The final conference of the FinEst Link Project was held on Wednesday 7 February at 9.30-17.00 in Tallinn. At the conference the results of the Feasibility Study for Helsinki-Tallinn Transport Link were announced.
The results of the FinEst Link project state that a fast connection between Helsinki and Tallinn could bring major regional, national benefits and growth potential for Europe.
According to the FinEst Link feasibility study, the railway tunnel would help create a metropolitan twin-city region of three million inhabitants in the future where people, goods and services could move around easily. The expanding labour market would create economic growth, open new possibilities for businesses and improve the quality of life. The Helsinki–Tallinn tunnel with travel time of only 30 minutes would enable daily commuting across the Gulf of Finland and connect the rail network from Central Europe via Finland to the Arctic. The feasibility study is made as conventional railway both for passengers and freight and good connection to both countries transport systems.
More information: http://www.finestlink.fi/en/
Photos: Raigo Pajula