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06.09.2017 11:52

RailGate Finland – China Express is a Fast Connection from Asia to Northern Europe

The City of Kouvola has the main railway hub in Northern Europe. It is also EU’s only TEN-T core network logistics centre in Finland. Some 10 million tons of freight is estimated to pass yearly through Kouvola. RailGate Finland is a transport corridor that offers the fastest land route from Asia to Northern Europe.

Cooperation agreements to open the corridor have been signed with hubs in Kaluga (Moscow), Khorgos in Kazakhstan and Zhengzhou and Xian in China. Kouvola Innovation Oy has pursued negotiations thereon with the different parties for a couple of years. The development work continues and the goal is to start regular freight train traffic during 2017. This new connection has aroused great interest in Asian as well as in European companies.


Kouvola Innovation Oy is a development company owned by the City of Kouvola. Our mission is to increase the vitality of the Kouvola Region by improving the operational environment for businesses.

Developing logistics is one of our main focuses.


On 28th September 2017 we organize the RailForum 2017 Seminar, which brings together experts on rail transport logistics from around the world. This year’s main themes are railway hubs and corridors from Asia to Europe as well as intermodal and smart logistics. Further information on the seminar and registrations:

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