The railway line between Helsinki and Turku is one of Finland’s busiest lines for passenger trains. The new line will link all the localities along the route to the Helsinki metropolitan area, creating a common commuting area for 1.5 million Finns in the western part of South Finland.
Why do we need the West Railway?
The West Railway is a fast, double-track rail link between Helsinki and Turku. The connection will significantly reduce travel time between the two cities and provide new opportunities for growth and development
To facilitate a new rail link between Helsinki and Turku, five separate railway plans will be prepared and developed further toward the construction stage as individual entities.
West Railway Ltd
The company was set up to produce railway plans for the Espoo–Salo direct railway line and the Salo–Turku double-track railway line and to construct the new rail line.
About the project
Information for landowners and residents
We gathered current information for landowners, property owners and others living and operating in the area affected by the railway.
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