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Vital Estonian infrastructure renovation to ensure safety and quality

23 March 2016 | By Sulev Loo, Chairman of the Management Board – General Director of Estonian Railways Ltd.

On 5 November 2015 railways in Estonia celebrated their 145th anniversary. Over the course of nearly one and a half centuries, Estonia has seen various governments in power and different principles, technology and tools employed in railway construction. With some important repairs already finished, Sulev Loo, Chairman of the Management…


Rail investment and development is a priority in Estonia

4 June 2014 | By Ahti Asmann, Chairman of the Management Board at AS Eesti Radutee

Ahti Asmann, Chairman of the Management Board at AS Eesti Radutee explains that a series of major improvements have been carried out to the railways in Estonia over recent years, and 2014 is set to continue this trend. Following the recent separation of the country’s rail infrastructure and cargo enterprises,…


Estonian Railways quickly adapts to changing economic circumstances

31 May 2010 | By Kaido Simmermann, Managing Director, Estonian Railways

With its 140-year history, Estonian Railways has been a bright example in illustrating how to adapt to circumstances and successfully cope with them in the rapidly changing economic environment of recent years. 2009 represented an important year for Estonian Railways, when it carried out several significant changes concerning its tariff…


Significant developments help future sustainability

8 April 2008 | By Kaido Simmermann, Managing Director and Chairman of the Management Board, Estonian Railways

2007 was one of the most controversial years in Estonian Railways’ history. The year could be characterised by the repurchase of company’s shares by the government, record freight volumes during the first months of the year, record low volumes during the second half of the year, cost savings, staff reductions,…