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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").
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.
- Tallinn Encyclopedia (part I), 2004. Page 30. ISBN 9985-70-168-2.
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