Estonian Railways invests to meet modern requirements
23 May 2013 • Author(s): Ahti Asmann, Chairman of the Management Board – General Director, AS Eesti Raudtee
The railway in Estonia has been expected to keep up with many requirements over its 142-year history, during which time there have been many key events and rapid developments – through wars, shifts of governments and regimes, development of technology, privatisation and re-nationalisation – the railway has worked at its own pace. Estonian rail infrastructure now runs to neighbouring countries and the noisy steam locomotives have been replaced by quiet fast trains; but the railway has not lost its essence. AS Eesti Raudtee – Estonian Railways – has now reached a new milestone. The sums invested in the railway have never been so large, and the railway infrastructure has never been in such good condition as it is today.