PRESS RELEASE 5 Jun 2009
Pöyry to participate in design of Metropolitan Area Ring Rail Line in Finland
PÖYRY PLC Press release 5 June 2009 at 1.45 p.m.
Pöyry has been commissioned by the Finnish Rail Administration to implement the design contracts of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area Ring Rail Line surface rail sections and three related stations. Pöyry's share of the assignment amounts to about EUR 1 million.
The Ring Rail Line is an 18-kilometre rail connection to the Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport. Once completed in 2014, it is a major urban rail line with the potential to attract 200 000 residents and 200 000 commuters on a daily basis. Throughout the Helsinki Metropolitan area, the development of public transport, and rail traffic in particular, is playing an important role in improving air quality.
The assignments include the design of a surface rail section comprising approximately 10 kilometres, construction designs for three stations and the design of technical systems. Pöyry is implementing the project in cooperation with WSP Finland Oy. The design will be completed in the autumn of 2010.
Pöyry has previously participated in compiling the general plan and rail master plan for the rail line, and is currently involved in construction planning for the Ring Rail Line tunnel and underground stations.
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