Extra railcars, departures to be added on Russian train for holidays ({{commentsTotal}})

Russian tourists arriving at Tallinn's Baltic Station from Moscow.
Russian tourists arriving at Tallinn's Baltic Station from Moscow. Source: (Postimees/Scanpix)

Estonian state-owned railway infrastructure company Estonian Railways (EVR) said that due to high demand by Russian tourists, the number of railcars will be doubled and extra departures added on its Moscow-St. Petersburg-Tallinn route during the holiday season.

Russian tourists' interest in visiting Tallinn is continuing to grow, EVR said on Thursday. In response, the company is planning to add extra railcars and departures its Moscow-St. Petersburg-Tallinn train for the holiday period and New Year's Eve to ensure there will be enough tickets for everyone interested.

Typically, a total of seven railcars are in use on the Moscow-Tallinn route, but from Dec. 22 to Jan. 10, the number of railcars will be increased to up to 15, increasing passenger capacity to 550. An additional departure from Moscow will also be added to the schedule on Dec. 30 and Jan. 2.

"We are happy to acknowledge that the number of passengers from Russia is continuing to grow, and the first ten days of December have already indicated a 20-percent increase compared to the same period last year," EVR communications director Monika Kaljusaar said. "This is why two additional departures have been planned and the number of railcars will be doubled."

Editor: Aili Vahtla

Source: BNS

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