Balti jaam

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Balti Jaam
Central station
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Station statistics
Address Toompuiestee 37,
10133 Tallinn
Estonia
Coordinates 59°26′23.82″N 24°44′13.74″E / 59.4399500°N 24.7371500°E / 59.4399500; 24.7371500Coordinates: 59°26′23.82″N 24°44′13.74″E / 59.4399500°N 24.7371500°E / 59.4399500; 24.7371500
Line(s) Elron Tallinn-Tartu-Valga
Elron Tallinn-Tartu-Koidula
Elron Tallinn-Narva
Elron Tallinn-Pärnu/Viljandi
Elron Tallinn-Aegviidu
Elron Tallinn-Riisipere/Paldiski
GoRail Tallinn–Moscow
GoRail Tallinn–Saint Petersburg
Structure type at-grade
Platforms 7
Tracks 12
Other information
Opened 1870
Rebuilt 1960-1966
Electrified 1924
3 kV DC OHLE
Owned by Go Group
Operator Go Group

The Baltic Station (Estonian: Balti jaam) is the main railway station in Tallinn, Estonia. All local commuter, long distance and international trains depart from the station.

The station has seven platforms, of which two are situated apart from the rest and serve either international Tallinn–Moscow and Tallinn–Saint Petersburg routes performed by GoRail, or Elron's long distance routes to Pärnu or Viljandi. Platforms closer to the station building are mostly used by the commuter trains or long distance routes to Tartu or Narva.

The Balti jaam stands close to a market called Jaama turg ("station market").

History[edit]

Steam locomotive L-2317

Balti jaam is situated northwest of historic centre (Old town) of Tallinn. The first railway station in Tallinn was built in the end of the 1860s as part of 400 km long St. Petersburg-Tallinn-Paldiski railway line. First main building was completed in 1870. 2-storey building was constructed from limestone and had tower like extrusions. During World War II in 1941, the station building was set on fire by the Red Army and shortly after the war in 1945, it was partly renovated. During 1960-1966, the station was completely reconstructed. From the 1990s the commuter trains 20x20m waiting pavilion is used as a market. In 2005, the station building was completely renewed and Hotel Shnelli and headquarters of Estonian Railways (Eesti Raudtee) have been completed nearby.

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Balti Jaam (Tallinn)
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