Tallinn airport tram line to enter into service at end of August ({{commentsTotal}})

The airport extension of the number 4 tram will pass under the railway tracks at Ülemiste. October 2016.
The airport extension of the number 4 tram will pass under the railway tracks at Ülemiste. October 2016. Source: (Merko Ehitus/Facebook)

Tram service to Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport is expected to begin at the end of August, construction executives said as the completion of the principal structures of the tram tunnel under the railway line at Ülemiste was celebrated on Friday.

"A significant portion of the construction work on the tram line to the airport has been completed by now — we have relocated existing infrastructure on Keevise Street and Suur-Sõjamae Street, completed digging work along the tunnel's route and construction of the tunnel's bearing structures is in its final stages," Tiit Joosti, project director at the construction company AS Merko Ehitus Eesti, said in a press release. 

He added that hydro insulation work and work on the tracks and road surfaces will then continue presumably until the end of July.

Work has also begun on an urban square in the middle of the tram turnaround loop, while construction of the tram stop and an elevator and escalator facility connecting it with the airport's passenger terminal continue.

Construction of the extension of the number 4 tram line to Tallinn Airport began in spring 2016. Once service to the airport is established, some additional work such as road construction work, street lighting and landscaping work will continue through the end of October.

Editor: Aili Vahtla

Source: BNS



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