Diversions in the Helsinki city center and Lauttasaari on Saturday 18 August
Tram routes 3B, 3T and 6 will be diverted on Saturday 18 August due to Helsinki City Marathon. The event will affect also bus routes in southern Helsinki, on Nordenskiöldinkatu and in Lauttasaari.
Tram routes 3B and 3T will be affected also by the opening ceremonies of Katariinankatu. The street will be closed to traffic on Saturday 18 August approximately from 10am to midnight.
Diversions to tram routes
Tram 3B will not serve Eira approximately from 10am to midnight, while tram 3T will not be running to Eira between 2.30pm and 7.15pm.
Tram 3T will run in Eira approximately 10am-2.30pm and 7.15pm-midnight. Tram 3T will run from the Olympia Terminal to Eläintarha along Fredrikinkatu, Bulevardi and Mannerheimintie, i.e. the tram will not run via the Market Square and Aleksanterinkatu.
Between 2.30pm and 7.15pm, tram services to Eira will be replaced by bus 3X, which will run approximately every 10 minutes. Bus 3X will leave from Lasipalatsi and run via Erottaja and Eira Hospital to Raatimiehenkatu, from where it will turn back to Lasipalatsi. On Mannerheimintie, the bus will stop at bus stops, elsewhere at tram stops.
Approximately 10am-2.30pm and 7.15pm-midnight, tram 3B will run to the Olympia Terminal along Aleksanterinkatu. Between 2.30pm and 7.15pm trams 3B and 3T will run along Aleksanterinkatu to the Katajanokka terminal.
Tram 6 will run to Kolmikulma approximately from 3.30pm to 7pm. During this time, the tram will not serve Bulevardi and Hietalahdenkatu.
Diversions to bus routes
Bus routes 14, 18 and 24 will be diverted approximately from 3pm to 7pm.
Buses 14 and 18 will use the Eira Hospital (Eiran sairaala) bus stop on Laivurinkatu as their terminus. Bus 14 will not serve Hernesaari, while bus 18 will not serve Merikatu.
Bus 24 will use the Kapteeninpuistikko bus stop as its terminus. The bus will not serve Merikatu and Hietaniemi.
Helsinki internal bus routes 58 and 69 will run via Hakamäentie approximately between 3pm and 9pm. During this time, the buses will not serve Nordenskiöldinkatu.
Buses 20 and 21V to Lauttasaari will be diverted approximately from 3.30pm to 8pm.
Bus 20 will run via Lauttasaarentie, i.e. it will not run via Särkiniementie and Isokaari.
Bus 21V will run to Vattuniemi along Lauttasaarentie, Särkiniementie, Wavulinintie, Heikkiläntie and Melkonkatu.
The Helsinki City Marathon will affect also U line buses.
U line bus 280 as well as U line buses 485-495 will run to Kamppi along Topeliuksenkatu and Runeberginkatu. U line buses 760-780 and 830-870 will run to Kamppi via Toinen Linja, Hakaniemi and Kaivokatu. The buses will stop at all stops along the diversion routes, if need be.
The Helsinki City Marathon will take place approximately 3pm-9pm. Some 6,000 runners will participate in the marathon. The event will cause delays and disruptions to traffic along its route.