P3 Well-connected region
3.1. Improved transport flows of people and goods
Southern Finland - Estonia
01.05.2018 - 30.04.2021
€2 610 822
€2 049 071
Estonia and Finland are one of the most closely connected countries in Europe. Finland is the biggest foreign labour market for Estonians and Estonia is one of the most popular tourism destinations for Finns. The influx of people and goods have constantly been growing during the last decade. Projections show that these numbers are going to increaseA great deal of these passengers (approx. 60%) use public transportation, both for work and leisure. This means purchasing at least three different types of tickets – local tickets in either Helsinki, Tallinn or Tartu, and a ferry ticket. This is time-consuming.
The journey will get even more fragmented if the passengers need to travel outside the capital regions: urther destinations, such as Tartu have their local ticketing systems, which means another purchase. The e-ticketing project aims at connecting ticketing systems in Tallinn, Tartu, and Helsinki to enable seamless travelling. The project aims at talking this challenge with three interconnected actions: Firstly, the conceptual business model will to be sorted out. Secondly, the developing the system and testing it takes place. Thirdly, project partners will pilot the joint ticketing system in Tallinn, Tartu, and Helsinki.
As a result, it is expected that the time spent on travelling can be reduced approximately by 5%.
Partner budget: 974.553 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 818.624 EUR ERDF
The tangible results are ticket products in Tallinn, Tartu, and Helsinki (e.g. daily tickets) to prove the concept. Also, there will be a possibility to use the same cards on one of the ferry companies (Lindaliini AS). After the agreements on ticket pricing and sharing the income (clearing) have been made, the concept is easily further developed (i.e. involving new service providers, such as long-distance bus, ferry, and train companies).
There are also several other anticipated results. Hassle free public transportation will probably result in reduced number of private cars or taxis. Also, the service providers can reduce the number of vending machines and tickets sales in public vehicles that lowers their costs.