HSL starts to publish estimates of public transport occupancy rate

We start to publish fresh estimates of the occupancy rate on HSL public transport. This is due to the new Communicable Diseases Act, which includes provisions to restrict the number of passengers on public transport to 50 per cent of the maximum capacity. HSL’s passenger numbers are already below this level on nearly all services.

Passenger numbers have not yet been limited on public transport in the Helsinki region, but we will inform our passengers immediately, should the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom decide to limit passengers numbers in the HSL area.

In anticipation of the potential restrictions, we are now starting to publish the latest estimates of the occupancy rate on HSL public transport on weekdays. We get the estimates with a delay of two days. At the moment, we get figures for metro services. We will try to provide figures also for other modes of transport where possible.

According to our latest observations, on average 90 per cent of passenger wear a face mask.

Metro occupancy rate on Monday 22 March

The highest load on a single metro service: 152 passengers (22 percent of the maximum capacity). The highest load was observed on a train from Helsinki city center towards East Helsinki between 5pm and 6pm. According to our observations, the highest peak demand has shifted from the morning rush hour to the evening rush hour on both metro and train services.

Average load: 74 passengers (11 percent of the maximum capacity).

The latest updates on public transport occupancy rate are available on this page