HSL ticket prices in 2018: Cuts to mobile ticket prices, night fare to be discontinued
The prices of HSL mobile tickets will fall significantly at the beginning of 2018. The separate night fare will be discontinued. The prices of other tickets will remain unchanged.
The price of city internal mobile tickets will fall by nearly 25 per cent from 2.90 euros to 2.20 euros. The price of two-zone regional mobile tickets will fall from 5 euros to 4.20 euros. After the price cut, mobile single tickets will cost the same as Travel Card value tickets. The cuts to mobile ticket prices means that HSL ticket prices will decrease, on average, by one per cent.
The prices of other tickets, i.e. season tickets, Travel Card value tickets and single tickets, will mostly remain unchanged. The use of public transport has increased more than excepted this year, generating growth in passenger numbers and ticket revenue. The positive trend and resulting surplus enable HSL to cut the mobile prices and keep the prices of other tickets unchanged.
The separate night fare charged between 2am and 4.30am will be discontinued. As atypical working hours have become more prevalent, it is not justifiable that people traveling very late at night or early in the morning have to pay more for their journeys than others. The night fare is not a significant source of ticket income for HSL because most passengers have season tickets. The discontinuation of the night fare simplifies the array of tickets.
Siuntio and Tuusula will become members of HSL at the beginning of next year. The new municipalities will be in the same fare zone as Kirkkonummi, Kerava and Sipoo.
The public transport penalty fare will remain at 80 euros.
The new prices decided will be valid until the new zone model is introduced, according to current estimates in summer 2018. The HSL Executive Board will decide the prices of the new zone model in spring 2018.
Ticket sales on trams will end on 1 February 2018. The tram tickets not sold by drivers will remain available until the introduction of the new zone model.