About us

About us

GoRail is a private company primarily involved in railway passenger carriage.

We take orders for both national and international passenger carriage according to our clients’ wishes. Special charter trains hired by clients for events have proven very popular with companies and private clients.

We also sell tickets for trains travelling to the Baltic States, the CIS states and the countries connected to them, including trains between Finland and Russia. You could buy a ticket all the way to Beijing, for example.

We have now also started offering railway freight carriage operator services.

As we prioritise safety in railway travel, we support the NGO Operation Lifesaver Estonia by actively contributing to railway safety prevention work in Estonia as a responsible railway enterprise.

GoRail belongs to the Estonian-based Go Group. Its four main areas of work are transportation, tourism, engineering and property and it employs around 1000 people.

AS GoRail
Reg.no. : 10541949
Bank: account no. 221011977710 (Swedbank AS)

Our history

The history of GoRail dates back to 1870, which saw the opening of the Baltic railway and the first railway line between Estonia and Russia. Cargo and passengers were transported between the two countries using steam trains. The transition to motor trains was made during the Soviet era.

The state enterprise Estonian Railways Ltd was established on 1 January 1992 with the aim of managing Estonia’s railways. In 1998, the joint undertaking EVR Ekspress was formed from the international passenger carriage department of Estonian Railways Ltd. Business operations commenced on 1 April 1999. The company’s main activity was operating the Tallinn-Moscow and Tallinn-St Petersburg routes. In addition, it managed the repair and maintenance of rolling stock in its early years.

In January 2005, Go Group acquired EVR Ekspress shares. That same year, the company was merged with Go Group and renamed GoRail.

In addition to carriage, GoRail has managed the repair and maintenance of rolling stock, which has now been moved to Go Group’s other company, United Depots (Ühinenud Depood).

In 2019, GoRail further expanded its activities to railway freight carriage.