St. Petersburg train service to recommence

  • 2006-10-02
  • By TBT staff
TALLINN - The Estonian transport company GO Grupp plans to resume a daily passenger train service between Tallinn and St Petersburg next March, the daily Vesti Dnya newspaper reports.
The service was discontinued in 2004 due to low passenger numbers, but the GO Grupp has now concluded an agreement on
re-launching the service in agreement with Russia's October Railway.
Trains will depart from Tallinn every morning, GO Grupp chief executive Aare Kilp told the newspaper. Previously, trains departed in the evening, which proved to be an unpopular schedule with passengers who did not enjoy passing border checkpoints at night.
A delegation from St Petersburg visited Tallinn last week, and hailed the resumption of the service between the two cities as instrumental in promoting tourism. Hundreds of St Petersburg residents, who would like to spend the weekend in Tallinn, would find a train trip more comfortable than traveling by bus.