TALLINN — Expect the lines at the Narva bridge to get worse starting Wednesday.
The Narva bridge, which serves as the border crossing point between Russia and Estonia has been overloaded with cars for years, with the lines occasionally reaching the city limits. Now tollbooths should only exacerbate the wait.
The fares go into force Wednesday after interior minister Marko Pomerants and Narva Mayor Tarmo Tammiste signed an additional toll management contract.
The fee for cars will be 30 krooni (€1.9) and for trucks 220 krooni (€14). The money will go to fund the Estonian Border Guard. It will be applied to anyone crossing regardless of their passport status.
“Everybody who are passing through will pay, it doesn’t matter whether they are in the priority line or not,” Tammiste told Postimees.
The agreement will allow the company to increase fares to get trucks across the border is 250 krooni (€16), cars up to 100 krooni (€6.40), and motorcycles for 50 krooni (€3.10) if it chooses, although no timetable for increases has been set.