High-speed rail tunnel linking Finland and Estonia under the Baltic Sea gets funding

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 00:00

An ambitious plan to build a vast railway tunnel under the Baltic Sea to connect Finland and Estonia looks set to go ahead after the project secured €15 billion in funding.

The tunnel, which is supported by both countries’ governments, would connect the Finnish capital of Helsinki with the Estonian capital of Tallinn – cutting a two to three hour ferry crossing to just 20 minutes by train.

If completed the infrastructure would be the longest undersea tunnel in the world, eclipsing the Channel Tunnel that connects England with northern France. 

Read further: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/finland-estonia-high-speed-rail-tunnel-baltic-sea-a8818896.html