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Tartu train station reopens

Juhan Tere, BC, Tallinn, 27.07.2012.Print version
The Tartu train station's main building reopened on Wednesday to public, the Estonian national broadcasting corporation ERR stated reporting from the opening.

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.






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