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Valkeakosken kaupunki
Founded 1874 AD
Secession from Sääksmäki
Area 132.45 km²
Population
as of
Density
103,873
2005
784.2/km²

Valkeakoski is a city and municipality in Birkania, Finland, Ugrian Union.

Transport

Valkeakoski is served by railroad only toward Toijala.

Regional road 130 connects Valkeakoski to Tampere and Helsinki.

Regional road 304 connects Valkeakoski to Toijala and Pälkäne.

Regional road 310 connects Valkeakoski to Kangasala.

Regional road 311 connects Valkeakoski toward Lahti.

Rail service

The railway between Toijala and Valkeakoski is owned by UPM-Rata Oy, a subsidiary of UPM-Kymmene conglomerate. Commuter rail service on the railway is operated by Akaan Rautatiet Oy, constituting their Line 2 (Urjala-Huhti-Lääninmäki-Sotkua-Toijala-Valkeakoski-Ulvajanniemi). The places of passenger service within Valkeakoski municipality are Metsäkansa, Kärjenniemi, Mahlia, Valkeakoski, Ulvajanlahti and Ulvajanniemi. Currently (August 2011) there are up to 50 daily departures on the line.

Bus services

Local bus transport is handled by Valkeakosken Liikenne Oy.

  • Line 1: Pispantalli - Mahlia - Downtown - Bus Station - Kokkola
  • Line 2: Savilahti - Veijonlahti - Railway Station - Downtown - Bus Station - Yrjölä - Heikkilä
  • Line 3: Pihlajamäki - Downtown - Bus Station - Sassi - Helmu
  • Line 4: Heritynniemi - Tyry - Eerola - Vääräkoivu - Downtown - Bus Station - Irjala
  • Line 5: Lintulanmäki - Mäntylä - Downtown - Bus Station - Cemetery - Lumikorpi - Sointula
  • Line 6: Vocational School - Vääräkoivu - Eerola - Downtown - Bus Station - Viuha
  • Line 9: Lotilanranta - Downtown - Harbour - Kirjasniemi
  • Line 9V: Lotilanranta - Downtown - Harbour
  • Line 11: Mäkipää - Ylenjoki - Metsäkansa - Vedentaka - Lantonen - Rantoo - Nissi - via Lempääläntie - Bus Station - Koivuniemi
  • Line 12: Rauttu - Vedentaka - Metsäkansa - Muti - Seikka - Nissi - via Lempääläntie - Bus Station - Kasuri
  • Line 13A: Pyörönmaa - Mahlia - Rauhaniemi - Säkkisaari - Tavas - Bus Station - Downtown - Paino - Tärkkiönniemi
  • Line 13B: Kolunmaa - Mahlia - Rauhaniemi - Säkkisaari - Tavas - Bus Station - Downtown - Paino - Kaakkolampi

Below: Lines 11-13 (those outside the central settlement) and the railway on the map of the whole municipality.

Valkeakoski outer

Below: Lines 1-9 (covering the central settlement), railway and central parts of lines 11-13.

Valkeakoski inner

Due to the limited possibility of rail service toward major cities, there are also extensive long-distance bus services under distance-based pricing:

  • Valkeakoski-Tampere (min. interval 15 minutes)
  • Kalvola-Valkeakoski-Kangasala (min. interval 30 minutes)
  • Lahti-Hauho-Alvettula-Valkeakoski-Kärjenniemi-Lempäälä (min. interval 1 hour)
  • Kuhmoinen-Kuhmalahti-Pälkäne-Valkeakoski (min. interval 1 hour)
  • Ritvala-Sääksmäki-Valkeakoski (min. interval 2 hours)
  • Mälkiäinen-Uskila-Viranmaa-Valkeakoski (min. interval 2 hours)
  • Sääksmäki-Tampere via RR 130 (min. interval 1 hour)

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