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FinEst Link -project's final conference web streaming on 7.2.2018


Finest-travel-times-difference. Picture Muotoilutoimisto Kairo Oy
The two-year FinEst Link project has surveyed the technical and economical possibilities for building a railway tunnel between Helsinki and Tallinn. The results are presented in the final seminar held in English in Tallinn on Wednesday, February 7.

We want to welcome you to watch the seminar day live online from 9.30 to 17.You can watch the conference webstreaming in English
via this link

FinEst Link Project’s Final Conference

Feasibility Study for Helsinki-Tallinn Transport Link

9.30–9.35 Welcoming words from the moderator Mr. Erik Sakkov

9.35–9.50 Video presenting the results of the FinEst Link project

9.50–10.15 Welcome speeches

Mr Jüri Ratas, Prime Minister of Estonia

Ms Erja Tikka, Ambassador for Baltic Sea Affairs, Finland


10.15–11.45 Panel of decision-makers in the Member States, regions and cities

Ms Kadri Simson, Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure of Estonia

Ms Anne Berner, Minister of Transport and Communications of Finland

Mr Andre Sepp, Chairman of the Board, Union of Harju County Municipalities

Mr Ossi Savolainen, Regional Mayor, Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council

Mr Taavi Aas, Mayor of Tallinn

Mr Jan Vapaavuori, Mayor of Helsinki


11.45–12.30 Coffee break

12.00 Press conference during the coffee break

12.30–13.15 Panel with mega project experts: tunnel impacts and technical expertise

 Mr Konrad Bergmeister, Brenner Base Tunnel

 Mr Hans-Peter Vetsch, St. Gotthard tunnel

 Mr Felix Amberg, Amberg Engineering

 Ms Baiba Rubesa, RB Rail AS

13.15–14.00 Panel with experts discussing the economic and wider impacts

 Mr Gunnar Malm, Malm & Partners AB

 Mr Pasi Rajala, Ramboll Finland

 Ms Anni Sinnemäki, City of Helsink

14.00–15.00 Lunch

15.00–17.00 Presentation of the entries in the New Technologies Challenge

Mr Tonu Ader, Ankurtunnel

Mr Allan Lahi, Linear Motor Tube, AL Engineering

Mr Stanislav Popkov, Hyperloop One

Mr Kustaa Valtonen, Finest Bay Area

Mr Antero Alku, Alkutieto

Swiss Rapid /Maglev

Conclusions by Project Director Kari Ruohonen

17:00 End of the conference

Conference will be held in English with Estonian and Finnish simultaneous translation.

Web-streaming available in English.

Partners: Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council, Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Finnish Transport Agency, Union of Harju Municipalities, City of Helsinki, City of Tallinn.

Consultants: Ramboll Finland, Sweco, Amberg Engineering, WSP, Inspira, Rebelgroup, Pöyry, Strafica, Sitowise, Kaupunkitutkimus TA and Kairo Graphics.

FinEst Link:

  • An investigative project coordinated by the Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council
  • Overall budget for 2016–2018 is 1.3 million euro
  • Implemented with EU funding through the Interreg Central Baltic Programme
  • The Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council’s project partners include the City of Helsinki, the City of Tallinn, the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, the Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications and the Harju County Government of Estonia.

> FinEst Link website


For more information, please contact:

Project Director Kari Ruohonen, tel. +358 40 504 5170
Chief Adviser Malla Paajanen, Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council,
tel. +358 50 366 7391

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