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Rail transport in Finland

Index Rail transport in Finland

The Finnish railway network consists of a total of 5,919 km of railways built with Russian gauge track. [1]

47 relations: Adolf Törngren, Dual gauge, ELSA-rata, Eno, Finland, Finnish railway signalling, Finnish Transport Agency, Helsinki to Tallinn Tunnel, Heritage railway, History of rail transport in Finland, JKV, Kerava-Lahti railway line, Kirkenes–Bjørnevatn Line, Kokemäki, Kone- ja Siltarakennus, Lentorata, List of Finnish locomotives, List of Finnish municipalities without scheduled railway services, List of high-speed railway lines, List of railway electrification systems, List of railway lines in Finland, List of UIC country codes, Metre-gauge railway, North Bothnia Line, Outline of Finland, Pieksämäki, Rail freight transport, Rail transport by country, Rail transport in Norway, Rail transport in Russia, Rail transport in Sweden, Railway coupling, SA3 coupler, Salla, Toppila, Track gauge, Trams in Finland, Trams in Vyborg, Vanhatulli, VR (company), Vuosaari metro station, William Crichton (engineer), Ylivieska, 1873 in rail transport, 2 ft and 600 mm gauge railways, 5 ft and 1520 mm gauge railways, 750 mm gauge railways, 900 mm gauge railways.

Adolf Törngren

Adolf Törngren (27 April 1824 – 3 March 1895) was a Finnish jurist and industrialist.

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Dual gauge

A dual gauge railway is a track that allows the passage of trains of two different track gauges.

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ELSA-rata

The ELSA-rata or tunnin juna (hour train) is a proposed railway line in the planning stage to provide a more direct connection between Helsinki and Turku, Finland than the current Rantarata railway line which follows the southern coast.

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Eno, Finland

Eno is a former municipality of Finland, now part of Joensuu.

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Finnish railway signalling

The signalling system used on the railway network in Finland comprises color-light signals and fixed signs, used together with the Automatic Train Control system ATP-VR/RHK (an EBICAB 900 system better known as JKV, junakulunvalvonta).

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Finnish Transport Agency

The Finnish Transport Agency (Liikennevirasto, Trafikverket), shortened to FTA, is a Finnish government agency responsible for the maintenance of Finland's road, rail, and waterway systems.

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Helsinki to Tallinn Tunnel

Latvian map showing a tunnel from Helsinki to Tallinn which could connect to Rail Baltica. The Helsinki to Tallinn Tunnel is a proposed rail undersea tunnel that would span the Gulf of Finland and connect the Finnish and Estonian capitals.

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Heritage railway

A heritage railway is a railway operated as living history to re-create or preserve railway scenes of the past.

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History of rail transport in Finland

The history of rail transport in Finland began on January 31, 1862, with the opening of the railway line between Helsinki and Hämeenlinna.

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JKV

JKV may refer to.

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Kerava-Lahti railway line

The Kerava-Lahti railway line or Lahden oikorata (Lahti direct line) is a railway line in southern Finland between the towns of Kerava and Lahti, which opened on 3 September 2006.

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Kirkenes–Bjørnevatn Line

The Kirkenes–Bjørnevatn Line (Kirkenes–Bjørnevatnbanen), or the Sydvaranger Line (Sydvarangerbanen), is a long railway line between Kirkenes and Bjørnevatn in Sør-Varanger, Norway.

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Kokemäki

Kokemäki (Kumo) is a town and municipality in the Satakunta Region of Finland.

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Kone- ja Siltarakennus

Kone- ja Siltarakennus Oy ("Kone ja Silta";; "Maskin o. Bro") is a Finnish former engineering company based in Sörnäinen, Helsinki.

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Lentorata

The Lentorata (airport railway) is a planned railway line in Finland, designed to link Helsinki Airport to the long-distance Finnish railway network and to complement the current airport connection via the Ring Rail Line.

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List of Finnish locomotives

This is a list of locomotives and multiple units that have been used in Finland.

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List of Finnish municipalities without scheduled railway services

This is a list of Finnish municipalities without passenger rail services.

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List of high-speed railway lines

This article provides a list of operated high-speed rail networks, listed by country or region.

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List of railway electrification systems

This is a list of the power supply systems that are, or have been, used for tramway and railway electrification systems.

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List of railway lines in Finland

This is a list of railway lines on the Finnish rail network, including lists of stations on the most important lines.

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List of UIC country codes

The UIC Country Code is a two digit-number identifying countries in which members of the International Union of Railways (UIC) are active.

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Metre-gauge railway

Metre-gauge railways are narrow-gauge railways with track gauge of or 1 metre.

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North Bothnia Line

The North Bothnia Line (Norrbotniabanan) is a proposed high-speed railway line between Umeå Central Station and Luleå Central Station in Sweden.

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Outline of Finland

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Finland.

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Pieksämäki

Pieksämäki is a town and municipality of Finland.

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Rail freight transport

Rail freight transport is the use of railroads and trains to transport cargo as opposed to human passengers.

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Rail transport by country

This page provides an index of articles on rail transport by country.

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Rail transport in Norway

The Norwegian railway system comprises 4,087 km of (standard gauge) track of which 2,622 km is electrified and 242 km double track.

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Rail transport in Russia

The Russian railways are ranked second longest globally, behind the railways of the United States.

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Rail transport in Sweden

Rail transport in Sweden uses a network of 13,000 km of track, the 21st largest in the world.

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Railway coupling

A coupling (or a coupler) is a mechanism for connecting rolling stock in a train.

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SA3 coupler

The SA3 coupler is a type of railway coupling used mainly, but not exclusively, in Russia and other states of the former Soviet Union.

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Salla

Salla (Kuolajärvi until 1936) is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland.

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Toppila

Toppila is a district of Oulu, Finland.

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Track gauge

In rail transport, track gauge is the spacing of the rails on a railway track and is measured between the inner faces of the load-bearing rails.

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Trams in Finland

Trams in Finland date from a horse-drawn Turku tramway network, which opened in 1890.

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Trams in Vyborg

Vyborg, in Finland until 1940, and since then in Russia, had an electric tramway network from 1912 to 1957.

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Vanhatulli

Vanhatulli is a district of the city centre area of Oulu, Finland.

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VR (company)

VR (formally VR Group) is a government-owned railway company in Finland.

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Vuosaari metro station

Vuosaari metro station is the ground-level terminus station of the M1 line of the Helsinki Metro.

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William Crichton (engineer)

William Crichton (29 November 1827 – 10 April 1889) was a Scottish engineer and shipbuilder who spent most of his career in Turku, located in the Grand Duchy of Finland.

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Ylivieska

Ylivieska is a town and municipality of Northern Ostrobothnia region, Finland.

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1873 in rail transport

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2 ft and 600 mm gauge railways

Two foot and 600 mm gauge railways are narrow gauge railways with track gauges of and, respectively.

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5 ft and 1520 mm gauge railways

Railways with a railway track gauge of were first constructed in the United Kingdom and the United States.

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750 mm gauge railways

narrow-gauge railways are very similar to and gauge.

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900 mm gauge railways

narrow-gauge railways are generally found in Europe.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rail_transport_in_Finland

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