Rail Transport

Estonian Railways Ltd (AS Eesti Raudtee) is the major railway enterprise in Estonia.

Estonian Railways Ltd is in charge of railway administration, development and maintenance of railway infrastructure, traffic supervision, and safety. The role of Estonian Railways Ltd is to guarantee smooth functioning of the railway infrastructure by ensuring flawless traffic management, as well as a stable and competitive environment for both goods’ and passenger traffic.

The total length of railway lines in Estonia is 1125 km, 132 km of which are electrified railway lines.

In 2013, 24.4 million tons of commodities was carried on the infrastructure of AS Eesti Raudtee.

The domestic transportation accounted for 3.6 million tons, export – 0.72 million tons, import – 1.34 million tons, and transit – 18.7 million tons.

  • The main commodity groups transported are:
    • Oil and oil products – 62 %
    • Oil shale – 13 %
    • Fertilisers – 12 %
    • Other – 13 %