Tikkurila railway station

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Tikkurila
Dickursby
VR station
Tikkurilan juna-asema1.jpg
Location Ratatie 11, 01300 Vantaa
Coordinates 60°17′38″N 25°2′42″E / 60.29389°N 25.04500°E / 60.29389; 25.04500Coordinates: 60°17′38″N 25°2′42″E / 60.29389°N 25.04500°E / 60.29389; 25.04500
Owned by Finnish Transport Agency
Platforms 2 island platforms
2 side platforms
Tracks 6
Connections
Construction
Disabled access 2
History
Opened 1862
Traffic
Passengers (2005) 18,000 daily
Services
Preceding station   Helsinki commuter rail   Following station
I Terminus
N
toward Kerava
T
K
H
toward Riihimäki
R
Z
toward Lahti
Finnish Railways
Helsinki-Tampere
(express)
toward Tampere
(local)
toward Tampere
Helsinki-Lahti
(express)
Terminus
(local)
toward Lahti

Tikkurila station (Finnish: Tikkurilan rautatieasema, Swedish: Dickursby station) (IATA: HVT) is located in Tikkurila, the administrative centre of Vantaa in the Helsinki metropolitan area. It is located approximately 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) from Helsinki Central railway station and 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from Helsinki Airport. The station is considered the main railway station of Vantaa, and nearly all long-distance and most commuter trains stop at Tikkurila.

Tikkurila was one of the first seven railway stations in Finland constructed together with the country's first railway between Helsinki and Hämeenlinna in 1862. It was also the only one apart from the two terminus stations to be built out of brick and not wood. The old station was converted into a museum in the 1970s, and a new, more modern station was built to the north of the old one.

There are frequent bus connections from Tikkurila station to Helsinki Airport, located 5 km to the west of the station. The airport currently does not have a rail connection, but the Kehärata, Scheduled for opening in July 2015, will connect Tikkurila to Vantaankoski railway station via the airport.[1]

In preparation for the new Ring Rail Line, the station was extensively rebuilt with new concourse above the tracks including waiting areas and a shopping mall.

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