Construction of the Ring Rail Line begins
Early May has seen the start of construction work on the new Ring Rail Line. The Ring Rail Line will connect Helsinki Airport with main railway routes and is scheduled for completion in the year 2014.
Construction begins with the excavation of Ring Rail Line tunnels and
The Ring Rail Line is an 18-kilometre circular rail route connecting the final stop of the Vantaankoski commuter train line to the Airport, from where it continues on to connect with the main north-south railway route of Helsinki-Tampere-Oulu. Just over eight kilometres of the Ring Rail Line will travel through tunnels under the Airport area.
In the first phase there will be four new stations at Kivistö, Aviapolis, Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport and Leinelä. Reservations are in place for four additional stations to be added later at Vehkala, Petas, Viinikkala and Ruskeasanta.
Just 30 minutes from Helsinki and 8 minutes from Tikkurila
The Ring Rail Line will feature new Sm4 low-floor commuter trains. During rush hours, trains will run at 10-minute intervals in both directions, stopping at every station. The travel time from central Helsinki to the Airport will be around 30 minutes at optimum running times.
Passengers travelling north on the main line will transfer from long-distance trains to the Ring Rail Line at the Tikkurila station, from which it is a short eight minute journey to the Airport.
The Ring Rail Line project is overseen by the Finnish Rail Administration (RHK). Partners consist of the City of Vantaa, the Finnish Road Administration and Finavia.