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Old January 30th, 2008, 02:31 PM   #1
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FINLAND | Railways

Sorry if there's athread already, but I didn't find one, so here goes...

The trains:

Pendolino (HSR-ish, top speed 220kph):


IC2 double-decker:




IC1 with a Bombardier locomotive:


Suburban trains in the Finnish capital...:


...soon to be replaced with these (Swiss-made FLIRT-trains):


Helsinki Central:




Jyväskylä (my hometown):


Hämeenlinna, one of the first stations in Finland. Connection between Hämeenlinna and Helsinki was opened in 1862:


THX for viewing.
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Old January 30th, 2008, 04:10 PM   #2
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Very well considering low density of population!
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Old January 30th, 2008, 04:32 PM   #3
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Lokks a hell of a lot better than danish railways.
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Old January 30th, 2008, 04:50 PM   #4
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thanks for your comments. dunno about danish trains, but i would imagine theyr pretty decent?
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Old January 30th, 2008, 08:15 PM   #5
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read the danish-thread lol they look quite unhappy with their network
BTW, could you post pictures from the interiors of the trains? and a map of the finnish network would also be nice
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Old January 30th, 2008, 08:20 PM   #6
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Looks nice! Any pictures with some snow? I love trains in snow ^_^
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Old January 30th, 2008, 09:47 PM   #7
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and a map of the finnish network would also be nice
http://www.bueker.net/trainspotting/index.php ==> railway maps
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Old January 30th, 2008, 10:47 PM   #8
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BTW, could you post pictures from the interiors of the trains?
Sure. I didn't find too many photos, but maybe these help:

Pendolino:


Upper deck of the IC2-double-decker:


SM4 suburban train:


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Looks nice! Any pictures with some snow? I love trains in snow ^_^
I tried to look for some, but coudn't find any bigger than 100X200 pixels or so. Sorry.
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Old January 31st, 2008, 12:07 PM   #9
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Looks nice! Any pictures with some snow? I love trains in snow ^_^
In Switzerland: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=571524
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Old January 31st, 2008, 09:31 PM   #10
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Moolio:
do you know when shall we get those new Swiss made suburban trains?? and will they come to Helsinki first??
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Old January 31st, 2008, 10:01 PM   #11
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Moolio:
do you know when shall we get those new Swiss made suburban trains?? and will they come to Helsinki first??
It appears, according to an article I read, that the first trains will be delivered to Hki in 2009 and the last ones 2014 (32 units, € 189 million). As for your second question, they are already used in Germany on top of Switzerland, so no.

Have your city's mass transit authorities also ordered FLIRT?
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Old February 1st, 2008, 09:03 AM   #12
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Great photos, thanks for making this thread.

Helsinki station is amazing, I love looking at photos of it. The station in your hometown looks great as well, very modern.
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Old February 1st, 2008, 03:05 PM   #13
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Thanks Moolio, great photos, do you have any of the freight side of things. Helsinki Central is a fairly large station.
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Old February 1st, 2008, 05:01 PM   #14
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Thanks to both of you. I couldn't find any decent images of freight trains in Finland, but I'll be sure to link them should I stumble across some.
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Old February 15th, 2008, 12:07 PM   #15
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I love Finnish railway - especially the Ravintola-Cars

Was travelling between 89 and 2000 probably every single line that exists from Rauma to Lieksa, from Helsinki to Kemijärvi - and it was always worthwhile and comfortable... except these bloody old drunkards, that always sit next to you stinking and nearly vomit on your lap - that was really annoying. Hope it got better in the meantime.

Best experience: travelling on EASTER from Helsinki to Kemijärvi in a night train without reservation ... as a group of SIX! We always had to wait til a seat was free that one of us could sleep a few minutes, the rest of us was sitting inbetween the cars making music and having fun all night
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Old February 17th, 2008, 03:28 AM   #16
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I was watching the Amazing Race yesterday and they had the contestants riding in a few Finnish trains to various places. I am not sure of what series it was though. They showed a fair bit of the trains.
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very nice trains. I liked this thread
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Old October 16th, 2008, 09:39 PM   #18
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The new Jyväskylä station is quite nice and spacious especially when you compare it with the former station (A nice wooden building nevertheless).
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Old October 17th, 2008, 08:12 PM   #19
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what is the top speed of IC2-double-decker?

Are there inter-city buses in Finland or all transportation is with railways?
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Old October 17th, 2008, 09:43 PM   #20
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The intercity bus network is much more developed than railways. Almost every small town has its bus station but train stations are quite rare.
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