Major changes to Metro services in summer 2024

There will be major changes to the Metro services in the summer of 2024. The changes will be in place from the beginning of June to early September. The Central Railway Station Metro Station will be closed from 3 June to 1 September and there will be no Metro service through the city center. There will also be changes to services to/from Mellunmäki, Kontula and Myllypuro. We will provide replacement bus and tram services.

Changes in the city center and East Helsinki

Central Railway Station Metro Station closed 3 June–1 September 2024

The Central Railway Station Metro Station will be closed. The Metro will terminate at the University of Helsinki (in the direction of East Helsinki) and Kamppi (in the direction of Espoo). Trams 9 and 9B will provide replacement service. In the direction of East Helsinki, the Metro will run every five minutes, and in the direction of Espoo (to the west) every six minutes. In Espoo, all trains will run to Kivenlahti.

 

Mellunmäki Metro Station closed 3 June–8 September, changes in Kontula and Myllypuro

The Metro will not run to Mellunmäki between 3 June and 8 September. Also, Kontula station will be closed from 24 June to 4 August, and Myllypuro station from 8 July to 4 August. The trains usually terminating at Mellunmäki will terminate at Kontula, Myllypuro or Itäkeskus depending on the phase of the works. Bus 99M will replace the Metro in East Helsinki. In addition, some regular bus routes will run more frequently than usual.

Why are there changes to Metro services?

The biggest service change is related to work to improve fire safety at the Central Railway Station Metro Station. The work, which also involves other refurbishment work at the station, will ensure smoother operation of services. 

Due to the work, the Central Railway Station Metro Station will be closed and the Metro will not serve the station between 3 June and 1 September. The Metro will run between the University of Helsinki and East Helsinki and between Kamppi and Kivenlahti.

The service changes in East Helsinki are related to repair work on metro bridges and the renovation of the Kontula Metro Station. The Metro will not run to Mellunmäki between 3 June and 8 September. The trains usually terminating at Mellunmäki will terminate at Kontula, Myllypuro or Itäkeskus depending on the phase of the works. Bus 99M will replace the Metro services in East Helsinki.

We will provide additional services during the disruptions

We will provide effective replacement and alternative transport links, signposting, and communications to ensure smooth journeys also during the service disruptions. You can find all the information about the service disruptions and replacement services on this website.

We will make sure that public transport will continue to serve passengers during the works. Choose the option that suits you best from several alternative routes and additional services. You can find all replacement services and alternative transport links in the Journey Planner. You can already check the best route for your journey in June in the Journey Planner.

You can travel through the city center, for example, by tram 9. Tram 9B will provide additional tram services between Ensi linja, Hakaniemi, the Central Railway Station, Kamppi and Jätkäsaari.

In East Helsinki, Metro replacement bus 99M will run between Itäkeskus and Mellunmäki or between Kontula and Mellunmäki, depending on which section of the line the Metro is operating on. We will also add services on many regular bus routes in Mellunmäki, Kontula, Myllypuro and Vuosaari.

Why the service disruptions?

In 2024, HSL’s public transport services will be widely affected by various repair, construction and maintenance works. On the Metro, several repairs and renovations will be undertaken at the same time. As the Metro system ages, renovation and maintenance are imperative to keep services running and even improve them.

Some of the works require all traffic to be stopped in the work area. During the service disruptions, several repairs will be undertaken in the same area to avoid repeated disruptions.

Services are only disrupted when absolutely necessary, for example, when work is carried out in the track area. During the service disruptions, several works are carried out at the same time and tracks are removed for the works. Many of the works cannot be carried out in phases, for example, at night time. Works that do not require interruption of the Metro services, will continue even after the service disruptions are over. For example, in Kontula, work will continue until 2025.

Metropolitan Area Transport Ltd, which is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Metro, is responsible for the works.