A new shelter for hand car riders was installed at the Gravel Pit Spur picnic area. The shelter was constructed this autumn in the Minkiö workshop and transported by train to its location at the Grave Pit Spur on Thursday 10.12. It was lifted by the rail crane on top of railway sleepers and pulled with a rope pulley to its final location.

The shelter is a great improvement for the small picnic area constructed in the early 2000s. The shelter will be later completed with wooden benches and a camp fire place.

The shelter and the picnic area can be only accessed by train or railway hand cars and it is meant for the use of train passengers and hand car riders. Hand cars can be rented at Minkiö station by prior reservation or in summer season also straight at the Minkiö station. Also the scheduled trains will stop on request at the Gravel Pit Spur (Soravaihde).