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Trains will be replaced by buses on the following routes

We have to replace most of the train services by buses between Helsinki and Turku due to track work on Sunday Oct 24.

The services to be replaced are:

  • Helsinki-Kirkkonummi Sunday Oct 24 at 11.20, 13.20, 14.20, 15.20, 16.20, 17.20, 18.20, 20.20
  • Kirkkonummi-Helsinki Sunday Oct 24 at 10.05, 13.05, 15.05, 16.05, 17.05, 18.05, 19.05, 20.05

Stops for the replacement buses:

  • Helsinki: Postikatu bus stop between Postitalo and Sokos department store
  • Kirkkonummi: travel centre platform 20

The replacement buses do not stop in Pasila or Leppävaara.

We have to replace train services on route Iisalmi–Ylivieska–Iisalmi by buses due to track work on Aug 16 2021 - Mar 24 2022.

The services to be replaced are:

  • Tue-Thu Aug 17-Mar 24 at 7.40 Iisalmi-Ylivieska
  • Mon-Wed Aug 16 2021-Mar 24 2022 at 19.15 Ylivieska-Iisalmi

Stops for the replacement buses:

  • Iisalmi: In front of the 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 1-kerho

We have to replace all train services by buses on route Karjaa–Hanko between June 7 2021 and March 26 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 four 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
  • Santala: bus stop at the junction of national road 25 and Hjalmar Braxenin tie
  • Hanko-Pohjoinen: bus stops on Santalantie, north of Appelgrenintie
  • Hanko: at the square in front of the railway station

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 Imatra due to track work on Oct 4-7 and Nov 8-Dec 16.

The services to be replaced are:

  • Kouvola-Imatra Mon-Thu Oct 4-7 and Nov 8-Dec 16 (not on Dec 6) at 12.00-13.50
  • Imatra-Kouvola Mon-Thu Oct 4-7 and Nov 8-Dec 16 (not on Dec 6) at 10.05-11.55

Stops for the replacement buses:

  • Kouvola: between the station building and track 1
  • Lappeenranta: in front of the railway station
  • Joutseno: parking lot by the railway stop
  • Imatra: in front of the travel centre

We have to replace train services by buses between Kouvola and Kotka on Oct 29-31 due to track work. The services to be replaced vary. 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:

  • Kouvola: between the station building and track 1
  • Myllykoski: bus stop on Rautakorventie, next to the Anjalankoski theatre (route Kotka-Kouvola), bus stop on Rautakorventie, at Heikintie intersection (route Kouvola-Kotka)
  • Inkeroinen: NOTE! Changes location is at the corner of Asematie and Terholantie, in front of Driving school Ajatus
  • Tavastila: 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: Kymintie bus stop at the station, by the Kyminlinna gate (route Kouvola–Kotka), Kymintie bus stop at the station (route Kotka–Kouvola)
  • Paimenportti: two bus stops on Kotkantie: Kymenlaakso central hospital E and bus stop at Liitulahdentie intersection (route Kouvola–Kotka), two bus stops on Kotkantie: bus stop after the Liitulahdentie intersection and Kymenlaakso central hospital P
  • Kotka: on Kotkantie by the railway station
  • Kotka port: on Tornatorintie by the station

We have to replace train services by buses between Lappeenranta and Joensuu due to track work on weekend October 30-31.

The services to be replaced are:

  • Saturday Oct 30 Lappeenranta-Joensuu at 9.15, 12.30, 15.30, 18.35, 20.50
  • Saturday Oct 30 Joensuu-Lappeenranta at 7.45, 10.50, 14.03, 17.00
  • Sunday Oct 31 Lappeenranta-Joensuu at 9.15, 12.30, 15.30, 18.35, 20.50
  • Sunday Oct 31 Joensuu-Lappeenranta at 7.45, 10.50
  • Sunday Oct 31 Imatra-Lappeenranta at 7.45

Stops for the replacement buses:

  • 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 station building
  • Kitee: train station parking area
  • Joensuu: in front of the station

We have to replace train services by buses between Tampere and Pori due to track work on weekends between October 16-24.

The services to be replaced are:

  • Saturdays Oct 16 and 23 Tampere-Pori at 16.15*, 18.15*, 22.10 (Tesoma B)
  • Saturdays Oct 16 and 23 Pori-Tampere at 18.15* (Tesoma A)
  • Sundays Oct 17 and 24 Pori-Tampere at 7.10, 8.55 (Tesoma A), 10.10**

* Two bus alternatives of which the other runs without stops to the final destination

**The bus runs without stops to Tampere

Stops for the replacement buses:

  • Tampere: by the front doors of railway station
  • Tesoma: bus stops named Tesoma B and Tesoma A (distinguished in the timetables)
  • Nokia: railway station
  • Karkku: in Maakunnantie at the crossroads of Asemantie
  • Vammala: railway station
  • Kokemäki: railway station
  • Harjavalta: railway station
  • Pori: railway station

We have to replace train services by buses due to track work between Mar 28 and Dec 11. The services to be replaced vary. 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:

  • Seinäjoki: north of the platform 1
  • Parkano: railway station
  • Tampere: railway station

Bus departure times, Mon-Thu and Sun, until June 17:

  • Seinäjoki 19:30
  • Tampere 20:10

Bus departure times on Saturdays, starting from June 26:

  • Seinäjoki 12:50, 14:50 and 19:26*
  • Tampere 14:50, 16:10 and 18:30

*This bus does not stop at Parkano.

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 and all trains on your day of travel have a replacement bus service, we will arrange transport by accessible taxi for you.
  • We will arrange transport by taxi also if the replacement bus service is unexpected and it has been possible to buy a wheelchair space on the service.

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