What is Suomirata?

Suomirata is a vision for the future of passenger and freight traffic in Finland. It aims to raise the service standard in railway operations and to take a decisive step in Finnish railway traffic.

Suomirata will bring Finland closer together. Suomirata will make it possible to travel from Tampere to Helsinki in about an hour. It will also enable an even faster railway connection between Helsinki city centre and Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. The project will remove key bottlenecks of national competitiveness in railway traffic and it thus will have a positive impact on rail traffic throughout the country.

Suomirata will create growth, jobs and companies – both during and after construction. It will connect our export-driven country more closely to the global airport and rail network.

It will be a large entity with impact throughout the country. Whether it is economic growth, employment rates or the climate, the realisation of the Suomirata will promote Finnish goals as a whole.

The main roles of Suomirata

Tampere – Riihimäki

The objective is to identify the effects of the corrections and additional tracks on the existing mainline and the completely new line.

The goals of the project are e.g.:

  • To allow travel between Tampere and Helsinki in one hour.
  • To expand employment areas.
  • To reduce connection travel times.
  • To bring additional capacity to the busy section.
  • To reduce susceptibility to interference.

Airport line

The airport line is a two-track long distance line, which will connect Helsinki-Vantaa Airport to long-distance train traffic.

The aim is:

  • To reduce travel times to the airport.
  • To reduce car mileage.
  • To bring capacity and reduce the susceptibility in the metropolitan area traffic.