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Ülemiste railway station

Coordinates: 59°25′24″N 24°47′46″E / 59.42333°N 24.79611°E / 59.42333; 24.79611
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railway station
Ülemiste railway station in 2014
General information
LocationÜlemiste, Lasnamäe, Tallinn, Harju County
Coordinates59°25′24″N 24°47′46″E / 59.42333°N 24.79611°E / 59.42333; 24.79611
Owned byEesti Raudtee (EVR)
Train operatorsElron
Opened1900 (1900)
Electrified3 August 1978; 45 years ago (1978-08-03)

Ülemiste railway station (Estonian: Ülemiste raudteejaam) is a railway station in the Ülemiste sub-district of Tallinn, the capital city of Estonia. It is about 500 metres from Tallinn Airport,[1] to which it has been connected by a tramline since 2017.[2]

The station is served by the trains of the Estonian government-owned passenger train operator, Elron.[3] Express trains from Tallinn Baltic Station stop at Ülemiste on the way to Tartu and Narva, and there is a commuter service to stations on the line to Aegviidu.[3]

Rail Baltica[change | change source]

Ülemiste station will be Rail Baltica's Tallinn terminus, which is planned to open in 2030. High-speed trains on Rail Baltica will connect the three Baltic capitals to Poland using the new standard-gauge railway.[4][5] An international competition was held to find a design for the new terminal with "Light Stream" by Zaha Hadid Architects being declared as the winner. The new station will be directly linked to Tallinn Airport by a pedestrian bridge.[6][7]

Map of the planned Rail Baltica line
Tallinn Ülemiste
Tallinn Ülemiste
Map of the planned Rail Baltica line
Ülemiste railway station in 2018

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References[change | change source]

  1. Rail.cc. Ülemiste train station / Tallinn.
  2. ERR News. Tallinn airport tram line to enter into service at end of August.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Network and Stations". Elron. Retrieved 2 February 2023.
  4. Rail Baltica. Rail Baltica Unveils Winning Designs for Ülemiste Terminal in Tallinn, Estonia.
  5. ERR News. Laying down Rail Baltic in Estonia could start within two years, says CEO.
  6. ERR News. Zaha Hadid Architects win design competition for Ülemiste terminal.
  7. Lonely Planey. A futuristic station will make Eastern Europe more accessible than ever