Minister Vehviläinen: Fast rail service brings St. Petersburg close

Ministry of Transport and Communications
Publication date 12.12.2010 11.00
News item

- Finland and Russia are entering a new era with the opening of the fast rail service. Preparations for the project started in 1994, and today we have the pleasure of celebrating the completion of this great venture. The fast rail service brings the metropolitan areas of Helsinki and St. Petersburg closer together, enables faster movement of people, and benefits tourism and business life, in particular, Minister of Transport Ms Anu Vehviläinen says about the opening of the fast rail service between Helsinki and St. Petersburg.