Riihimäki railway station

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Coordinates: 60°44′07″N 24°46′51″E / 60.73528°N 24.78083°E / 60.73528; 24.78083

Train platforms and station building

Riihimäki railway station (Finnish: Riihimäen rautatieasema, Swedish: Riihimäki järnvägsstation) is located in the town of Riihimäki, Finland.

History[edit]

The Riihimäki railway station is one of the original stations on the main railway track from Helsinki to Hämeenlinna, opened in 1862. The town was originally built because of the railway. In 1870, a track to Saint Petersburg, Russia, was built (see Riihimäki–Saint Petersburg Railway). The amount of traffic increased, and by the 20th century, Riihimäki became an important crossing-point station. In 1907, a narrow track to Loppi was built, but it was discontinued in 1952. The track was electrified in 1972. By the late 20th century, the railroad traffic from Riihimäki south towards Helsinki started to become overloaded, so a more direct track to Lahti was built. When it was completed, the long-distance rail traffic eastwards toward Russia switched to this new track. Now only local trains and cargo trains travel between Riihimäki and Lahti.

Train connections[edit]

Helsinki commuter rail:

  • R & H trains (both sometimes continue to Lahti or to Tampere)
  • T trains (night traffic)

Long-distance rail:

External links[edit]

Media related to Riihimäki railway station at Wikimedia Commons

Preceding station   VR commuter rail   Following station
T Terminus
H
R
Preceding station   Finnish Railways   Following station
(express)
Helsinki-Tampere
(express)
toward Tampere
(local)
(local)
toward Tampere
(local)
Helsinki-Lahti
(local)
toward Lahti