The delivery includes four level crossing systems of the PZZ-GTS type produced by AŽD, including barrier drives, LED warning lights for road and pedestrian crossings, axle counters, surveillance cameras and integration into station interlocking and line signalling equipment. The integration will not be difficult, because the Kaunas - Kybartai line is secured by the AŽD company's equipment, which will centrally control all level crossings. The implementation period, including design, is 12 months. AŽD cooperates with the local company UAB FIMA on the project.
“This project was initiated by a serious emergency that recently took place in Lithuania at one of the railway level crossings of a foreign manufacturer, revealing significant safety deficiencies in the existing level crossing devices in Lithuania. The signing of this contract confirmed the highest technical level of AŽD technologies and the interest of the new management of Lithuanian Railways in further cooperation. This order opens the door to the Lithuanian market even more for us," says the CEO of AŽD Zdeněk Chrdle.
Part of the evaluation of AŽD's offer was also the so-called "National Security", when it was necessary to prove that AŽD's ownership structure does not contain any property ties to Russia, Belarus or China and that it is a purely Czech product manufactured in the Czech Republic.
In Lithuania, projects related to the Rail Baltica corridor are now being intensively prepared, which is a big challenge for all companies in the railway industry. The AŽD company will definitely not stand aside in this process and is already intensively preparing for the expected public tenders.