Information published on 16 November 2010 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 211.

Finland/Russia: High speed line between Helsinki and St Petersburg

  • High-Speed
  • News from UIC members

High speed Allegro rail services between Helsinki and St Petersburg are to start on 12 December, cutting travel time between the two cities to a mere 3 hours 30 minutes. Operating at speeds of up to 220 km/hr, the Allegro will hold 344 passengers in first and second class. To make the journey more comfortable, it will have a restaurant car with self-service facility and a conference compartment designed for corporate meetings.