This project connects the Helsinki/Vantaa international airport to the Nordic Triangle railway/road axis (Priority Project 12), which links the capitals of Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark to each other and onwards to central Europe and Russia.
Helsinki/Vantaa Airport is the major international and domestic airport in Finland and one of the main hubs of European connections to China and Japan. The Airport Railway Line connecting the airport with the city centre of Helsinki is a 17.5 km long double track passenger traffic section including 7.5 km of tunnel equipped with an ATC (Automatic Train Control) system. The planned operational speed of the trains is 120 km/h.
Four stations (Kivistö, Aviapolis, Airport terminal, and Leinelä) will be initially constructed, with four additional stations possible. The first phase of creation of the Tikkurila travel centre, located where the new line connects to main railway network, is also part of the project.
State of progress on 31 December 2011:
All activities of the Action are ongoing. Tunneling works are close to completion. Substructure works in stations and station areas and the quarrying works in the tunnel sections are ongoing.
Total project cost covered by this Decision:
Percentage of EU support:
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This project was also looked at during the Mid-Term Review of the 2007-2013 TEN-T Multi-Annual Work Programme.
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Member States involved:
Start date: January 2009
End date: June 2014
Republic of Finland
City of Vantaa
City of Vantaa
European Commission, DG MOVE