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Vesterbacka's Helsinki-Tallinn tunnel would "not be profitable," rail historian says
Ambitious plans by businessman Peter Vesterbacka to dig a pair of rail tunnels below the Gulf of Finland to link Helsinki with Tallinn, Estonia are not economically feasible, according to railway historian, journalist and author Jan-Erik Wiik.
Wiik, who has also written a number of books about Finland's railroad history, said he is very sceptical about the project.
"I've seen those plans and I have looked at the calculations Vesterbacka has presented. As far as I can see, there is no economic [benefit to it] at all, it's not possible to make it profitable," he said.