Delays In Platform Construction At Tallinn Central Train Station Hoped Not To Drag

As recently reported on this blog, the area surrounding the central rail station in Tallinn and the market there is to be extensively redeveloped.

In addition to this, new platforms are still being constructed; the initial deadline for completion was the end of July but it is now looking like being delayed for a few more weeks, according to a report by Robin Ilves on the Estonian Public Broadcasting site.

The disruption has led to the station operating at about half its normal capacity since April, with local electric routes run by Elekrtiraudtee the most affected, with replacement bus services often running instead, according to the report (most of the longer routes in Estonia employ diesel locomotives).

Private construction company Leonhard Weiss RTE is building the platforms, which range between 150 and 400 metres in length, two at a time and aims to have them done soon, with other work being carried out on suburban stations completing by September 2013, the report stated.

The original article is here.

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