A 15-kilometer extension of the current Tartu-Orava railway route will open on September 1, moving the end point of the line to the Koidula station, near the Estonian-Russian border.
According to Southwestern Railway, once the extension opens, the train will make only brief, one-minute stops at the Orava station.
A one-way ticket from Tartu to Koidula will cost 3 euros and 37 cents and the extended distance will add around 18 minutes to the current 84-minute journey time.
"Just like last fall, we will also switch to the winter-autumn schedule [the same day], meaning that the current daily trip, which sets out from Tartu [to Orava] in the morning and returns in the evening, will start operating only on weekends," said Annemari Oherd, the railway's sales manager.
In addition, the Tartu-Jõgeva route will also be re-opened on September 1.