Pasila station (Finnish: Pasilan rautatieasema, Swedish: Böle järnvägstation) is a railway station in Helsinki, Finland, approximately 3.5 kilometres (2.2 mi) north of Helsinki Central. It is the second busiest railway station in Finland, after Helsinki Central, and takes up a large part of the district of Pasila. The station was first opened in 1862. The current station building is from 1990.
|Location||Ratapihantie 6, 00520 Helsinki|
Bangårdsvägen 6, 00520 Helsingfors
|Owned by||Finnish Transport Agency|
Helsinki tram 7 and 9
|Structure type||bridge station|
|Previous names||Fredriksberg (Swedish)|
|Passengers (2005)||54,300 daily|
Pasila station is used to ease the congestion on the city's central station by serving as an alternate point of departure or arrival within Helsinki. All trains (except Allegro trains to Saint Petersburg since March 2016), both long-distance and local, travelling to and from Helsinki stop at Pasila.
Pasila station is one of two stations in Helsinki to serve long-distance traffic, the other being the central station. All other stations in Helsinki only serve local traffic. In terms of train lines, the only differences between Pasila station and the central station are the smaller number of tracks with platforms (10 compared to 19).
In 2012, the loading and unloading of cars onto trains was moved from Helsinki Central to a new car terminal built north of Pasila.
Pasila has been under extensive renovation since 2015. The renovation and redesign is expected to take a little less than ten years and will completely transform the railway station into a new building.
- Santapakka, Sanna-Leena: Pasila myllätään uusiksi miljardilla - tältä se näyttää tulevaisuudessa, Ilta-Sanomat 6 February 2014. Accessed on 7 February 2014.
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