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Saturday, 07.12.2013, 18:59
Tartu train station reopens
It stood empty for years.
The opening was accompanied by the waltz played by a wind ensemble.
At the opening, Tartu Mayor Urmas Kruuse said he hoped the waiting room and building would not just serve travelers, but that it could be a place for art exhibitions or even theater, ETV/LETA/ERR reported.
With renovation work coming down the final stretch of track, the tsarist-era building looks much as it did 125 years ago.
In 2006, fire broke out in the station, destroying most of the Soviet-era interior, but the original detail work was under a layer of plaster and stone and survived. The restoration of the building cost slightly over one million euros.