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FinEst Link collaborating with new tech developers


The FinEst Link project, studying the feasibility of an undersea railway tunnel between Tallinn and Helsinki, launched a new technologies challenge in October. It was an open challenge to companies and other parties to present alternative solutions for rapid connection between the cities. Six participating companies, including for instance FinEst Bay Area, Hyperloop One and SwissRapide, submitted a written proposal on how the connectivity could be improved in the future.

In the FinEst Link project, the study of costs and benefits is based on existing railway technology. However, the rapid pace of technological development also in transport cannot be ignored. Therefore, new ideas and alternatives are already included in the FinEst Link project in the feasibility phase to better understand the potential of new technologies in transport.

The entries will be evaluated and analysed during December and January. The entries will be invited to present their ideas in the FinEst Link final conference in February in Tallinn and included as a part of the final report.

The FinEst Link project studies the feasibility of an undersea railway tunnel between Tallinn and Helsinki and it is co-funded by the EU’s Interreg Central Baltic programme. The project is led by Helsinki–Uusimaa Regional Council in partnership with the Cities of Helsinki and Tallinn, Harju County Government, Finnish Transport Agency and the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications.

For more information:

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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