Railway Operators in Estonia


EVR Cargo

Network length, gauge and electrification (2013):

On 1 January 2009 a separate EVR Infra (now Eesti Raudtee) and EVR Cargo subsidiary were created. In 2012 ownership of EVR Cargo was transferred to the state. Eesti Raudtee owns the electric lines around Tallinn and the main lines from Tallinn to the east and southeast, towards Russia and Latvia.

In 2013 24.4 million tonnes of freight were transported over EVR tracks. 4.1 million passengers travelled on national lines, 156.3 thousand people used trains towards Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Website: http://www.evrcargo.ee/

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GO Group

Network length, gauge and electrification (2014):

GO Rail operated all trains from Estonia to Russia until May 2015, when the service was ended. GO Rail continues to operate charter trains. Since 10-07-2015 GO Rail provides locomotives for the Moscow-St. Petersburg-Tallinn service, operated by RZD. It was renamed in 2006 from EVR Express, as it is now part of the GO Group (busses, trains, travel agency and hotel).
Another business of the GO Group is track maintenance. For this they bought several track mainenance trains from Finland that operate under the name GO Track.

Websites: http://www.gorail.ee/ and http://www.gotrack.ee/

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EDLR - Edelaraudtee

Network length, gauge and electrification (2014):

Edelaraudtee owns the infrastructure of Tallinn-Rapla-Lelle-Türi-Viljandi and Tallinn-Rapla-Lelle-Pärnu. The passenger service over these lines is now operated by ELRON, the diesel trainsets are stored/sold (some were hired to GoRail). The locomotives were sold to Ühinenud Depood that now performs shunting duties in the Tallinn area. Only the steam locomotive is still owned by Edelraudtee.

Website: http://www.edel.ee/

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Elron - Eesti Liinirongid

Network length, gauge and electrification (2014):

In October 2013 Elektriraudtee was renamed into Elron, in preparation for the take-over of Edelaraudtee (diesel line) services at the end of 2013.

All electric (commuter) trains around Tallinn were operated by Elektriraudtee. The network consisted of 132km of electrified lines. Edelaraudtee operated freight and passengers trains on Tallinn-Rapla-Lelle-Türi-Viljandi and Tallinn-Rapla-Lelle-Pärnu (224km). Elron also operates services from Tallinn to Narva, Valga, and from Tartu to Koidula and Piusa.

Website: http://www.elron.ee/

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CTT - CoalTerminalTrans

Network length, gauge and electrification (2006):

This new private operator probably transports coal, as the name already says. They have at least 4 large double diesel locomotives.

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Last update: 05-11-2015