TRAIN TRAVEL - Tallinn and Riga to be linked by 2010
- By Abdul Turay
TALLINN - Just a few years ago it seemed like international Baltic rail links were falling apart. The line between Tallinn and Riga, never that good or efficient to begin with, was shut down altogether in 2001. Meanwhile the then cash-strapped Estonian government sold off the publicly-owned railway company in a fire sale. Now there has been a sea change for the industry. Railway companies are flush with cash and this means more choice for passengers. At the center of this is the plan to reconnect Tallinn directly to Riga via the town of Valga/Valka on the Latvian, Estoni...
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