RZD says it is interested in introducing stable international passenger transport between Russia and Estonia through its Federal Passenger Company subsidiary.

As a result, from July 10 Train 34/33 will make its inaugural journey, departing from Moscow at 21.20, arriving in St Petersburg at 05.16, and Tallinn at 13.38, offering a journey time of 16h 18min. Services from Estonia to Russia will also commence on July 11, with the train departing Tallinn at 15.20, arriving in St Petersburg at 23.07, and Moscow at 09.32 for a journey time of 18h 12min.

The train will consist of four second-class coaches, third class coaches, and a staff car while the train will feature a compartment for passengers with disabilities.
The international passenger service on the 380km Tallinn - St Petersburg route has led a chequered existence over the last decade, having been withdrawn and reinstated on a number of occasions.

The GoRail service was introduced on an experimental basis in May 2012, but GoRail began cutting back its offerings in February, blaming political tensions and the declining value of the Rouble for a reduction in the number of tourists visiting Estonia. It operated its final Tallinn - St Petersburg service on May 11 and the overnight Tallinn - Moscow train on May 19.