Pasila railway station
|Location||Ratapihantie 6, 00520 Helsinki
Bangårdsvägen 6, 00520 Helsingfors
|Owned by||Finnish Transport Agency|
Helsinki tram 7A, 7B and 9
|Structure type||bridge station|
|Passengers (2005)||54,300 daily|
Pasila railway station (Finnish: Pasilan rautatieasema, Swedish: Böle järnvägstation) is a railway station in Helsinki, Finland, approximately 3.5 kilometres (2.2 mi) north of Helsinki Central railway station. It is the second busiest railway station in Finland, after Helsinki Central, and takes up a large part of the district of Pasila. The station was first opened in 1862. The current station building is from 1990.
Pasila station is used to ease the congestion on the city's central station by serving as an alternate point of departure or arrival within Helsinki. All trains, both long-distance and local, travelling to and from Helsinki stop at Pasila.
Pasila station is one of two stations in Helsinki to serve long-distance traffic, the other being the central station. All other stations in Helsinki only serve local traffic. In terms of train lines, the only differences between Pasila station and the central station are the smaller number of tracks with platforms (10 compared to 19).
Loading and unloading of cars on trains was moved in 2012 from Helsinki Central to a new car terminal built north of the Pasila station.
The Pasila railway station will be extensively renovated and redesigned starting from 2015. The renovation and redesign is expected to take a little less than ten years and will completely transform the railway station into a new building.
- Santapakka, Sanna-Leena: Pasila myllätään uusiksi miljardilla - tältä se näyttää tulevaisuudessa, Ilta-Sanomat 6 February 2014. Accessed on 7 February 2014.
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