Construction Begins on Rail Baltica Baggage Tunnel at Riga Airport

BSL Infra has started construction on the baggage transportation tunnel that will connect the Rail Baltica railway station to Riga Airport’s new terminal.

The tunnel will feature a special conveyor system to safely transport passenger baggage in both directions, thus connecting the railway with air traffic.

This will enable Rail Baltica to offer an ‘Air To Rail’ service, allowing passengers to register and transfer their luggage between international railway stations and airports. The system will work in both directions, from railway stations to the destination airport and vice versa.

Rail Baltica Tunnel
The Rail Baltica station and infrastructure at Riga Airport will be the first high-speed rail and air connection in the Baltics
Maija Baltgalve, general manager of BSL Infra said:

“We have started work on a small but essential part of the station's infrastructure, which will be one of the bridges between air traffic and railways in the future. In the specific technical project, BSL Infra will build the first part of the baggage tunnel, while the second part will be completed for the Riga Airport as part of the construction of the new passenger terminal.

“The tunnel will house the baggage transportation conveyor system and engineering communications. The tunnel construction works are taking place in parallel with other works, the most ambitious of which is currently the construction of roads, so that this year it will be possible to switch traffic from the existing P133 road, which we use to go to the airport on a daily basis, to the new access road around the future railway station building.”

The construction of the baggage tunnel begins with earthworks. The base of the tunnel will be built at a depth of 5 to 7 meters will have a total length 100 meters.

The ongoing construction of the Rail Baltica station and related infrastructure at Riga Airport began at the end of June 2021 and is expected to be complete in December 2025.

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