A section of cargo rail track in southwestern Estonia is to be reopened following repair works, largely using European Union funds.
The line, which has been closed for two years, runs from Parnu to Lelle, Rapla County, and is primarily needed to transport construction materials for the building of the planned high-speed Rail Baltic link.
The work will cost a reported EUR 5.8 million, 81% of it coming from the EU.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications is to sign an agreement with rail track operator Edelaraudtee.
Once up and running, freight trains will be able to operate on the line at speeds up to 40 km/h.
The contract is to be concluded until year-end and work expected to start next year. (ERR/Business World Magazine)