Elron to restore regular train traffic in Tartu direction

  • 2020-06-22
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN, Jun 22, BNS – Railway repair works in the direction of Tartu will be completed and the normal frequency in this direction will be restored from June 28.

"Estonian Railways is nearing the end of the repair work of the Tabivere-Karkna section, which means that from the end of this week, from June 28, we can offer passengers a more comfortable ride to Tartu -- replacement buses no longer need to be used and trains can be used again along the entire trip every day. There is a slight increase in journey time due to speed restrictions, but it is important that we can add departures to the timetable by restoring all pre-coronavirus departures in the direction of Tartu. In connection with this, we can also add trains to the Valga and Koidula routes," Ronnie Kongo, sales and development manager at passenger train operator Elron, said.

"As entering and exiting the Balti Jaam station takes place on one route for both southwestern and all eastern trains, changes to other routes will inevitably also have to be made when adding departures to the Tartu direction. There will be small changes both in the southwest direction and on the Tallinn-Aegviidu route, and the departure time of one Tallinn-Narva express train will also change. In addition, traffic between Tallinn and Paaskula will increase," he said.

Timetables can be found on Elron's website and on waiting platforms, free train information is also provided by the 24-hour information hotline 6 160 245.