ESTONIA: Construction work has started on the second phase of the Vanasadam tram extension through the old harbour area of Tallinn.
The 2·5 km line linking Linnahall and Paberi stops on the existing network will create a loop through the harbour area and city centre. This extension will enable trams to link the harbour area with the future Rail Baltica station at Ülemiste, which will be located on the Route 4 airport extension completed in 2017.
The contract was signed in August by the city’s public works department and a 50:50 joint venture of civil works contractors Merko Ehitus Eesti and KMG Inseneriehituse. The €46m project is backed with €26m from the Recovery & Resilience Fund. Completion is planned for February 2025.
The project contains extensive road reconstruction works from the Kivisilla-Gonsiori junction to Põhja pst, together with the addition of more green spaces and pedestrian areas along the tramway alignment.
Read more about the expansion of the Tallinn tram network in the Spring 2021 issue of Metro Report International magazine.