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. A dedicated planning consultant will be charge of each railway plan.
The railway planning by the project partnership is based on the previous plans and assessments of the Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency. The materials can be reviewed on the project website of the Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency.
West Railway comprises the following railway plans:
- Espoo–Lohja (Espoo–Salo railway line)
- Lohja–Salo (Espoo–Salo railway line)
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The Railway plans will be updated during the construction planning phase
Stakeholders decided to change the planning criteria of the project to reduce the cost of investmen. The railway plans will be carried out in line with the existing CEF agreement, and the plans will be further updated during the construction planning stage. The changes will not significantly impact the schedule of the project or the commencement of construction
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The route and stations on the map
You can examine the route of the One-hour Turku Rail Link on the map. The service includes the planned railway route, stations and station reservations, bridges and tunnels to be built along the route, and road features to be changed.
Espoo-Salo railway line
Plans will be prepared for a completely new railway line between Espoo and Salo. The result of the planning process will be a double-track mixed traffic railway line, where the speed of passenger trains will be 200 km/h. The track geometry will be designed to also allow for train speeds of up to 300 km/h.
Stations: Hista, Veikkola, Vihti-Nummela, Lohjansolmu.
Station reservations: Myntinmäki in Espoo, Huhmari in Vihti, Lahnajärvi in Salo, Suomusjärvi in Salo, and Muurla in Salo.
Municipalities within the planning area: Espoo, Kirkkonummi, Vihti, Lohja, Salo
Length of the railway section: approximately 98 km
Plans will be prepared for a second track next to the existing track between Salo and Hajala. The planning comprises, among other things, 14 new bridges, 3 bridges that require widening or repairs, 2 new tunnels, and a review of the placement of the new track in relation to the existing one.
Municipalities within the planning area: Salo
Length of the railway section: approximately 10 km
Plans will be prepared for a second track next to the existing track between Hajala and Nunna comprising the cutoffs at Hajala, Kriivari, Piikkiö, and Toikkala. 40 new bridges will be designed for the section and the area also includes 11 bridges that require repairs.
Length of the railway section: approximately 33.5 km
Municipalities within the planning area: Salo, Paimio, Kaarina, Turku
Plans will be prepared for a second track next to the existing track between Nunna and Kupittaa. The planning will comprise eight new bridges as well as repair planning for seven bridges. The area also includes bridges that will be demolished.
Municipalities within the planning area: Kaarina, Turku
Length of the railway section: approximately 8 km