R and T train services to be replaced with buses between Kerava and Järvenpää on weekday nights from 14 August

R and T trains will not run between Kerava and Järvenpää on weekday nights from 14 August. The train services will be replaced with bus 969X on weekday nights between the night of Sunday/Monday and the night of Thursday/Friday. According to estimate, the arrangement will remain in place until December. Train services will operate as usual at weekends.

R and T train services will be replaced with buses on weekday nights from the night of Sunday 14/Monday 15 August. The train services will be replaced with buses from the night of Sunday/Monday to the night of Thursday/Friday between 0.30am and 3.30am. According to estimate, the arrangement will remain in place until 9 December 2022. Replacement bus 969X will run between Kerava, Ainola and Järvenpää.

The reason for the arrangement is track work with the purpose of increasing the number of rail tracks between Helsinki and Riihimäki.

Impact on R and T train services on weekday nights from 14 August

The arrangement will remain in place between the night of Sunday/Monday and the night of Thursday/Friday. Train services will operate as usual at weekends.

From the direction of Helsinki:

  • The 0.40am R train from Helsinki will only run as far as Kerava. At Kerava, passengers can change to replacement bus 969X that leaves at 1.08am from Kerava to Järvenpää. R train will leave from Järvenpää to Riihimäki at 1.30am.
  • The 1.51am T train from Helsinki will only run as far as Kerava. At Kerava, passengers can change to replacement bus 969X that leaves at 2.34am from Kerava to Järvenpää. T train will leave from Järvenpää to Riihimäki at 3.04am.

From the direction of Riihimäki:

  • T train will leave from Riihimäki earlier than usual, at 2.33am (normal departure time 2.55am). The train will only run as far as Järvenpää. At Järvenpää, passengers can change to replacement bus 969X that leaves at 3.09am from Järvenpää to Kerava. T train will depart from Kerava to Helsinki as usual at 3.32am.
  • T train will leave from Riihimäki later than usual, at 4am (normal departure time 3.55am). The train will depart from Jokela at 4.14am (normal departure time 4.12am). From Kerava, the train will continue to Helsinki as usual at 4.32am.

Replacement bus 969X

The timetable and route for the replacement bus are available in the Journey Planner:

Bus 969X Kerava–Järvenpää

Bus 969X Järvenpää–Kerava

Stops served by the bus:

You can use the same tickets as for the trains when travelling on a replacement bus

The replacement buses have open fare collection. This means that you can board the buses also through the middle doors. You can use the same tickets as for the trains when travelling on a replacement bus, that is, valid tickets of both HSL and VR.