Choices that benefit the environment
Climate change and the climate targets set by Finland require developing the Finnish transport system and promoting sustainable mobility by shifting to environmentally friendly transport options. One Hour Train gives everyone an opportunity to make environmentally friendly choices in their everyday lives. The new railway line will make the travel time between Turku and Helsinki faster by train than by car, which will encourage people to choose the train over their car or the bus.
Incorporating new localities to the railway network
Once completed, the One Hour Train will offer an alternative means of commuting between Turku and Salo, as well as within Western Uusimaa by incorporating new localities to the railway network. Primarily intended for passenger trains, the new railway link will also be available for freight trains. This will help reduce the emissions from transport even further.