Helsinki–Riihimäki railway

Helsinki–Riihimäki railway is a railway running between the Helsinki Central railway station and the Riihimäki railway station in Finland. It was opened in 1862 as a part of the Finland's first railway between Helsinki and Hämeenlinna.[1] The Helsinki commuter rail system also runs by the Helsinki–Riihimäki railway.

Helsinki–Riihimäki railway
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Overview
TerminiHelsinki
Riihimäki
Stations22
History
Opened1862
Technical
Line length71.4 km (44.37 mi)
Number of tracksQuadruple (Helsinki–Kerava)
Double (Kerava–Riihimäki)
Track gauge1,524 mm (5 ft)
Electrification25 kV @ 50 Hz
Operating speedHelsinki–Pasila 80 km/h (50 mph)
Pasila–Tikkurila 160 km/h (99 mph)
Tikkurila–Riihimäki 200 km/h (120 mph)
Route map

71.3
Riihimäki
58.6
Hyvinkää
47.9
Jokela
44.2
Nuppulinna
40.7
Purola
38.8
Saunakallio
36.8
Järvenpää
34.6
Ainola
28.7
Kerava
Savio
22.5
Korso
20.5
Rekola
19.3
Koivukylä
17.0
Hiekkaharju
15.7
Tikkurila
13.9
Puistola
12.5
Tapanila
10.7
Malmi
9.3
Pukinmäki
7.2
Oulunkylä
5.7
Käpylä
3.1
Pasila
0.0
Helsinki

ServicesEdit

Commuter trainsEdit

The Helsinki commuter rail lines K and T operate exclusively on the section Helsinki–Riihimäki section, with the former not extending further than Kerava. The core parts of lines R and D lie on the entire extent of the section, though some of these services continue onto the Riihimäki–Tampere railway as well. Line Z branches off towards Lahti after making stops at Tikkurila and Kerava. Lines I and P use the section Helsinki–Hiekkaharju, after which they transition onto the Ring Rail Line.

Long-distance trainsEdit

The Helsinki–Riihimäki section is a core part of long-distance transport in Finland. After departing from Helsinki and shifting to the branch in Pasila, trains make a stop in Tikkurila and proceed towards Kerava, where they will either transition towards the east via the Kerava-Lahti railway line or proceed north towards Riihimäki and the regions of Pirkanmaa and Ostrobothnia via the Riihimäki–Tampere railway.

The termini of the routes that pass through the Helsinki–Riihimäki railway include Tampere, Seinäjoki, Vaasa, Ylivieska, Oulu, Rovaniemi, Kemijärvi, Kouvola, Imatra, Joensuu, Kuopio and Kajaani.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Welcome to the Historical Museum of Riihimäki". Historical Museum of Riihimäki. Retrieved 10 March 2017.