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Proposal for Riga: Intra-city Train Line Central Station - Ziemeļblāzma (by Toms Purgailis)

Publicēja 2011. gada 29. janv. 06:36Reinis Bērziņš   [ atjaunināts 2011. gada 29. janv. 06:55 ]

Liepājniekiem jaunie pilsētplānotāji Toms Purgailis un Ilgvars Jansons jau pasvieduši gana ideju savas dzimtās pilsētas labiekārtošanai, nu kārta pienākusi rīdziniekiem - jums tiek piedāvāta jauna iekšpilsētas dzelzceļa satiksmes līnija. Jo sevišķi gaidām vietējo - Rīgas 31.vidusskolas, 46.vidusskolas, Rīgas Valsts tehnikuma (bijušās 12.arodvidusskolas), kā arī Rīnūžu ģimnāzijas - jauno ģeogrāfu viedokļus par šo ierosinājumu.

It is now 20 years since Riga metropolitan project was stopped due to several problems. As the first big infrastructure project – the Southern Bridge – will be finished in few years the next project – the Northern Bridge – has came in spotlight of political discussions. Manville not a single transportation building for public transport is built and visions reach no further than a 800 m tram tunnel under Gaisa bridge. Yes – the vehicles goes under massive replacement program but no improvement in speed is made so far.

The City Development program states at least three possible fast transport systems: light rail (on tram basis), city trains (to split regional service from intra-city service) and train-tram or tram-train service (trains and trams may have common rail sections).  How to use these concepts?
Current ambitious port development leaves little hope that existing rail tracks could be used for frequent intra-city service so alternative solution must be found. Here is my concept of gradually increasing speed standards in Vecmīlgrāvis direction. This direction was chosen because Vecmīlgrāvis is a densely populated neighborhood far (9.3km) from the Centre. Now it is served by bus route with suffers from frequent delays.
Tram and railway tracks in Riga have almost the same gauge – 1520mm (trains) 1524mm (trams) - so the rolling stock is interchangeable. Meanwhile heavy rail have higher safety standards so no ordinary streetcars are allowed on train rails. Trams in Riga use 600V DC, but suburban trains 3kV DC – whith according to some unofficial information could be altered to 25 kV AC. 

Raksta turpinājumu lasiet Toma Purgaiļa satiksmes blogā, kā arī piedalieties diskusijā.


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