Tikkurila railway station
|Address||Ratatie 11, 01300 Vantaa|
|Platforms||2 island platforms
2 side platforms
|Owned by||Finnish Transport Agency|
|Passengers (2005)||18,000 daily|
Tikkurila station (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-Vantaa airport. The station is considered the main railway station of Vantaa, and nearly all long-distance and most commuter trains call 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-Vantaa airport, located 5 km to the west of the station. The airport currently does not have a rail connection, but the Kehärata scheme currently under planning would connect Tikkurila to Vantaankoski railway station via the airport. The proposed extension of the Helsinki Metro to the airport could also affect this plan.
Northbound InterCity train
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