Track work

Track work

 

Finland’s railway network comprises 6,000 kilometres of railways – an amazing distance. For trains to run smoothly and on time, the tracks must be replaced and improved from time to time. In spite of track work, we will always take you all the way to your destination. Check out what track work is due in the near future, how it will affect rail traffic as well as the information on transport substituting the trains here.
 

You will find the train and bus timetables during the exceptional arrangements due to track work either in the timetable search or the search in the Online Shop. Train tickets bought in advance are valid for the replacement buses according to the timetable on the ticket.

 

Below is a list of routes on which rail traffic will be affected by track work:

 

Riihimäki–Tampere

23 June–25 June: From 12.00 on Friday, 23 June to 12.00 on Sunday, 25 June, all day trains will be replaced by buses (some all the way to Helsinki/from Helsinki). Night trains will not be replaced.

 

Turku–Tampere

3 June–4 June: On Saturday 3 June, train IC 933 between Turku and Tampere will be cancelled and on Sunday 4 June, train IC 910 between Tampere and Turku will be cancelled due to track work. The trains will be replaced by buses. Replacement buses will depart from the railway station.

4 June–23 June: The following trains will run to an exceptional timetable from 00.00 on Sunday 4 June to 11.00 on Friday 23 June 2017:

  • IC 916, arrival in Turku will exceptionally be at 14.20
  • IC 922, arrival in Turku will exceptionally be at 17.20
  • IC 930, arrival in Turku will exceptionally be at 21.20
  • IC 905:
Station Arrives Departs
Turku   7.00
Loimaa 7.47 7.48
Humppila 7.59 8.00
Toijala 8.23 8.25
Tampere 8.47  

 

23 June–25 June: From 12.00 on Friday, 23 June to 12.00 on Sunday, 25 June, all trains will be replaced by buses.

 

Turku–Toijala

3 June–4 June: On Saturday 3 May, train IC 933 and on Sunday, train IC 910 will be replaced by buses.

23 June–25 June: There will be a break in train services during Midsummer from 11.00 on Friday 23 June to 12.30 on Sunday 25 June. Buses will operate.

 

Tampere–Seinäjoki

24 June: On Saturday 24 June, all day trains will be replaced by buses. Night trains will not be replaced.

 

Tampere–Jämsä(–Jyväskylä–Pieksämäki)

23 June–4 August: From 12.00 on Friday, 23 June to 12.00 on Friday, 4 August, all trains will be replaced by buses.

 

Tampere–Vilppula–Keuruu

23 June–25 June: From 12.00 on Friday, 23 June to 12.00 on Sunday, 25 June, all trains will be replaced by buses.

 

Jyväskylä–Haapamäki–Seinäjoki

26 August–30 August: From 9.00 on Saturday, 26 August to 10.00 on Wednesday, 30 August, trains will be replaced by buses between Jyväskylä and Petäjävesi. Trains will be operated normally between Petäjävesi and Seinäjoki.

 

Iisalmi–Ylivieska

6 May–7 May: Due to track work, all day trains on Saturday 6 May and Sunday 7 May will be replaced by buses. In addition to this, one of the night-trains will be cancelled. Replacement buses will depart from Runnintie ja Kiuruvedentie intersection. Night-trains will not be replaced by buses.

24 June: All trains will be replaced by buses.

1 July: All day trains will be replaced by buses, also on 15 July, 22 July, 29 July and 12 August.

 

Kokkola–Oulu

6 May–7 May: Due to track work, all day trains will be replaced by buses. On Sunday 7 May, night-train IC 273 will operate. Replacement buses will depart from the railway station. Night-trains will not be replaced by buses.

20 May: Due to track work, all day trains with the exception of train IC 29 will be cancelled. All cancelled services will be replaced by buses. Replacement buses will depart from the railway station.

3 June: Due to track work, all day trains with the exception of train IC 29 will be cancelled. All cancelled services will be replaced by buses. Replacement buses will depart from the railway station.

24 June: All day trains will be replaced by buses. Night trains will not be replaced.

1 July: All day trains with the exception of IC 29 will be replaced by buses. Night-trains will operate a normal timetable, also on 15 July, 22 July, 29 July, 5 August,12 August, 26 August, 2 September, 9 September,16 September, 30 September, 7 October, 14 October, 21 October and 28 October.

 

Tampere–Seinäjoki

23 June: From 20.40 on Friday to 09.00 on Sunday 25 June:

  • Fri 23 June, IC 28 will be cancelled
  • Sat 24 June, all trains will be replaced by buses
  • Sun 25 June, the first trains to operate will be IC 41 and S54

 

Kontiomäki–Oulu

23 June–24 June: Between 12.00 on 23 June and 10.00 on 24 June, trains will be replaced by buses.

10 July–14 July: Some of the trains will be replaced by buses, some from as far as Kajaani. The same applies to the following dates: 17 July–21 July, 24 July–28 July, 31 July–4 August, 7 August–11 August, 14 August–18 August, 21 August–25 August, 28 August–1 September, 4 September–8 September, 11 September–15 September and 18 September–21 September.

 

Lappeenranta–Joutseno

20 August: All trains will be replaced by buses between 00.30 and 16.30.

 

Kuopio–Iisalmi

19 August – 20 August: Between 17.10 on 19 August and 7.10 on 20 August, all trains will be replaced by buses.

 

Pieksämäki–Varkaus

20 May: On Saturday 20 May, train H 724 between Varkaus and Pieksämäki will be cancelled and train H 727 between Pieksämäki and Varkaus will be cancelled due to track work. Both trains will be replaced by buses that will depart from the railway station.

 

Kouvola–Port of Kotka

14 June: On Wednesday, 14 June, trains will not stop at Kotka station. Passengers are requested to use the stop at the Port of Kotka. Otherwise trains will be operated normally.

 

Helsinki–Kolari/Kemijärvi/Rovaniemi

The following night-train departures have been cancelled on the entire route and will not be replaced:

Train Route Cancelled on dates
P 263 Helsinki–Kolari 23.6. and 24.6.
IC 265 Helsinki–Kemijärvi 23.6. and 24.6.
IC 266 Rovaniemi–Helsinki 23.6. and 24.6.
P 270 Kolari–Helsinki 24.6.
IC 273 Helsinki–Rovaniemi 23.6. and 24.6.
IC 274 Kemijärvi–Helsinki 23.6. and 24.6.

 

Replacement bus timetables

You will find the timetables directly in the timetable search and in the search of the Online Shop.

Please note that

There is only limited space for luggage on the replacement services.

Bicycles cannot be transported on the replacement services.

The seat belts in buses are not necessarily suitable for attaching infant car seats.

The replacement services are not wheelchair accessible.

ervice alterations in commuter traffic

You can check the modified timetables in commuter traffic here.

Timetable search

You can search for all domestic timetables by selecting the departure and destination stations and the validity of the timetable. 

Timetable search