The Helsinki Multimodal Urban Node
Type of solution: Planning, Terminal: adding
Node: North Sea-Baltic, Scandinavian-Mediterranean
Stakeholders involved: Finavia Plc (coordinator)
With a number of passengers estimated to increase by 40% until 2025, the Helsinki Airport is reaching the “Large Scale Airports” capacity problems on land side traffic connections. As the traffic increases, the connections of the Helsinki multimodal urban node become very congested.
Solutions imply to find links between different transport modes and to improve the capacity of the platforms and terminals of the bus, taxi and train traffic and the airport. All passengers shall therefore arrive at the node travel via the new Travel Centre.
The Travel Centre aims at removing the above bottlenecks and ensuring smooth last mile connections for passengers.
Studies have been carried out under a CEF project to develop optimum and seamless multimodal transport connection between the TEN-T long distance, urban and airport traffic. This enables the cost-efficient and fluent integration of urban public traffic and long-distance traffic at the airport terminal area and removes a bottleneck between flight and train/bus traffic and creates links between and within different transport modes.
The CEF Action also consists of the organisation and management of the design competition, the preliminary planning, as well as the detailed planning and design of the Travel Centre. This will ensure maturity of the investment and will allow its further implementation.