.

Within the framework of the project “Adaptation of the Riga tram infrastructure to the low-floor tram parameters”, it is planned to renew and rebuild the line of the tram route No. 7 in the section from Centrāltirgus Street to the final point “Ķengarags”. The total length of the adaptive line is about 7 km. The design task provides for:

  • reconstruction of the catenary structures with construction of the new supports and partial replacement of the existing supports, as well as reconstruction of the catenary suspension system, ensuring movement of the trams equipped with both pantograph and contact bar;
  • reconstruction and construction of the low-voltage cables feeding the catenary throughout the route section, with inputs to “Rīgas satiksme” substations in Abrenes Street 13, Ķengaraga Street 3A, Fridriķa Street 2 and Aviācijas Street 1C;
  • reconstruction of the tram tracks in the section of Maskavas Street from Centrāltirgus Street to Turgeņeva Street, including construction of the two new stop platforms, and renovation of the trackform at the intersection with Turgeņeva Street;
  • where technically possible, it is planned to build the entrance and exit platforms in the section of Maskavas Street from Turgeņeva Street to the Southern Bridge, as well as to improve the stops and restore the trackform in the stop areas;
  • reconstruction of the tram tracks at the intersection of Maskavas Street and Fridriķa Street, envisaging the installation of the trackform suitable for performing a turning maneuver for entry/exit to/from the tram depot No. 3 in Fridriķa Street 2;
  • renovation of the trackform in the section of Maskavas Street from Rēznas Street to Ogres Street;
  • renovation of the trackform at the intersection of Maskavas Street with Slāvu Street (opposite the building in Maskavas Street 257B), envisaging the replacement of the reinforced concrete slabs;
  • reconstruction, improvement of the stop platforms and track renewal in the stop areas in the section from Ķengaraga Street to the final point in Ķengarags, as well as improvement of the stop “Southern Bridge”;
  • installation of the traffic lights and adjustment of signals to improve the tram traffic on route No. 7;
  • activities to improve tram traffic safety at the intersections of Maskavas Street with Ķengaraga Street and Prūšu Street.


Detailed information on the rules of the open tender, applicant selection requirements, preparation and submission of offers is published on the website:

It should be noted here that the implementation of the “Adjustment of the Riga Tramway Infrastructure to the Parameters of Low-Floor Tramway” project in general would benefit from the promotion of environment-friendly public transport and the subsequent increase of passenger traffic with environment-friendly public transport. Apart from that, it has several environment sustainability-related objectives:

  • ensure environmental accessibility for any passenger – elderly passengers, disabled people and parents with baby prams;
  • to increase the number of public transport users who use environmentally friendly public transport;
  • to increase the speed of the tram traffic;
  • to reduce traffic jams;
  • reduce the negative CO2 emission impact on the environment and air quality produced by private cars;
  • improve the experience of travelling with public transport by means of improving the quality of service.

As already reported, “Rīgas satiksme” submitted a project application to the Central Finance and Contracting Agency for attracting co-financing of the European Union Cohesion Fund for the development of the Riga tram infrastructure. Taking into account that the project is planned to be implemented by the end of 2023, “Rīgas satiksme” will start the necessary works in time to meet the set deadlines.

The total project costs are estimated at about 47.9 million Euros. The intended co-funding from the Cohesion Fund is 85% of eligible expenses, which is 33.7 million Euros, whereas the remaining 14.2 million Euros would be provided by “Rīgas satiksme”.

To communicate with «Rīgas satiksme», please use our hotline 20361862 or email to You can also contact us on our website at, section «Contact us» («Sazinies ar mums»), where everybody can submit his/her application.

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