The project company West Railway Ltd (Länsirata Oy) was established under the name Turku One Hour Train Ltd (Turun Tunnin Juna Oy) in December 2020.
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.
In addition to the Government of Finland, the shareholders of the company during the planning stage are the cities of Turku, Espoo, Helsinki, Salo, Lohja, Vihti and Kirkkonummi.
Pekka Ottavainen has been appointed the company’s acting Managing Director. The company’s board has 13 members, and it is chaired by Minna Forsström, Msc (Tech), MBA. The project company launched its operations in December 2020.
Board of Directors
Minna Forsström, Chairman
Eeva-Liisa Virkkunen, Vice chairman