Finnish and Estonian capitals want to examine feasibility of rail link under Gulf of Finland
Flight bans caused by volcanic ash, the closure of harbours by strike action, and other problems facing transport in Finland recently have again revived interest in the idea of setting up a railway tunnel between Helsinki and the Estonian capital Tallinn.
Olli-Pekka Hilmola, Professor of Logistics at Lappeenranta Technical University, says that if the effects of harbour strikes and possible natural disasters on air and sea traffic are taken into consideration, the construction of such a tunnel could be seen as viable.
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Transport problems revive interest in Helsinki-Tallinn tunnel