Provide employment opportunities in the region
The rail from downtown Vaasa in Finland to the harbor has not been regularly operated for years, and it was partly in a poor condition.
The Finnish Transport Agency was, however, planning to close the rail or at least part of it last year, but the requirements of the local industries to use the docks and the rail made the Transport Agency think again; the broken switch was repaired and now the harbor rail is fully operational once again.
This railway section with seemingly little use and the only railway yard big enough in this region to load and unload large components and containers are an important part of the regional logistics puzzle. Big money is involved in large deliveries to and from the industries, and they provide employment opportunities in the region.
- It would be unbearable if the industry started losing their orders somewhere else because of shortcomings in our logistics, says Backman & Trummer’s ceo Hannu Uusi-Pohjola.
The Vaasa region invests in the determined development of the entire logistics systems in order to improve the conditions for its export-oriented industries. This development effort respects the environmental ambitions of the European Union and aims at transporting more goods also by rail and sea.
Source: Midway Alignment of the Bothnian Corridor
The Finnish Transport Agency
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