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Mission & Vision
Mission & Vision

We create time for you – we take you where you need to go fast, safely and comfortably.

We are passengers’ first choice.


We place an emphasis on safety, speed, customer focus, environmental friendliness and reliability.

We operate on the basis of our Articles of Association in the field of organising railway transportation, including passenger transportation and the provision of other accompanying services as well as repairs of railway rolling stock.

We have valid licences for all of those activities. The Technical Regulatory Authority has issued an activity licence for the provision of passenger transportation services and a safety certificate, and the right to repair railway rolling stock is granted to the company by the activity licence for repairing railway rolling stock issued by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications. For the provision of passenger transportation services we have established General Rules for Passenger Transportation.

The Council of our company comprises Andres Allikmäe (Council Chairman), Heddy Klasen, Janno Luurmees and Andres Uusoja. The Council Chairman is paid EUR 1000 and members of the Council EUR 500 a month.

The Chairman of our Board is Lauri Betlem and Member of the Board is Märt Ehrenpreis.

Policies of the company

Our duty, as the only company in Estonia that provides national railway passenger transportation services, is to provide a fast, convenient, environmentally-friendly and safe transportation service all over Estonia. We regard customer focus, continuous improvement and development of services, environmentally-friendly activities, and continuous care for the working conditions and health of our staff as our core values. For the best possible accomplishment of our tasks, mission and core values, we observe our own policies, which consist of quality policy, safety policy, environmental policy and occupational health and safety policy.

All of the employees proceed from our policies on the territory, in the buildings, and in the rooms and trains hired by the company.

We are a partner and service provider that offers safety. This is why we have undertaken a commitment to provide safety both within the company and while providing passenger service on the trains – we take into consideration the railway safety risks and provide required training to all of the employees.

We strive to be a reliable partner and service provider to our customers. This is why we have undertaken a commitment to match and exceed the expectations of our customers and offer passenger service on the level that we have promised to our customers.


We are an environmentally-friendly partner and service provider that avoids pollution. This is why we have undertaken a commitment to treat the environment and resources with due care and to prevent pollution in all our activities. When selecting the goods and services that we purchase, we prefer the providers that have a valid environmental management certificate.

We are a partner and service provider that cares about the health of its employees and their working conditions. In order to ensure the safety of our employees and to avoid their illnesses, we provide proper organisation of work and proper working environment for and competence level of our employees.

  1. 1924
    20 September

    The first electric train in the Baltic states (and also the first motor coach in Estonia), consisting of four
    cars, leaves the Baltic Station at 11:15 a.m., making its first journey. The people who participated in
    that journey were members of the Government of the Republic of Estonia and the Head of State
    Friedrich Akel.

    Valter Lemberg, ca 1924, Siemens Corporate Archives, Munich/München
  2. 1934

    The electric railway celebrated its 10th anniversary and by that time electric trains had run
    2.7 million kilometres and served about 42 million passengers.

    A.Birk, 1936, Tallinn, perekond Loogi kogu
  3. 1947

    A decision was made to electrify Pääsküla-Keila section.

  4. 1958

    The electrification of Keila-Klooga line started.

  5. 1962

    A new electric train depot was completed in Pääsküla.

    Pääskülla ehitati uus elektrirongide depoo.
  6. 1967

    From 1967 to 1968/69 unusual electric trains were running in the direction of Haapsalu and Tapa, i.e.
    upgraded contact-accumulator trains, which on the railway were simply known as accumulators;
    accumulator trains were running by means of accumulators without overhead contact system.

  7. 1974
    January 30

    The regular electric train traffic started on Tallinn-Kehra line (+39 km), now there were a total of
    101 km of electric railways in Estonia.

  8. 1976

    Sr3 series electric trains ran on electric railway lines from 1958 to 1980. Sr3 series electric trains
    between Rahumäe and Järve in July 1976.

  9. 1978

    The grand opening of Kehra-Aegviidu electrified line (+17 km), the first ride on the electric train ER2-
    1032 was operated by Heino Rahula and Aavo Prosovits.

  10. 1981
    September 4

    The grand opening of Vasalemma-Riisipere electric railway (+14 km), the electric railway achieved its
    final length in 20th century Estonia – 132 km (131.8 km).

  11. 1998
    December 23

    Elektriraudtee AS was founded.

  12. 2000
    November 15

    The shares of Elektriraudtee AS were separated from the assets of Eesti Raudtee AS and transferred
    to the Republic of Estonia, the rolling stock fleet of the state-owned company included 72 cars and
    one pusher-electric locomotive.

  13. 2012
    November 17

    The first new Stadler FLIRT train arrived in Estonia.

  14. 2013
    July 1

    Elektriraudtee AS started operating new Stadler FLIRT electric trains.

  15. 2014
    January 1

    Elektriraudtee AS, now operating under the name of Elron (AS Eesti Liinirongid), took over the
    organisation of the entire national passenger train traffic.