Balti jaam

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Balti Jaam
Central station
LocationToompuiestee 37,
10133 Tallinn
Coordinates59°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
Owned byGo Group
Operated byGo Group
Line(s)Elron Tallinn-Tartu-Valga
Elron Tallinn-Tartu-Koidula
Elron Tallinn-Narva
Elron Tallinn-Viljandi
Elron Tallinn-Aegviidu
Elron Tallinn-Riisipere/Paldiski
GoRail Tallinn–Moscow
GoRail Tallinn–Saint Petersburg
Structure typeat-grade

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 route to 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").


Steam locomotive L-2317

Balti jaam is situated northwest of the historic centre (Old town) of Tallinn. The first railway station in Tallinn was built at the end of the 1860s as part of a 400 km long St. Petersburg-Tallinn-Paldiski railway line. The first main building was completed in 1870. It was a 2-story building constructed from limestone with 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. Since the 1990s, the commuter trains 20x20m waiting pavilion has been used as a market. In 2005, the station building was completely renewed and Hotel Shnelli and the headquarters of Estonian Railways (Eesti Raudtee) were completed nearby.



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

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