The Cost-Benefit Analysis of the Renovation of Türi-Viljandi Railroad Section

Rail transportation is often problematic in Estonia because the number of inhabitants in settlements is small and unsubsidised rail transport is generally not profitable when measured purely in monetary terms. The aim of this project was evaluate whether it is socio-economically cost effective to bring the railroad infrastructure in the Türi-Viljandi railroad section belonging to Edelaraudtee Infrastruktuur AS into accordance with current requirements and increase the maximum passenger train speed to 120 km/h in this section.

Client:

ASI Consult OÜ

Implementation period:

2010

The Reconstruction of Contact Networks on Electric Railroad Lines – Socio-Economic Cost-Benefit Analysis

The maintaining of electric trains does not only assume the renovation of the train park but also the infrastructure. The purpose of this investment project was to renovate the contact network and by that continue the existence of electric train operation in Estonia. The normative time of exploitation for contact networks is 40 years but the existing contact network on Tallinn – Paldiski and Keila-Vasalemma lines was built already between 1958-1964. Our objective was to assess the socio-economic cost-benefit of this project.

Client:

ASI Consult OÜ

Implementation period:

2009