Showing posts with label transport. Show all posts
Showing posts with label transport. Show all posts

Friday, April 20, 2007

orange and yellow

This bus was parked at the bus stop. The driver wasnt around; no idea why it was there. The bright colours against the forest background was wat made me want to take a photo. But unfortunately, the zooming on the view made the photo turn out smaller. This was taken with my mobile camera.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Travel Fare

Here in Finland, bus/train fares are fixed regardless of the number of stops. The fares vary for different regions. This fare reader is used in Helsinki, Vantaa, Espoo and Kauniainen.
1 is meant for travel within a certain region (internal journey).
2 is meant for regional travel (e.g. from Vantaa to Helsinki).
3 is whole region. (three zone extended regional ticket)
L is extended region (two zone extended regional ticket)

If one has a monthly travel card, there is no need to press the numbers. They are meant for people who pay for single trips with farecards.
Travel Card and Prices

There is of cos the traditional method of getting a bus/train ticket if one dosen't have a farecard. Just get it from the train conductor or bus driver by paying cash.

Friday, April 13, 2007


the past couple of weeks has been vey windy in Helsinki and Vantaa. look at the flags..

Friday, April 06, 2007

train home..

Another busy time for trains in Finland when people are heading home for Easter.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

sand truck..

This was two weeks ago when the truck was clearing the sand pebbles left over from winter.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

wet stop

This was taken yesterday at a Tikkurila bus stop. It was not a rainy day and the surrounding area near the stop was dry. I don't think the bus stop was cleaned on purpose cos the water was like all over the place. where then did the water come from? Or maybe it was a rushed up cleaning job...??

Monday, February 19, 2007

bus stop break..

shattered glass at a bus stop... must have been broken for a long time i suppose. No glass pieces on the floor. But still quite dangerous to leave it like this...Hope they fix it soon.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

waits over...

the train never arrived this morning. was waiting for about ten minutes and then an announcement is made that the train is expected to arrive 25 minutes later. Well, I couldnt wait that long so I took a bus to school today. The photos the past two days were also taken this morning.
I've not been well to post the past couple of days and thus the 3 day posting today. It's been very cold lately -19C and -23C this morning. Some of the tracks were frozen and thus the delay for the trains this morning.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

and waiting...

for the train... continue to next day...

Monday, February 05, 2007


at the train station... continue to next day

Monday, November 27, 2006

Something Finnish 3: somewhere to travel

Play and Win Bits and Pieces Quiz.

This is the electronic travel card for travel on buses, trains, metros and trams. It is a fixed price and is not dependent on the distance travelled. The fare is 1.80€ per trip for travel within Helsinki and Espoo. It is 2.07€ in Vantaa. When travelling from one region to another(regional fare), e.g. Vantaa to Helsinki, it is a fixed price of 3.10€ per trip.
The above are adult prices and monthly fare uploads are possible on the cards as well. For example, a month's internal fare is around 40€ and for regional is 79€.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006


Isn't his jus cute and lovely. Just had to take a picture of it cos it is attractive. Is there red bull in your city? I just know that it is an energy drink. where is it from?

Friday, November 10, 2006

Train doorway

This was one of my options for the doorway theme day. The dog sign means that dogs are allowed in this carriage. The sign beside the No Smoking sign means that tickets are not sold in this carriage. Most of the train travel is done by travel cards but there is still a conductor who sells tickets in certain carriages.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Back to Vantaa

Just got back to Vantaa today. This was taken on my trip back home, no snow here yet. Clear skies and no rain. :-)

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Inside the bus

This was taken last month. I think it was in the middle of the day, thus an empty bus. Maybe someone was way in front... Do u see anyone?
full-length of bus

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Relax Time

Ah.. it's the weekend. Time to relax but I have an exam to study for next week and projects to complete. Here's me stretching out my feet in the car. I don't normally do that, just made an exception for this night shot. ;-)

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Kehä III

Early morning on Kehä III. Kehä III is a 50km circular highway. It is the most important traffic link between Helsinki and Vantaa. Kehä III also reaches to another muncipility Espoo. Construction on Kehä II started in 1962 and was completed in 1972. Jumbo, Ikea, Airport and Hotel Cumulus can be reached by Kehä III

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

stopped in the track..

This lone shoe caught me eye this morning on my way to school. It looked out of place on the train tracks. Wonder what's its story..

Monday, September 11, 2006

need a caravan?

This was taken at noon yesterday. This is Max Caravan and it is situated along Kehä III. Going around Finland with a RV or a carriage attached to the car is a popular summer-time activity. There are camping areas all over Finland that cater to the needs of those travelling in caravans. In Max Caravan, one get rent or buy a caravan.

p.s. I'm a WINNER, thanx to Kathrine(Copenhagen DP)