Railway Station Infrastructure to Receive €15M Boost ({{commentsTotal}})

The Ministry of Economic Affairs has confirmed that Estonia is to receive several million euros worth of EU aid to upgrade the nation's railway stations, specifically adjoining infrastructure such as bus stops, car and bike parking lots, waiting pavilions and information displays.

Rasmus Ruuda, an adviser at the Ministry of Economic Affairs, told Postimees on Saturday that 15 million euros, of which 85 percent will come from EU funds, will go toward fixing up 20 stations, and that the the ministry hopes to take delivery of the funds by the the fourth quarter of 2014.

The aim of the project is to improve connections between different types of public transport and to maximize the potential of rail travel.