FINNISH RAILROADS AND PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN HELSINKI

LE FERROVIE FINLANDESI ED I TRANSPORTI PUBBLICI DI HELSINKI

Recently, the Finnish railways started the electrification of some lines starting from Helsinki, on which there is an intense suburban traffic. One of the main reasons which induced the VR to make this decision was that of limiting the importance of fuels of foreign origin and to make a better use of national power resources deriving from the possibility of exploiting, with hydroelectric power stations, the numerous lakes and rivers which cover about a tenth of the area of the country. In the Helsinki Region, for essential connections not served by VR suburban lines, two metropolitan lines will be constructed, with advanced characteristics, on which the use is envisaged of trains with automatic drive. The street car network of Helsinki, made up of 9 lines, will be maintained and modernized with the introduction, among other things, of 40 modern articulated cars equipped with static speed regulation. Details of the the Finnish RR development program are given.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Collegio Ingegneri Ferroviari Italiani

    Piazza Croce Rossa
    Rome,   Italy 
  • Authors:
    • Marini, R
    • Ziccardi, G
  • Publication Date: 1974-1

Language

  • Italian

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  • Accession Number: 00057440
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 12 1981 12:00AM