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. Wherever possible track work is arranged outside peak travel times.
 
This page contains information about track work in the near future, how it will affect rail traffic as well as the information on transport substituting the trains.
 

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:

 

Järvenpää–Saunakallio

19 June–1 October: Track 1 is closed at the stations in Järvenpää and Saunakallio from mid-June until October. Trains in the direction of Helsinki will leave from track 2.

 

Tampere–Jämsä–Jyväskylä–Pieksämäki

25 June–4 August: From Sunday 25 June at 12 pm to Friday 4 August at 2.00 pm, the trains have been replaced by buses between Jämsä–Jyväskylä. In addition, part of the trains has been replaced by buses between Tampere–Pieksämäki.

Replacement buses during track work:

  • Tampere: replacement buses depart from the station square in front of the railway station, see map
  • Orivesi: replacement buses depart from the Matkahuolto station in Orivesi, see map
  • Jämsä: replacement buses depart from the front of the railway station, see map
  • Jyväskylä: replacement buses depart from the Travel Centre's bus area, see map
  • Pieksämäki: replacement buses depart from the front of the railway station, see map

 

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

29 July: Saturday 29.7. all day trains will be replaced by buses, also on Saturday 5 August and 12 August.

 

Seinäjoki–Kokkola

29 July: Saturday 29.7. all day trains with the exception of IC 29 will be replaced by buses. Night-trains will operate a normal timetable, also on Saturdays 5 August,12 August, 26 August, 2 September, 9 September, 16 September, 30 September, 7 October, 14 October, 21 October and 28 October.

 

Kontiomäki–Oulu

24 July–28 July: On Monday 24.7. to Friday 28.7. some trains will be replaced by buses, some from as far as Kajaani. The same applies to the following weekdays: 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.

 

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.

Pets can be transported on buses, if there is space and no allergic passengers.

Service 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