On Thursday, the 6:15 and 10:06 a.m. departures from Tallinn are to be served by a shuttle bus between Tabivere and Tartu, as are the 8:42, 12:06 and 13:30 departures from Tartu.Shuttle buses serving the Tabivere-Tartu section of the route on local trains will stop in Kärkna ("Kärkna" bus stop) and Tabivere (intersection of Jaama and Pärna Streets).The 8:42 a.m. train from Tartu was also delayed for 30 minutes in Jõgeva in connection with the infrasructure issues caused by Wednesday's fire, according to an announcement on the Elron homepage.On Wednesday afternoon, emergency services were informed of a fire in the signal box of Tartu Railway Station at 3:16 p.m., as a result of which all rail service to and through Tartu was brought to a standstill.The cable fire damaged the station's signaling system. Shuttle buses were ordered to serve Elron's Valga-Tartu and Tartu-Tallinn connections. … [Read more...] about Tallinn-Tartu rail service remains affected by Wednesday fire
Construction of the proposed Tallinn-Helsinki railway tunnel would be contingent on private sector investments, but its completion would have wide-ranging positive impact on the Finnish and Estonian economies, the authors of a new report published on Tuesday said. The construction of the proposed tunnel would be such an extensive and complicated project that it would require innovative solutions in financing as well, the Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications-led work group found. According to the authors of the report, the inclusion of private sector financing would speed up the project as well as improve its profitability.The work group stressed that the tunnel project requires robust organization, and that the next step should be the establishment of a business to promote the project. They also found that Estonia and Finland should agree by the end of the year regarding the two respective states' involvement with the tunnel and their participation in the … [Read more...] about Work group: Tallinn-Helsinki tunnel contingent on including private funding
The application relates to a tariff dispute whereby a final unfavourable decision was made on 12 December 2017 by the Supreme Court of Estonia, the company has informed the Tallinn Stock Exchange.According to the application, the Estonian state has violated Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights and Article 1 of Protocol No. 1 to the same convention.Article 6 states that all are entitled to a fair trial. Tallinna Vesi claims, amongst other things, that the Supreme Court of Estonia violated its obligation to request a preliminary ruling from the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) and additionally did not duly justify the refusal.Article 1 of Protocol No. 1 states that every natural or legal person is entitled to the peaceful enjoyment of their personal possessions and property. Tallinna Vesi claims that the Estonian state's interference with the company's fundamental right to property was not proportional, and thus the state has violated the article.The ECHR will … [Read more...] about Tallinn water provider heads to human rights court in tariff dispute
Nicole Tan, a 29-year-old content marketer from Singapore, has visited enough places in the last year to make an Instagram follower weep: Jamaica, Miami, Portland, San Francisco, LA, Budapest, Slovenia, Berlin, Luxembourg, Iceland, Romania, Poland, Paris, Amsterdam and Thailand. In almost all of those places, her working life has continued as usual. “Last year I was moving every other week, or almost every couple of days,” she says. “Time to go, time to go. I had to be at places.” Tan is one of a growing number of “location-independent workers”, or digital nomads. Like many of them, she often has to fly under the radar because governments don’t recognise the way she works. She and thousands of other nomads can travel on a tourist visa or work for a local company, but – though governments often turn a blind eye – it’s technically illegal for them to work remotely. But – in one city at least – that won’t be … [Read more...] about Wandering stars: are Tallinn’s digital nomads building the city of the future?
"Construction of the parking garage will bring with it certain inconveniences, and we are asking passengers to schedule extra time and be patient when arriving at the airport, looking for a parking spot or picking up friends or relatives," Tallinn Airport CEO Piret Mürk-Dubout said in a press release.The parking garage will be completed in stages, with the Kiss&Fly passenger drop-off area located immediately in front of the terminal to be opened on June 11."Passenger conditions will improve once the Kiss&Fly is reopened to passengers and taxis," Mürk-Dubout promised. "The A2 parking area, which we have temporarily extended to the area behind Ülemiste Hotel and which provides ample parking space for everyone, will remain open for longterm parking."Construction of the parking garage, which is being built by KMG Inseneriehituse AS and Latvia's AS LNK Industries, is scheduled to be completed at the end of the year.The three-story, 46,000 square meter parking garage … [Read more...] about Cornerstone laid for Tallinn Airport’s €13 million parking garage