Ahti Asmann - Articles and news items
Issue 3 2014 / 4 June 2014 /
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, the next aim is to bring about extreme changes in the quality of passenger traffic in Estonia. Already seen in early-2014 was the opening of a brand new passenger train park, plus the approval of the Estonian Government’s Development Plan of Transportation 2014-2020, which further demonstrates the higher goals for the development of railway transportation in the country.
Issue 3 2013 / 23 May 2013 /
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 Estonian rail infrastructure now runs to neighbouring countries and the noisy steam locomotives have been replaced by quiet fast trains; but the railway has not lost its essence.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.