The railway line between Helsinki and Turku is one of Finland’s busiest lines for passenger trains.
The current plans for a new high-speed, double-track railway line will reduce travel time between the cities, bring new opportunities for growth and development, and create conditions for improving local transport connections.
In addition to faster journey times, the new line will link all the localities along the route to the Helsinki metropolitan area, creating a common commuting area for 1.5 million Finns in the western part of South Finland. The railway line will also be available to freight trains.
One-hour Turku Rail Link will strengthen Finland’s connection to the European main railway network. Choosing to develop railway transport benefits the environment and helps build a better future for Finland.
Planning of the One Hour Train commences
The planning of the high-speed rail link between Turku and Helsinki has been transferred from the Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency to Turku One Hour Train Ltd. The project partnership will commission the plans for the railway line, which will be used as the basis for building the new rail link. The aim is to have the plans ready by the end of 2023.