Minister: Tallinn-Helsinki tunnel a project of national importance

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 00:00

Estonia's Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Kadri Simson on Monday described the project for a railway tunnel between Tallinn and Helsinki as a project of national importance for Estonia, informed LETA/BNS.

\Simson met on Monday with Peter Vesterbacka, representative of the Finnish company Finest Bay Area Development OY, to get familiar with the current state of play regarding the project and possible next steps. The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications is of the opinion that a railway tunnel between Estonia and Finland is a project of national importance, spokespeople for the ministry said.

"The project led by Vesterbacka for sure is intriguing, but we can still see several loose ends in it regarding which questions of course remain. For instance, it's important for us that in addition to the location of the stop at Tallinn Ulemiste an additional stop in Tallinn's city center should be weighed as an alternative. According to those leading the project, this possibility exists and different alternatives are being mulled," Simson said.

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