Railway Operators in Estonia

 Operail (former EVR Cargo)

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On 1 January 2009 former state railway EVR (later privatised) was split. 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 2018 EVR Cargo was renamed into Operail: "Operail is constantly developing its three railway-based business directions: haulage, rolling stock rental, and rolling stock maintenance and modernisation. We are evolving into an internationally acclaimed logistics and transport company and we are on the lookout for new growth opportunities."

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.

In 2019 Operail transported 13.2 million tonnes of freight, slightly less than in 2018. 71% was transit traffic.

Websites: https://operail.com/ and https://www.evr.ee/

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 GO Group

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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.

Also AS Ühinenud Depood is part of the GO Group. ÜD performs shunting duties in the Tallinn area, and might also operate freight trains on the Edelaraudtee network up to Pärnu.

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

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 EE - Edelaraudtee

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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 - probably not operational at the moment - is still owned by Edelaraudtee.
The railway branch Lelle-Pärnu was closed to passenger traffic in December 2018, and it will also close for freight trains once (part of) the trackbed in needed for Rail Baltica.

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

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 ELRON - Eesti Liinirongid AS

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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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Last update: 16-03-2021