What Finland Railway?

Finland Railway is a vision of the future for Finland’s main railway line for passenger and freight transport. It aims to raise the service standard all through the main railway line and to take a decisive step in the development of how the line is operated.

Building Finland Railway will make it possible to travel from Tampere to Helsinki in about an hour. It will also enable a direct long-distance train service from the main line to Helsinki-Vantaa Airport and an even faster service from Helsinki city centre to the airport. The project will eradicate rail traffic bottlenecks that are essential from the point of view of national competitiveness and hence it will have a positive effect on train services along the main line.

Finland Railway will bring Finland economic growth, employment and enterprises during the construction phase and also after its completion. It will link our export-driven country even more tightly up to the global network of airports and railway lines.

The project is not about regional policy, but instead it is a large complex with consequences that stretch the whole country. Be it about economic growth, employment or the climate, carrying out the Finland Railway project will promote Finnish objectives.

Finland Railway’s focal points for development


The alternatives are either to build additional tracks along the present main line or to build a completely new direct line.

  • Enables travelling the Tampere–Helsinki distance in an hour (direct line)
  • Expands the commuting areas
  • Saves travel time all through the main line
  • Brings additional capacity to the busy section of the line
  • Reduces proneness to disruptions

Airport Railway

A double-track electrified long-distance track that links Helsinki-Vantaa Airport up to long-distance rail services is to be built.

  • Saves travel time to the airport from all over Finland
  • Reduces kilometres travelled by private car
  • Brings additional capacity to the Capital Area traffic and reduces its proneness to disruptions