EU’s goals to develop railway traffic, require railway yards and loading terminals to be equally available to all operators. The Kouvola RRT project aims to enable this.

Kouvola RRT timelapse video June 2020–April 2021.

An intermodal terminal Kouvola RRT is being built in the Tehola–Kullasvaara area in Kouvola. When completed in 2023, the Kouvola Rail and Road Terminal will be an efficient and competitive terminal area for intermodal transportation. It will respond to the growing requirements of national and international traffic.

Työmaanäkymä Kouvola RRT Teholasta helmikuussa 2021
Trucks and excavation machines in work with runoff water line pipes at the RRT site in February 2021.

A modern intermodal terminal is currently under construction in Kullasvaara in Kouvola. The terminal will operate on an open access principle and allows for handling trains of over one kilometre in length.

Louheen murskausta Kouvola RRT työmaalla helmikuussa 2021
Stone crushing machines at work in February 2021. The quarry will be crushed into the structural layers of the field and streets.

The mode of transport can be changed easily based on need. In addition, it will enable the use of new cargo-handling methods using robotics and digitalisation that result in time and cost savings in rail freight transportation.

The stages of implementation

Kouvola RRT logistics area map 2023
Kouvola RRT logistics area will be built in phases to be ready in 2023.

Kouvola RRT is expected to boost economic growth and employment both regionally and nationally. The project is part of developing the Trans-European transport network (TEN-T). It has received EU funding.

Kouvola – a modern and international centre of freight transport

The current logistics centre in Kouvola is located in the Tehola area that will form part of the Kouvola RRT area. At present, Kouvola has around 200 companies operating in the sector with nearly 2000 jobs. In a comparison of European logistics centres in 2015 and in 2020, Kouvola was rated the best in Northern Europe.

A map of the EU core traffic network in Finland.

Kouvola RRT is the only railway and road terminal in Finland that is part of the trans-European transport network (TEN-T). In terms of international significance, the terminal can be compared to the main ports and airports in Finland.

Kouvola RRT logo
Logos of Kouvola city, Kouvola Innovation and EU.

For further information please contact:

Project Manager Tero Valtonen
tel +358 40 7110 886,

Mr. Petteri Portaankorva, Development Director of Kouvola City
tel +358 40 489 9215, email

Updated 7.4.2021