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Replacement buses

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Here you can find information about the stops for the replacement buses and what to do if the train service is replaced by a bus and you need accessibility services.

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Trains will be replaced by buses on the following routes

We have to replace all train services by buses between Helsinki and Turku due to track work on Saturday June 26. 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:

  • Helsinki: Postikatu bus stop between Postitalo and Sokos department store
  • Kirkkonummi: travel centre platform 20
  • Karjaa: railway station next to the steam locomotive
  • Salo: next to track 1, by the elevator and station tunnel on the Turku end of the station
  • Kupittaa: bus stops on Tykistökatu, in front of the Kupittaa station
  • Turku: in front of the railway station
  • Turku port: bus platform next to track 2

We have to replace train services on route Iisalmi–Ylivieska–Iisalmi by buses due to track work on June 7-Aug 15 and Aug 16-Dec 9.

The services replaced are:

  • Mon, Tue and Wed May 5–June 2 at 19.15 Ylivieska–Iisalmi
  • Tue, Wed and Thu May 4–June 3 (also Ascension Day) at 7.40 Iisalmi–Ylivieska
  • Mon-Wed June 7-Aug 8 at 19.15 and Sat-Sun July 3-Aug 15 at 12.50 Ylivieska-Iisalmi
  • Tue-Thu June 8-Aug 12 at 7.40 and Sat-Sun July 7-Aug 15 at 16.50 Iisalmi-Ylivieska
  • Tue-Thu Aug 16-Oct 9 at 7.40 Iisalmi-Ylivieska
  • Mon-Wen Aug 16-Oct 9 at 19.15 Ylivieska-Iisalmi
  • Aug 20, Aug 21, Aug 27, Aug 28 and Oct 12 at 7.40 Iisalmi-Ylivieska
  • Aug 20, Aug 21, Aug 22, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 29 and Oct 12 at 16.50 Iisalmi-Ylivieska
  • Aug 20, Aug 21, Aug 22, Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 29, and 12 Oct at 12.50 Ylivieska-Iisalmi
  • Aug 20, Aug 22, Aug 27, Aug 29, and 12 Oct at 19.30 Ylivieska-Iisalmi

Stops for the replacement buses:

  • Iisalmi: In front oft 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 and December 11 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 Joensuu due to track work on May 22–23, May 29-30, June 1-2 and June 12-Aug 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:

  • 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
  • Simpele: Simpele th L, the bus stop by the road at Neste gas station (700 m from the station)
  • Parikkala: parking lot by the railway station
  • Kesälahti: next to the station building
  • Kitee: parking lot by the station
  • Joensuu: in front of the station

We have to replace train services by buses between Kouvola and Kotka on July 12-Dec 10 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: railway station
  • 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 Pieksämäki and Joensuu due to track work on August 3-6. 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:

  • Pieksämäki: in front of the railway station
  • Varkaus: in front of the travel centre
  • Heinävesi: Matkahuolto bus stops (Neste gas station, Kermantie 3)
  • Vihtari: railway station
  • Viinijärvi: railway station
  • Joensuu: railway station

We have to replace train services by buses between Rovaniemi and Kemijärvi due to track work on June 7–11, Aug 23-27 and Aug 30–Sept 3. 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:

  • Rovaniemi: railway station
  • Kemijärvi: parking lot by the railway station

We have to replace train services by buses between Tampere and Jyväskylä due to track work on June 25-27. 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:

  • Tampere: in front of the railway station main doors
  • Orivesi: Orivesi travel centre, Aihtiantie 10
  • Orivesi station: parking lot by the station
  • Jämsä: parking lot by the railway station
  • Jyväskylä: bus platforms at the travel centre

We have to replace train services by buses between Tampere–Haapamäki–Jyväskylä due to track work on June 25-27. 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:

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

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.

On June 21-July 6 and July 16-22 most Z trains only run between Haarajoki and Lahti. During rush hours Kouvola trains run to and from Helsinki, as do the first trains of the morning and the last trains of the evening.

When Z trains are cancelled between Helsinki and Haarajoki, a replacement bus transport will be arranged between Kerava and Haarajoki railway stations (line 979X). Buses run once an hour from the stops connected to the stations. In Kerava, the stop is located in the bus terminal in front of the station. Kerava and Haarajoki stations have signs directing passengers to the replacement bus.

From Kerava to Helsinki the connecting trains are R train and K train to intermediate stations. The timetables are designed so that switching between 979X and R train in Kerava is smooth.

You can always find the most up-to-date information on the replacement bus services and timetables through the trip search.

What if the train has been replaced by a bus?

Baggage and pets on replacement buses

  • Replacement buses have limited space for baggage.
  • The buses cannot transport bikes.
  • 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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