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Article from BTNews 11 SEPTEMBER 2017

Tallinn Airport tram

The Tallinn tram system has finally arrived at the Estonia capital’s international airport. The ride to the city centre is 17min and the cost is €2 each way.

Together with the nine-route trolleybus network there are four tram lines with a total length of 24 miles arranged in a roughly cross-shaped layout.  It provides a backbone for the public transport network. All meet up at Hobujaama in the centre of the city.

Since joining the European Union in 2004, Estonia has blossomed as a technology, industrial and service industry nation with a population of just 1.4m. Oil shale energy production is another key sector of the economy. 

A balanced budget, almost non-existent public debt, flat-rate income tax, free-trade regime, competitive commercial banking sector, innovative e-services and even mobile-based services are all hallmarks of Estonia's market economy. 

Over the past decade, Tallinn has proved a popular stop for Baltic Sea cruises. It has retained its walled, cobblestoned Old Town, home to cafés and shops, as well as Kiek in de Kök, a 15th-century defensive tower.

Its Gothic town hall, built in the 13th century and with a 64m-high tower, sits in historic Tallinn’s main square. St Nicholas Church is a 13th-century landmark exhibiting ecclesiastical art.

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