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Task force to examine the Tallinn tunnel project
On the basis of the final report published in February on the railway tunnel project between Helsinki and Tallinn, the FinEst Link, the Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications has set up a task force to examine whether and how to proceed in the project.
“A railway tunnel between Tallinn and Helsinki would be a significant step in improving connections between Finland and Europe. It is now important to continue the good research work together with the key stakeholders”, says Minister of Transport and Communications Anne Berner.
One of the tasks of the task force is to examine the need for further studies and how they could be financed. In its work, the group will take into account the results and recommendations of the FinEst Link study completed in February. The group is also to consider the far-reaching economic impacts of the tunnel, questions related to financing, connections between transport and logistics and the related business models, smooth travel chains and future technological development.
The task force has representatives from the Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications, Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, and cities of Helsinki and Tallinn. In support of its work, the group will also hear other parties related to the project.
The task force will complete its tasks during the spring. The deadline for the work is May 2018.
Laura Eiro, Director of Unit, task force chair, Ministry of Transport and Communications, Finland +358 40 096 9293
Eva Killar, Excecutive Officer, Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, + 372 625 6485
Ulla Tapaninen, Senior Advisor, City of Helsinki, +358 50 525 8131
Liivar Luts, Project Manager, Tallinn Transport Department, +372 6404700