The Chairman of the Board of Tallinna Linnatranspordi AS, Enno Tamm and CAF’s Regional Export Manager, Carlos Moreno signed an agreement, under which are 4 additional trams are purchased to be used on 3rd and 4th tram lines .
The new modern trams will be bought for proceeds the state gets from selling unused pollution quota that is directed into environment-friendly projects. The total investment is EUR 9.8 million and part of the amount, EUR 243 000 , will be supported by Tallinna Linnatranspordi AS from own sources.
Tallinn City Transport Operator signed an agreement with CAF in February 2014 for buying 16 new trams, with the option of additional 4. The first new trams will arrive in November this year.
The city fully renovates and extends its 3rd and 4th tram lines during 2014 and 2015 for EUR 26 million. On 23 January 2014, consortium consisting of AS Merko Ehitus Eesti – part of the AS Merko Ehitus group, KMG Inseneriehituse AS and Ratatek OY were awarded the contract to perform the design and renovation work on the infrastructure of Tallinn tram line no. 4.
Major work to be performed in the framework of the contract will be renovation of the tram tracks of tram line no. 4 and renovation of the Pärnu mnt depot tracks along with transferring the tracks to a concrete base, replacing the catenary power lines from Tondi to Ülemiste and Kadriorg, and upgrading the six substations. Following that, the tram tracks will be extended to the Peterburi tee 2 plot, where a tram turnaround loop will be built.
The value of the contract is EUR 26.0 million, plus value added tax. The works will be performed during 2014 and 2015.