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Mobility and Transport

The corridor that crosses the Estonian network is the North Sea - Baltic corridor.

Infrastructure Managers

Estonian Railways Ltd. (Eesti Raudtee) is the company in charge of railway administration, development and maintenance of railway infrastructure, traffic supervision and safety. Its sole shareholder is the Estonian government.

In this country, two gauges co-exist: a broad gauge (1520 mm) and another gauge (1435 mm), for the section which belongs to Rail Baltica.

The North Sea-Baltic corridor passes through Estonia, going northwards from Latvia, and ending in the capital of Tallinn. The total length of the section which belongs to this corridor is more than 440 km.

National implementation plan

The Estonian National Implementation Plan (NIP) was delivered in 2017. It is fully compliant with the ERTMS European Deployment Plan.

According to the Estonian NIP:

  • Estonia does not plan to remove the Class B system in existing lines with 1520 mm gauge. After equipping those lines with ERTMS, the current Class B system will be kept to provide train services from neighbouring countries. In the new lines with 1435 mm gauge, the Class B system is not mentioned.
  • The Estonian NIP does not indicate the ERTMS level planned to be deployed.

National Implementation Plans (NIP) country by country

National Safety Authority

The Technical Regulatory Authority (TJA) is the government organisation with NSA competencies in Estonia.