Changes to commuter train services, Ainola station will be temporarily closed on 19 Jun
The Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency will make changes to track arrangements and switches in Tikkurila and start the construction of the new Ainola station as well as an additional track connection between Kerava Kytömaa and Järvenpää Ainola stations. Due to the work, there will be reduced services for K, I and P trains, cancellations for D and R trains, changes to departure tracks and travel times, and replacement bus services between Ainola and Järvenpää.
The track work will cause significant changes to commuter train traffic. However, the purpose of the work is to improve the operational reliability of the main line and to increase train services in the future.
The R train from Helsinki at 4:30 p.m. is cancelled on weekdays from 28 April to 12 May. The R train from Riihimäki at 7:30 a.m. is cancelled from 2 May to 12 May, and D trains from Helsinki to Riihimäki are cancelled during the same period.
19 Jun–9 Dec All D trains are cancelled, and the connection to Hämeenlinna will be replaced with R trains continuing to Hämeenlinna. R train services will run less frequently during peak hours from 19 June to 9 December, and there will be changes to some Z and R train departure times.
Up-to-date timetables are available via the trip search at vr.fi and in the VR Matkalla app.
Ainola station will be closed from 19 June to 9 December, a replacement bus service will operate between Ainola and Järvenpää
Ainola station will be temporarily closed between 19 June and 9 December due to track work. During this time, a replacement bus connection will operate between Ainola and Järvenpää. Single, multi- and season tickets are valid for the replacement bus service. Replacement bus services and timetables are available via the trip search at vr.fi and in the VR Matkalla app. More information on the replacement bus services and their departure locations will be available at https://www.vr.fi/en/replacement-buses, Opens in a new tab and on the Ainola station page, Opens in a new tab.
With the bus service, the travel time will increase by 13 minutes from Ainola to Helsinki, and by 15 minutes from Helsinki to Ainola. The travel time will increase by 9 minutes from Ainola to Riihimäki, and by 7 minutes from Riihimäki to Ainola.
Multi- and season tickets purchased to and from Ainola can also be used for trips ending in Järvenpää or Saunakallio or starting from Järvenpää or Saunakallio.
When booking a journey using a multi-ticket, the VR Matkalla application or the VR.fi website will give a notification allowing the selection of another station instead of Ainola. If you have a season ticket for long-distance travel to or from Ainola, you will receive a notification that Järvenpää or Saunakallio can be selected as a replacement for Ainola when booking your seat.
Changes in HSL area commuter train services 2 May–22 Oct
K trains run at longer 20-minute intervals and travel times are 2–3 minutes longer than usual. I and P trains run at longer 20-minute intervals and travel times are 2–6 minutes longer than usual. On weekdays and Saturdays, there are additional services in the western part of the Ring Rail Line that do not stop at Vehkala.
More information is available on the HSL website: https://www.hsl.fi/en/hsl/news/service-updates/2023/03/major-changes-to-main-line-and-ring-rail-line-train-services-from-2-may-2023, Opens in a new tab
The purpose of the Helsinki–Riihimäki capacity increase project is to improve the operational reliability and resilience of Finland's busiest railway section. The end result will be smoother rail traffic and the potential for increased train services in the area. Read more about the project on the Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency website: https://vayla.fi/helsinki-riihimaki, Opens in a new tab