Train traffic Media: Russia will allow train traffic between Helsinki and St. Petersburg in less than a month

Allegro trains can start operating on 12 December.

Train service The restart between Finland and Russia may resume on 12 December. Russian news agencies are reporting this Tass and Ria Novosti.

According to news agencies, the Russian authorities will allow the resumption of train traffic as long as the health safety regulations are complied with. In December, there are two daily pairs of Allegro trains between St. Petersburg and Helsinki.

Train traffic between Finland and Russia has been at a standstill since the spring of last year.

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Finland The authorities opened the Vainikkala border business site for passenger traffic as early as October. Then VR’s director of traffic in Russia Viktoria Hurri said To HS that the train company is likely to start operating on a reduced basis at first.

“The Finnish authorities have decided to open the Vainikkala border crossing, so the ball is on Russia’s side next. Now they have to tell us the conditions under which train travel is allowed to travel to the country, ”Hurri said.

VR estimates that the passengers of the upcoming Christmas season will be, for example, dual citizens traveling for a necessary reason and going to Russia for permitted business trips.

VR has not yet received official confirmation of the decision to open the service from the Russian authorities. The company promises to inform you after receiving the confirmation.

Russian the coronavirus situation continues to be grim. More than 38,000 new infections have been recorded in the country every day in November. More than 1,100 deaths have been recorded every day.

Opening up train services said In Finland, formerly Iltalehti.

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