Finland and Estonia are Baltic sea neighbors separated by the Gulf of Finland. Over eight million travelers and 1.2 million cars travel between Helsinki and Tallinn every year by boat. However, a consortium of companies is now planning to build the Finest railway tunnel between the two countries.
The vision of such a tunnel has been around since the 1990s. In June 2016, Peter Vesterbacka, previously known as the marketer behind Rovio’s Angry Birds, made the latest endeavor public in his AEC Hackathon presentation.
Creating a New Twin City
Vesterbacka and Kustaa Valtonen founded Finest Bay Area Development Oy, which is now developing the project together with A-Insinöörit, Pöyry, and Fira. The private sector project is also supported by the governments of Finland and Estonia.