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Estonia plans border checks on way of Tallinn-Petersburg train

Juhan Tere, BC, Tallinn, 07.07.2012.Print version
Estonia plans to perform frontier control on Tallinn-St. Petersburg train without stopping the carrier, in order to save time for passengers traveling from Estonia to Russia and vice versa; however, it demands amendments to the current law, the Estonian national broadcasting corporation ERR reports referring to a newspaper Eesti Paevaleht.

According to the initiative of Estonian Interior Ministry, a report is under way providing the analysis of possibilities to check passengers' documents without detaining the train on the border check point, writes LETA.

 

"Currently the Tallinn-St. Petersburg train stops for 40 minutes at Estonia-Russia border, however, after implementation of the current plan, the train would halt only to let people get on or off the train," noted representative of Estonian railway company GoRail Alar Pinsel.

 

As he said, the new border check procedure would take approximately 30 minutes.






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