Rail connection to Moscow poised for u-turn ({{commentsTotal}})

The regular Moscow-Tallinn rail line could return to operation in a few weeks, after the service was suspended in mid-May.

GoRail, which serviced the route, suspended the service in May, having ended a rail connection with St. Petersburg a week earlier. A drop in Russian tourists was cited as the main reason for disconnecting rail passenger routes with Russia for the first time in 65 years.

Although the route is yet to be officially restored, talks are being finalized by Estonian and Russian railway companies. GoRail will be in charge of tickets while the train itself will be Russian-owned, Postimees reported.

The service could start as early as July 10. The train will stop in St. Petersburg on its 18-hour journey from Tallinn to Moscow.

Editor: J.M. Laats

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