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Trains will be replaced by buses on the following routes

We have to replace all train services by buses from Mondays to Thursdays on route Iisalmi–Ylivieska until Dec 8 2022 due to track work. You can find the most up-to-date information on the replacement bus services and timetables through the trip search.

Stops for the replacement buses:

  • Iisalmi: In front of the train station building
  • Runni: Crossroads of Runnintie and Kiuruvedentie
  • Kiuruvesi: The train station
  • Pyhäsalmi: The train station
  • Haapajärvi: The train station
  • Nivala: The train station
  • Ylivieska: South side of the old bus station / Restaurant 10-kerho

We have to replace train services by buses between Jyväskylä and Seinäjoki due to track work on Saturdays and Sundays August 13-21.

The services to be replaced are:

  • Sat Aug 13 and Aug 20 Jyväskylä-Seinäjoki at 19.50
  • Sun Aug 14 and Aug 21 Seinäjoki-Jyväskylä at 9.30

Stops for the replacement buses:

  • Jyväskylä: travel centre bus station
  • Petäjävesi: parking lot at the railway station
  • Keuruu: parking lot at the railway station
  • Haapamäki: parking lot at the railway station
  • Pihlajavesi: parking lot at the railway station
  • Myllymäki: parking lot at the railway station
  • Ähtäri Zoo: parking lot at the railway station
  • Ähtäri: parking lot at the railway station
  • Tuuri: parking lot at the railway station
  • Alavus: parking lot at the railway station
  • Seinäjoki: north end of platform 1

We have to replace all train services by buses on route Karjaa–Hanko between June 7 2021 and Dec 10 2022 due to track work. You can find the most up-to-date information on the replacement bus services and timetables through the trip search.

There is space for three bicycles in the bus between Karjaa - Hanko. It is not possible to book a space in advance.

Stops for the replacement buses:

  • Karjaa: railway station, next to the steam locomotive
  • Dragsvik: bus stop at the junction of national road 25 and Raaseporintie (route Hanko-Karjaa), bus stop on Raaseporintie, after the Dragsvikintie junction (route Karjaa-Hanko)
  • Tammisaari: in front of the railway station
  • Skogby: bus stop at the junction of national road 25 and Skogbyntie
  • Lappohja: bus stop at the junction of national road 25 and Kofverhagin Kartanontie (at the Öby crossroads)
  • Santala: bus stop at the junction of national road 25 and Hjalmar Braxenin tie
  • Hanko-Pohjoinen: bus stops on Santalantie, north of Appelgrenintie
  • Hanko: bus stop between Esplanadi and station market (Asematori) on Pitkäkatu

The maps of the stops for the replacement buses can be found here (in PDF).

We have to replace train services by buses between Kouvola and Joensuu due to track work on May 28-June 26 and on June 27-Aug 7. You can find the most up-to-date information on the replacement bus services and timetables through the trip search.

The train services to be replaced on June 27-Aug 7 are:

  • Mon June 27 Kouvola-Imatra 12.00
  • Mon June 27 Imatra-Kouvola 10.05
  • Tue-Thu June 28-July 28 Kouvola-Joensuu 10.00, 13.00 and Kouvola-Imatra 12.00, 15.00
  • Tue-Thu June 28-July 28 Joensuu-Kouvola 9.00, 12.00 and Imatra-Kouvola 10.05, 13.05
  • Sat July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and Aug 6 Kouvola-Joensuu 15.00, 20.00 and Kouvola-Imatra 18.00
  • Sat July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and Aug 6 Joensuu-Kouvola 11.30, 15.55
  • Sun 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and Aug 7 Kouvola-Joensuu 10.00 and Kouvola-Imatra 12.00
  • Sun July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and Aug 7 Joensuu-Kouvola 7.00 and Imatra-Kouvola 7.05

Stops for the replacement buses:

  • Kouvola: between the train station building and track 1
  • Lappeenranta: in front of the train station
  • Joutseno: parking area at the platform
  • Imatra: in front of the travel centre
  • Simpele: Simpele turnoff, bus stop at Neste petrol station on road 6 (about 700 m from the train station)
  • Parikkala: train station parking area
  • Kesälahti: next to the train station building
  • Kitee: train station parking area
  • Joensuu: in front of the train station

We have to replace train services by buses between Kouvola and Kotka on April 4-November 4 due to track work. You can find the most up-to-date information on the replacement bus services and timetables through the trip search.

The train services to be replaced on weekdays are:

  • Kouvola – Kotka port 9.00, 12.00 *
  • Kotka port – Kouvola 11.25, 14.30 *

* Not including: April 15, April 18

The train services to be replaced on June 23-26 are:

  • May 23-24 Kouvola – Kotka port 5.15, 6.05, 7.10, 9.15, 12.00, 15.30, 16.20, 17.50, 20.40
  • May 23-24 Kotka port – Kouvola 6.10, 7.40, 8.50, 11.20, 14.10, 15.40, 17.05, 20.20, 22.15
  • May 25-26 Kouvola – Kotka port 6.05, 7.10, 9.15, 12.00, 15.30, 16.20, 17.50, 20.40
  • May 25-26 Kotka port – Kouvola 7.40, 8.50, 11.20, 14.10, 15.40, 17.05, 20.20, 22.15

Stops for the replacement buses:

  • Kouvola: between the train station building and track 1
  • Myllykoski: bus stop Myllykosken yhteiskoulu P, stop is located in Rautakorventie (route Kotka - Kouvola), bus stop Saviniemen koulu E (route Kouvola - Kotka)
  • Inkeroinen: NOTE! The changed location is at the corner of Asematie and Terholantie, in front of Driving school Ajatus
  • Tavastila: train station stopping point bus stop
  • Kymi: bus stop Karhulantie 246 L (route Kouvola – Kotka), bus stop Karhulantie 253 I (route Kotka – Kouvola). NB. The buses don't stop at Kymi railway station.
  • Kyminlinna: bus stop Kyminlinna Kotkan suunta E (route Kouvola – Kotka), bus stop Sutelantie th P (route Kotka – Kouvola)
  • Paimenportti: bus stop Kymenlaakson keskussairaala E (route Kotka – Kouvola), bus stop Kymenlaakson keskussairaala P (route Kotka – Kouvola)
  • Kotka: bus stop Kotkantie 1 I (route Kouvola – Kotka Port), bus stop Kotkantie 2 L (route Kotka Port – Kouvola)
  • Kotka port: on Tornatorintie by the train station

The maps of the stops for the replacement buses can be found here (in PDF).

We have to replace train services by buses on route Oulu-Rovaniemi-Kemijärvi July 12-August 10. You can find the most up-to-date information on the replacement bus services and timetables through the trip search.

The services to be replaced are:

  • Tue-Wed July 12-13 and Aug 9-10 at 12.00, 15.35 and 18.00 Oulu-Rovaniemi
  • Tue-Wed July 12-13 and Aug 9-10 at 9.00, 12.45 and 14.45 Rovaniemi-Oulu
  • Tue July 19 at 20.20 Oulu-Rovaniemi
  • Wed July 20 at 8.25 Oulu-Kemijärvi and at 16.00 Kemijärvi-Oulu
  • Wed July 20 at 12.00, 15.35, 18.00 and 20.30 Oulu-Rovaniemi
  • Wed July 20 at 4.20, 9.00, 12.45 and 14.45 Rovaniemi-Oulu
  • Thu July 21 at 4.20, Rovaniemi-Oulu
  • Tue Aug 2 at 20.20 Oulu-Rovaniemi
  • Wed Aug 3 at 4.25 Rovaniemi-Oulu

Stops for the replacement buses:

  • Oulu: in front of the railway station on the city side
  • Kemi: parking lot in front of the railway station
  • Tervola: parking lot in front of the railway station
  • Muurola: parking lot in front of the railway station
  • Rovaniemi: in front of the station
  • Kemijärvi: railway station parking lot

We have to replace train services by buses between Riihimäki and Tampere on weekdays Apr 25-May 6, May 30-June 3, and Aug 8-26 2022. You can find the most up-to-date information on the replacement bus services and timetables through the trip search.

Stops for the replacement buses:

  • Tampere: near the main entrance doors of the train station in the parking lot
  • Lempäälä: Church stop at the intersection of Tampereentie and Lemponkatu, code 7560 (direction Riihimäki) / Lemponkatu stop at the intersection of Tampereentie, code 7574 (direction Tampere)
  • Viiala: eastern side of the tracks, next to the junction of the train station parking lot, along Rautatienkatu
  • Toijala: a turnaround in front of the train station and a bus stop, both directions
  • Iittala: train station, parking lot on the western side of the tracks
  • Parola: in front of the train station, on Asematie side
  • Hämeenlinna: in front of the train station building
  • Turenki: train station, parking lot on the Hämeenlinna/northern side
  • Ryttylä: junction of Kirkkotie and Ryttyläntie, by the grocery store Saarinen
  • Riihimäki: Travel Centre, platform 6

The maps of the stops for the replacement buses can be found here (PDF in Finnish).

We have to replace train services by buses on route Tampere–Haapamäki–Jyväskylä due to track work on Saturday Aug 6 and Sunday Aug 7.

The train services to be replaced:

  • Sat Aug 6 Tampere-Haapamäki-Jyväskylä at 22.10
  • Sun Aug 7 Jyväskylä-Haapamäki-Tampere at 7.15

Stops for the replacement buses:

  • Tampere: in front of the railway station main doors
  • Orivesi station: parking lot at the railway station
  • Orivesi centre: the railway stop at the centre
  • Juupajoki: parking lot by the railway stop
  • Vilppula: parking lot at the railway station
  • Kolho: parking lot by the railway stop
  • Haapamäki: parking lot at the railway station
  • Keuruu: parking lot at the railway station
  • Petäjävesi: parking lot at the railway station
  • Jyväskylä: travel centre bus station

We have to replace train services by buses between Vihanti and Oulu weekly from Monday to Thursday due to track work on June 27-August 11.

The services to be replaced are:

  • Mon-Thu at 12.10 and 13.55 Vihanti-Oulu
  • Mon-Thu at 11.00 and 12.40 Oulu-Vihanti

Stops for the replacement buses:

  • Vihanti: railway station
  • Ruukki: railway station
  • Kempele: parking lot at the southern end of the railway station building
  • Oulu: the front of the railway station building, city side

What if the train has been replaced by a bus?

Baggage and pets on replacement buses

  • Replacement buses have limited space for baggage.
  • The safety belts on buses may not be suitable for safety seats for children.
  • Pets can travel with their owners on replacement buses.
  • Guide dogs, assistance and hearing dogs may travel free of charge.

Baggage on trains

Services for disabled passengers in disruption situations

  • Due to track work, we occasionally need to replace trains with buses that are not accessible.
  • If you use a wheelchair, we will arrange transport by accessible taxi for you in the following situations:

    • If the replacement bus service is unexpected and it has been possible to buy a wheelchair space on the service.
    • If you have already purchased a train ticket for a wheelchair space but the train does not have a service car.
    • If there is a failure in the train during the journey and the replacement train is not accessible.
    • If the accessible toilet of the train fails.

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