There are trains from Tallinn to Valga (EE), the border station. But the timetables do not match with the trains on the Latvian side. So there is no way to avoid an early start and 3 hours in Valga. From Valga station I am going to be speaking to the OV Congres 22 via video link!

On from Valga it’s then a late afternoon arrival in Riga – and then time to meet activists there.

This border at Valga has a very limited passenger service is the only one I could viably use for this leg of the trip. Rail Baltica will run much further to the west, but despite that western route being mentioned in Michael Cramer’s work, there is no means to route that way at present. I am interested in the potential for rail here – why are services quite so bad?

Day / Date Tuesday 21 June
Departure Tallinn
End Riga
Trains 2
Rail km 443.9
Bike legs 0 (other than in Riga to venue)
Bike km 0
Borders crossed EE-LV – Valga
Events 19:00-21:00 – Informal – Kalnciema Ezītis miglā, Slokas iela 17, Zemgales priekšpilsēta, 1048 Rīga (map)
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Valga Train Station
July 4, 2015


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