Russia opens railway connection with Finland
Passenger rail service with Finland, suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, will be resumed from December 12. The train will run on the route St. Petersburg - Helsinki.
"From December 12, it has been decided to resume on a reciprocal basis passenger railway communication with Finland - two pairs of trains per day on the St. Petersburg - Helsinki route. Railway connection will be operated taking into account the strict observance of sanitary and epidemiological requirements," the statement of the headquarters for combating coronavirus says.
Russian Railways announced its readiness to open the route in August 2021. In turn, the Minister of Foreign Trade of Finland Ville Skinnari said in June this year that the loss of tourists, which was the result of the termination of rail links between the countries, led to problems for the Finnish economy.