Ghost Train Station to Come Alive

Photo: Courtesy Tapa Muuseum
4/9/2012 10:03 AM
Category: Culture

Like many railway station buildings in Estonia, the one in Tapa has stood derelict for years as trains became less frequent and visitor services moved online. This summer, the station building in the railway hub town will come to life with theater company Ühendus R.A.A.A.M. presenting a work by Spanish playwright, José Sanchis Sinisterra, "Phantom Train Station."

"I am glad that after standing empty for years and awaiting good ideas, the Tapa railway station will be put in order this summer to welcome culture fans," said member of Tapa municipal council Reigo Tamm, who initiated the project, in Virumaa Teataja.

Tapa mayor Alari Kirt said the municipality applied for funds from the LEADER project.

Owned by EVR Cargo, the Tapa railway station building, dating from 1928, has been closed since 2004, although it has been used as a film set. "We hope that the station house will again come to life, as this year new site papers should be drawn up for the building," said Kirt.

Kristopher Rikken

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