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Old March 24th, 2019, 01:24 AM   #601
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At first I just though he did not like Vantaa. But then I researched and turns out unlike, say, Stockholm Arlanda where they have chosen to brand it that way, Finns really want to brand it internationally as just ''Helsinki airport''. So there's that.
In Finnish the official name is Helsinki-Vantaan Lentoasema. Most refer it with that name in Finland or just say Helsinki-Vantaa.

Though, internationally It's branded Helsinki Airport. Be it by airlines or Finavia that owns and maintains the airport. Probably for the better.
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Old March 24th, 2019, 04:27 AM   #602
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Yeah I didnt mean to sound rude. The name Helsinki-Vantaa was appropriate in the past as Helsinki had 2 airports. Now however, the old Malmi airport is going to be shut for good leaving the city with only 1 airport.
Vantaa itself as a name is a bit arbitrary as the Helsinki rural municipality name was renamed only in 1974 to Vantaa for reasons unknown to mankind.
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Old March 24th, 2019, 12:45 PM   #603
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Yeah I didnt mean to sound rude. The name Helsinki-Vantaa was appropriate in the past as Helsinki had 2 airports. Now however, the old Malmi airport is going to be shut for good leaving the city with only 1 airport.
Vantaa itself as a name is a bit arbitrary as the Helsinki rural municipality name was renamed only in 1974 to Vantaa for reasons unknown to mankind.
Well, Finavia uses Helsinki-Vantaa as airport name in Finnish. First thing you see when you enter their website is "Tervetuloa Helsinki-Vantaan lentoasemalle".

If it is usable name by airport operator, I think we can use it here too.
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Old March 24th, 2019, 08:25 PM   #604
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Since we are having the conversation in English in this thread, it would be appropriate to use the English name not the Finnish name. Helsinki-Vantaa as a name has been phased out years ago because it leads to confused talk about "Vantaa Airport" by English speakers. The official name in English is Helsinki Airport, HEL, EFHK.

https://www.finavia.fi/en/airports/helsinki-airport

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helsinki_Airport
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Old June 3rd, 2019, 09:56 AM   #605
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Construction of Jokeri light rail started today. Should be operational by 2024. https://yle.fi/uutiset/3-10806218


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Old September 2nd, 2019, 09:31 AM   #606
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The planned new tram lines of West Helsinki. https://kartta.hel.fi/applications/H...ID=2018-002298
You can have your say HERE.



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Old September 2nd, 2019, 10:24 AM   #607
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Cool! Have they released any service pattern plans yet? Like which routes are going to go where?
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Old September 2nd, 2019, 10:56 AM   #608
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This must be it. https://www.hel.fi/hel2/ksv/liitteet...sto_092019.pdf
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Old September 2nd, 2019, 12:40 PM   #609
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First time I've heard of this pikaraitiolinja to Kannelmäki.
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Old September 13th, 2019, 11:32 AM   #610
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The central car tunnel-project has been dug up from it's grave, renamed "underground distributor road". https://www.hel.fi/uutiset/en/kaupun...-to-be-decided



Couple of sad new pedestrian streets (in red).



Price tag 1,4 billion euros. Just how many (hundreds) of kilometers of new tram/light rail we would get with that money, thereby diminishing the need to use a car in the innercity in the first place...?
What a waste. A 30 year step back in time.

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Old September 28th, 2019, 02:52 PM   #611
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Thubs up from the City planners for Särelä's proposal for a new train station between Pasila and Helsinki Central. A lot of infill opportunities for quite cheap a station. The offial strategy is to push for the Pisara underground 1 billion euro tomfoolery (which propably will never happen), so nothing is to be done right now..

http://www.sarela.fi/lisaa-kaupunkia...inkadun-asema/
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Old September 29th, 2019, 01:21 PM   #612
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This is such a neglected part of town. I really hope they either build the station or finally give Pisara the goahead. I always thought some kind of "highline" between Linnunlaulu and Pasila would be a good idea as well.
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Old October 25th, 2019, 10:58 AM   #613
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HSL aims to lower fares for long-distance commuters
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Helsinki Region Transport wants to entice people in outer suburbs to switch from cars to mass transit.

Helsinki Region Transport (HSL) plans to lower train and bus fares for residents of outer suburbs to encourage them to opt for public transportation instead of driving.

The price cut would take effect at the beginning of next year. It must still be approved by the HSL board.

"We particularly want to encourage those making long journeys to use public transport, as switching from driving to mass transit for three- and four-zone trips is most beneficial in terms of meeting emissions reduction targets and smooth functioning of the transportation system," CEO Suvi Rihtniemi said in an HSL statement. Meanwhile the government intends to introduce congestion fees for motorists driving into Helsinki.
Revenues exceed expectations

The authority says that it can afford to trim prices because ticket sales have been better than expected lately.

HSL is a joint local authority that includes the capital and eight surrounding municipalities, making up roughly a third of the Uusimaa region. As of this year, HSL has divided the region into four zones, designated A to D based on their distance from central Helsinki and cutting across municipal boundaries.

Under the proposal, prices would drop by 2.4 percent for tickets categorised as ABC, BCD, CD and ABCD.

Zone C includes parts of Espoo, Kauniainen and Vantaa, as well as the easternmost corner of Helsinki. Zone D encompasses Kerava, Sipoo and Tuusula to the east, plus Kirkkonummi and Siuntio to the west.

HSL says the biggest benefit would be to those living in the C and D zones. There would be no change to the cost of AB, BC or internal D tickets. The price cut would not apparently affect tickets for any tram, Metro or ferry routes.

The HSL board is to make a final decision on the fare cut next Tuesday.
More enticing would be a simple pay as you go system. All these alphabets give me a headache
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Old November 8th, 2019, 10:40 AM   #614
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Slow And Steady wins the race. The same alliance consortium that are currently doing the Tampere tramway and Jokeri light rail were chosen for the Crown Bridges project.
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The alliance development stage will begin in late 2019 and will take approximately 18 months. During this stage, the content and implementation of the alliance project will be planned and the planned budget and the implementation plan will be defined. After the development stage, a decision will be made about moving on to the implementation stage.

The construction of the Crown Bridges connection may begin in 2021 and the goal is to complete the construction in 2026. The total contract value for the alliance consortium is EUR 110–370 million, depending on the related projects.
https://news.cision.com/yit-oyj/r/yi...rtium,c2951102
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Old December 10th, 2019, 06:17 PM   #615
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Vantaa city board approved the Airport-Mellunkylä lightrail. (I think it needs Helsinki's approval also since Mellunkylä is in Helsinki.)
19,3km
25Km/h averarage speed
393€ million
Operational 2028 at the earliest.

Vantaa is doing things right.


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Old December 12th, 2019, 06:13 PM   #616
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Great. Will this line get a connection to the rest of the tram network?
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Old December 13th, 2019, 02:09 PM   #617
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Great. Will this line get a connection to the rest of the tram network?
It will be standalone system at first, probably several years, but there are several options to build tracks in future, I saw some examples in detailed plan:

- Helsinki-Tammisto-Lentoasema line would share some tracks in Aviapolis area
- Malmi - Malmi airport - Jakomäki tram in future would have access to Vantaa's tram depot.
- Also discussed if there will be Tram from Aviapolis to Western Vantaa in future.

I think it is odd to build Tram depot in Eastern Vantaa since all lines proposed could use depot near Airport, just like this approved line. Now all other lines in Nothern Helsinki or Western Vantaa would need other depots
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Old December 14th, 2019, 10:29 PM   #618
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Nice that this line could be connected to other lines. I ask it also for the track gauge. Most new tram systems in the world are build on normal track gauge, but this is not interesting for Helsinki as they want probably to connect all new lines with the existing system. It is also not interesting for the connection with the heavy railway system, because the Finish railways use the Russian track gauge.
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Old January 23rd, 2020, 05:24 PM   #619
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0 dead pedestrians last year in Helsinki. Almost 60 in 1969.

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Old January 24th, 2020, 02:54 AM   #620
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Thats bloody amazing! Congratulations!
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