Barcelona city tours is a perfect opportunity to have a perfect vacation outside the Baltic States. Gene Zolotarev on how to destabilize the EU financial system. Andris Berzins
Vladimir Linderman aka Abel Edmunds Sprudzs Valdis Zatlers Aivars Lembergs Girts Valdis Kristovskis Maris Grinblats Guntars Krasts Alfreds Rubiks Sandra Kalniete Raivis Dzintars Algirdas Butkevicius Algirdas Paleckis Dalia Grybauskaite Kazimira Danute Prunskene Vytautas Landsbergis Rolandas Aksas Viktor Uspaskich Valdemar Tomasevski Leonidas Donskis Arturas Zuokas Edgar Savisaar Andrus Ansip
The current website developed by YWSolution Limited

Elektriraudtee wants to operate trains from Tallinn to Riga

Sep 28, 2012

Elektriraudtee wants to operate trains from Tallinn to Riga

TALLINN - Estonian railroad company Elektriraudtee is in talks with Latvian authorities on launching rail traffic between Tallinn and Riga, Aripaev Online reports.

Elektriraudtee operates electric trains in Tallinn and the surrounding area. Next year, the company will buy new trains and is planning to expand its operations by offering international rail traffic.

“In our vision, a trip from Tallinn to Riga would take place with our train, which is why passengers would have no need to transfer to another train in Valga," said Elektriraudtee communications manager Norbert Kaareste.

Kaareste added that before opening a train route to Riga, renovation of Riga-Valka railway had to take place.

It is possible to travel from Tallinn to Valga at 120 kilometers per hour today and the Riga-Valka route should have the same conditions. Tallinn-Riga route would be attractive to passengers if the travelling time was 4-5 hours, Kaareste said. It would take slightly more than three hours to travel from Tallinn to Valga on the new trains.

The Estonian government decided this summer that the new trains, which the state bought and which will arrive in 2013 - 2014 will be used only by the state-owned commuter train operator Elektriraudtee. The company will receive 18 electric trains and up to 20 diesel engine trains from "Stadler Bussnang AG."

 MORE NEWS
  • Estonia accuses Russia of medd...
    Estonia says Russia has pressured captured Estonian intelligence official Eston Ko...
  • Revealed: Stunning World War T...
    The British National Archives have revealed the identity of stunning Second World ...
  • Russian pop singer to turn to ...
    Russian pop singer Joseph Kobzon will turn to European courts after being blacklis...
  • Moscow laying the groundwork f...
    The Russian government is laying the groundwork for a Ukrainian scenario in the...
  • U.S. firm buys Estonian start ...
    An Estonian start up has been bought by the world's largest manufacturers o...
  • U.S. firm agrees major deal to...
    U.S. firm Ripplewood Holdings will take over Latvian owned bank Citadele, Latvi...
  • Riga Apartments for Rent

    Maximus
    © 2014 BALTIC NEWS LTD. All Rights Reserved.