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Savio Rail Tunnel

Savio Rail Tunnel
Overview
Location Southern Finland
Coordinates
Start Savio
End Vuosaari
Operation
Opened November 28, 2008 (2008-11-28)
Operator VR Group
Character Freight
Technical
Length 13.5 kilometres (8.4 mi)
No. of tracks Single
Track gauge 1,524 mm (5 ft)
Electrified 25 kV AC
Operating speed 80 kilometres per hour (50 mph)
Lowest elevation −20 metres (−66 ft)

The Savio Rail Tunnel near to the capital city of Helsinki, Finland connects the Vuosaari Harbour with the Helsinki–Tampere main line in Kerava.[1][2] The tunnel is single track, electrified and 13.5 kilometres long. Construction begun in 2004, and the tunnel opened in November 2008. The tunnel is part of a new 19-kilometre line linking a new port.

References

  1. ^ "Cold weather causes trains to fail in Vuosaari Harbour tunnel".  
  2. ^ "Rail traffic about to start through Vuosaari Harbour track’s 13.5-km tunnel".  


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