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Helsinki OKs €23m bike tunnel beneath railway station

Helsinki city councillors unanimously approved plans to build a tunnel for pedestrians and cyclists.

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Helsinki is set to build a new tunnel underneath the central railway station. Image: Jussi Nukari / Lehtikuva

Helsinki councillors made concrete plans to improve the ability of residents and visitors to move around the city by bike or on foot.

On Wednesday, the city announced that a proposed downtown bicycle and pedestrian tunnel project is going ahead.

The tunnel project - a pedestrian and bicycle-friendly path connecting the east and west sides of the Central Railway Station - will cost an estimated 23 million euros, according to the city.

The city said funding for the project will be taken from the 2019-2023 budgets, and that it will take about two years to construct the tunnel.

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