Tallinn Baltic Station

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Tallinn Baltic Station
Balti jaam
Stadler FLIRT EMU 1330 and DMU 2235 Tallinn 2015.jpg
LocationToompuiestee 37,
10133 Tallinn
Estonia
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-Turba/Paldiski
     Russian Railways
Tallinn–Moscow
Platforms7
Tracks12
ConnectionsBus  21   21B   41   41B   43   59 
Trolleybus  4   5 
Tram  1   2 
Construction
Structure typeat-grade
History
Opened1870
Rebuilt1960-1966
Electrified1924
3 kV DC OHLE
Traffic
Passengers (13,500,000[1])36, 986

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").

History[edit]

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 (250 mi) 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.

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References[edit]

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

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Tallinn Baltic Station
Westbound to Paldiski/Turba
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Southbound to Viljandi
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Eastbound to Tartu/Narva
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