The “FinEst Link” project states that a fast connection between Helsinki and Tallinn could bring major regional, national benefits and growth potential for Europe.
According to a feasibility study, the railway tunnel would help create a metropolitan twin-city region of three million inhabitants where people, goods and services could move around easily. The expanding labour market would create economic growth, open new possibilities for businesses and improve the quality of life.
A travel time of only 30 minutes would enable daily commuting across the Gulf of Finland.
The investment cost of the railway tunnel has been estimated at €13–20 billion and it should require 15 years to build.
A conference was held on February 7.