Tallinn Airport tram link opens on 1st September

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Tallinn Tram

ESTONIA: Tallinna Linnatranspordi Aktsiaselts (TLT) will officially open the fourth Tallinn Tram line to the Airport on 1st of September.

Construction on the new link from the future Rail Baltica station at Ülemiste to Tallinn Lennart Meri Airport started in August and was carried out by AS Merko Ehitus Eesti and KMG Inseneriehituse AS.

“In addition to a quick connection between the city centre and the airport, the tram also gives new development opportunities in Ülemiste city,” said Taavi Aasa, Chairman of the Tallinn City Council and TLT Supervisory Board.

The tram extension was completed in cooperation with the city and the state.

“The new tram line, which links the airport, Rail Baltica’s future main passenger terminal in Ülemiste and the Tallinn city centre, is the first tangible result of Rail Baltica, a major infrastructure project in the region,” said Kristjan Kaunissaare, coordinator of the Rail Baltica project at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications.

The tram stop is located next to the airport terminal which will be connected by a glass gallery from October.

On Mondays through Saturdays, the first tram will arrive at the airport at 5.25 AM and at 5.45 on Sundays. The last tram from the airport to the city centre will leave at 0.45 AM.

Tram tickets cost 2 euros when buying from the driver, however registered Tallinners use public transport free of charge. The journey to the city centre takes approximately 15-17 minutes.

Work on upgrading the public space adjacent to the airport tram line will continue until November. Landscaping, pavement tile installation and parcel construction work will be performed according to the Keevis street design project. The work will continue on the city square on the airport's back-street and at the construction of the airport terminal building and the northern branch of the Airport. In addition, stationary traffic management and outdoor lighting will be built.

Opening of the 700-meter tram extension makes Tallinn Airport one of the most easily accessible capital airports in Europe. The total cost of the tram route to the airport is EUR 12.5 million, of which EUR 9.8 million was covered by CEF and the rest by the City of Tallinn.