Part of Priority Project 12, the Nordic Triangle road/rail axis, this project concerns the renovation of the Ilmala railway yards' infrastructure: including tracks, platforms, interlocking and electrification systems.
The functionality of the Ilmala railway yard is a prerequisite for Finland's passenger railway traffic, since both long distance and commuter trains are mainly served by the Ilmala yard. The biggest problems are outdated service facilities (from the 1970's) and an old interlocking system. With new high speed and commuter trains in operation, the service capacity has also become a bottleneck. Technical problems and shortage of service capacity have led to train delays in the entire country, thus completion of this project will have an overall benefit on mobility in Finland - and the region - as a whole.
State of progress on 31 December 2011:
The long distance trains' track maintenance and related works are completed. The planning of the 3rd phase of the new interlocking system has started. The works on the interlocking system and electrification of the lines are ongoing.
Total project cost covered by this Decision:
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Member States involved:
Start date: June 2008
End date: December 2012
Ministry of Transport and Communications
Finnish Transport Agency
European Commission, DG MOVE