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Tallinn tenders for airport spur

Tallin’s urban transport operator TLT has launched a tender for a contract to design and build the infrastructure for a 2km (1.2-mile) southern branch of the city’s extensive tram network to reach Lennart Meri Airport – Estonia’s busiest airport.

Tallin’s urban transport operator TLT (Tallinna Linnatranspordi AS) has launched a tender for a contract to design and build the infrastructure for a 2km (1.2-mile) southern branch of the city’s extensive tram network to reach Lennart Meri Airport – Estonia’s busiest airport.

The EUR20m project, co-financed by the European Union Cohesion Fund, involves construction of the new branch from a junction with lines 2 and 4 at Peterburi Tee, continuing beneath the mainline railway near Ülemiste station to reach the airport.

The closing date for submission of requests to participate is September 21.

TLT, the city-owned network operator, was formed from a merger of previously separate organisations responsible for tram and bus and trolleybus operations in 2012.