Finland earmarks funds for new rail links between Helsinki, Turku and Tampere

Anne Berner, the Minister of Transport and Communications, has revealed that a new state-owned special-purpose company, tentatively called Suomen Rata, will be established to oversee the development of high-speed rail links between Helsinki and Turku, and Helsinki and Tampere. “Efficient rail transport services are necessary to facilitate everyday mobility and expand travel-to-work areas, and consequently a key contributor to the competitiveness of Finland,” she said. The company will consist of five subsidiaries, two of which are dedicated to developing rolling stock and railway-related real estate, another two to promoting the high-speed rail link projects, and one to promoting Rail Baltica, a greenfield railway infrastructure project linking Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. - Helsinki Times -



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