Tallinn Greenlights Free Train Travel Within City Limits ({{commentsTotal}})

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As expected, the Tallinn City Council approved a motion to extend the capital's free public transport to light rail within the city.

In the vote Thursday evening, the council gave the government the authority to sign an agreement with Elron, the train operator, to compensate ticket fares.

The agreement would come into effect October 14, according to initial reports, and would last until the end of 2014.

The revenue Elron would stand to lose before compensation is 375,000 euros, or about 75,000  euros per quarter.

The city will pay Elron for the actual number of trips made by passengers using the capital's green farecard.