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Tallinn-St Petersburg passenger train keeps going on high-demand weekdays

From 15 February 2015 the GoRail passenger train on the Tallinn-St Petersburg route will be travelling twice a week, on high-demand weekdays.

Train number 812/811 will depart from Tallinn at 15:27 on Fridays and Sundays and arrive in St Petersburg at 23:05.

The train will depart from St Petersburg at 6:55 on Saturdays and Mondays and arrive in Tallinn at 12:30.

Daily journeys on the Tallinn-St Petersburg route will be temporarily suspended from the same date. According to the Development Director of GoRail Jolan Ševtsov, the reason for this is the decrease in the number of passengers as a result of the economic and political situation. “The deterioration of the exchange rate of the rouble has had a significant impact on the number of Russian tourists visiting Estonia. As keeping the rolling stock going is very expensive, then optimising the number of journeys is the only possible solution in the present situation. The train will keep going on the days when demand is the highest,” explained Ševtsov.

The train departs from the Baltic Railway Station in Tallinn and stops at the Vitebsky Railway Station in St Petersburg.

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