FinEst Link collaborating with new tech developers 22.12.2017
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.
Vision of a railway tunnel in 2050 – An interview with Project Director Kari Ruohonen 17.11.2017
Mr. Kari Ruohonen is Project Director of Finnish-Estonian project FinEst Link which investigates the feasibility of an undersea railway tunnel between Tallinn and Helsinki. The results from the FinEst Link project will be published in early 2018. Mr. Ruohonen gives insight into the vision of a railway tunnel and how it has been investigated.
FinEst Link open stage for the developers of new technologies 10.10.2017
The FinEst Link project is launching an open international challenge for technology developers to provide new solutions. Digitalization is reforming transport services and business models already now. In infrastructure projects with a long time perspective, one has to take into account also the fundamental technology developments in transportation.
New survey of the Helsinki–Tallinn railway tunnel route 20.02.2017
Geological Survey of Finland (GTK) conducted acoustic-seismic surveys of the possible linings for an undersea railway tunnel between Helsinki and Tallinn. The report was commissioned by the Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council.
Consultants chosen to study feasibility of Helsinki-Tallinn tunnel 13.02.2017
The FinEst Link project is a cooperation between Finland and Estonia in examining the development of the transport link and the feasibility of a railway tunnel between Helsinki and Tallinn. The bodies to perform the consultancy work for this EU funded project have now been selected and the results are to be expected during 2017.
From Helsinki to Tallinn in 30 minutes 28.09.2016
Helsinki and Tallinn together form an economic region of approximately 1,5 million inhabitants. The economic and social interaction and mobility of people between the two cities is continuously and strongly increasing. The cities have potential to develop into a fully integrated twin-city concept. A 90 km long railway tunnel would cut the travel time between Helsinki and Tallinn down to 30 minutes.
Implementation of Helsinki–Tallinn tunnel to be studied with EU funding 15.06.2016
The implementation opportunities of the Helsinki–Tallinn tunnel will be studied by the Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council together with its partners with the help of EU funding. The EU funding for the Central Baltic Programme was confirmed on 14th June. The two-year project will examine the tunnel project in terms of technology, economy and competitiveness.