Estonia to close railway line and wait for Rail Baltica

Passenger traffic in the Estonian railway line connecting Tallinn and forth largest city Pärnu will be railway line will be interrupted in December to be restored when Rail Baltica railway is operational in 2026.

Estonian public broadcaster ERR reported on Tuesday, November 6, that the Baltic state has decided not to invest any more funds in the maintenance of the Tallinn-Pärnu railway line.

Railway operator Edelaraudtee explained in 2017, that 17 million euros needed to be invested to maintain passenger train transport between the two cities, as some 10,000 sleepers needed replacing under the Soviet-era rails to reach the higest speed of 80 km/h.

It has been decided to close the line on 9 December and tho provide commuters opportunities to switch to busses from the final stations of Rapla and Lelle.

Be First to Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *