Switch to summer timetables on 7 June – Changes to bus, tram and train services

HSL public transport services will switch to summer timetables on Monday 7 June. There will be changes to bus routes, tram diversions and major track work on the main line over the summer. In addition, bridge work in Herttoniemi will cause changes to metro services 17–25 July.

The summer timetables will run from 7 June to 15 August (with a few exceptions). Also U line buses will switch to summer timetables on 7 June.

The summer timetables for buses, trams, commuter trains and the metro are already available on the Journey Planner. Remember to enter a search date after 7 June. Printable timetables are also available at hsl.fi: Summer timetables in PDF format


Changes to bus services

There will be changes to bus routes operating along Laajasalontie from Tuesday 1 June. The Reposalmentie Bridge in Yliskylä will be demolished and the intersection of Laajasalontie and Reposalmentie will be converted into an at-grade intersection. During the works, bus routes 84, 85N, 86, 86N, 87N, 88 and 88B will run directly along Laajasalontie to Koirasaarentie. For more information, read the release.

Bus route 17

Bus route 17, Kallio–Kruununhaka–Munkkisaari, will be withdrawn at the start of summer service, 7 June. The route is withdrawn due to low passenger numbers. Alternative service is provided by several tram routes. For example, tram route 6 was extended to Eiranranta, close to the terminus of bus 17, earlier in the spring. For more information, read the release.

Bus routes 55 and 502

Buses 55 and 502 will not be able to run to their current terminus in Merihaka due to construction of the Crown Bridges. The new terminus of bus 502, Leppävaara–Merihaka, is next to the Kallio Library. No other suitable location for the terminus was found in Hakaniemi due to various construction sites.

Bus 55, Railway Square–Koskela, will be rerouted to run directly along Sörnäisten rantatie due to construction.

Service update: Bus 55 to be rerouted in Merihaka from 7 June

Service update: Terminus of bus route 502 to move to Karhupuisto


Changes to the routes and operating hours of neighborhood routes in East Helsinki

There will be route changes to neighborhood bus services in East Helsinki. In addition, the operating hours of the services will be reduced. The changes will especially affect routes serving Myllypuro and Kontula as well as routes serving Vuosaari. For example, the peak-time frequency of some routes will be reduced from every 15 minutes to every 30 minutes. In Vuosaari, Saturday service on the routes will be withdrawn.

Neighborhood route 811, Mellunmäki–Kivikko, to be withdrawn from 7 June The route has complemented other public transport and alternative service is provided by routes 57, 94A and 812. Neighborhood route 812 will no longer serve the section of route from Myllypuro to Herttoniemi from 7 June as the Mullypuro Service Centre moves back to Myllypuro from Herttoniemi. Instead, the bus will run between Mellunmäki and Myllypuro, as the current route 812B. For more information, read our release.

In Vuosaari, there will be changes to the routes of buses 813, 814 ja 816 and 817, and route 819 will be withdrawn. Terminus of bus route 813 will move from Pohjoinen ostoskeskus to Merikorttikuja. Route 814, Vuosaari–Koukkusaarentie, will be extended from its current terminus on Koukkusaarentie to Pohjoinen ostoskeskus. Route 816, Vuosaari–Kallahdenniemi, will start calling at Kallahti. Route 817, Vuosaari–Kallahti, will be rerouted to run from Vuosaari(M) via Kallahti to Ramsinranta. For more information, read our release


Changes to tram services from 7 June

All tram timetables will change on 7 June. Street works on Helsinginkatu will continue to affect tram routes in the summer. For more information, read our release

Changes to tram route 2 from 7 June to 11 July

Tram route 2 will be diverted from 7 June due to track works for the Ilmala tramway in Länsi-Pasila. Tram 2 will run from the Opera via Helsinginkatu and Sturenkatu to St. Paul’s Church (Paavalinkirkko) from 7 June. Replacement bus 2X will run between Lasipalatsi and Pasila. You can change to the bus at Lasipalatsi or Opera.

Next changes to take effect on 12 July

The next major changes to tram routes and timetables will take effect on 12 July when the street works move to the next phase. The need for services on tram route 5, i.e. the peak-time tram route serving the Katajanokka Terminal, will be reviewed should there be changes to the operation of passenger ferries. 

Changes to commuter train services from 7 June

Commuter trains will start summer service on 7 June. At the same time, there will be service changes to the main line commuter trains. Bridge work in Pukinmäki and replacement of interlocking in Kerava will affect commuter train services until 29 August. The works will take place over several phases and there will be changes to the operation of commuter trains and departure platforms at stations. Please see station displays for up-to-date information.

From Monday 7 June, northbound commuter trains will run through Pukinmäki station without stopping. To travel northwards from Pukinmäki by train, you need to travel via Oulunkylä. At night, also northbound trains will stop at Pukinmäki station as usual.

K trains will only run between Tikkurila and Kerava on weekdays between 6am and 7pm from 7 June to 29 August. In other words, K trains will run to/from Helsinki early in the morning, in the evening and at weekends. Passengers are advised to change to P train to Helsinki and to I train from Helsinki at Hiekkaharju station. Alternatively, you can change trains at Tikkurila station but the walking distances may be longer there. ​

In addition, 21 June–6 July and 16–22, July Z trains will only run between Lahti and Haarajoki. Replacement bus 979X will run between Haarajoki and Kerava, from where passengers can continue by R and K trains (to intermediate stations). The works will also extend the journey times of R trains by about five minutes. For more information, read our release

Changes to metro services from 7 June and later in the summer

The metro will switch to summer timetables on 7 June and operate a reduced service. The metro will run on the Vuosaari, Mellunkylä and Matinkylä-Tapiola sections every 7.5 minutes and on the shared section of the lines every 4 minutes in the morning and afternoon.

The Kipparlahti Bridge will be demolished over the summer and replaced by a new bridge deck. Due to the bridge work, there will be no metro service between Itäkeskus and Sörnäinen 17–25 July. In other words, the metro will only run between Matinkylä and Kulosaari. The metro stations in East Helsinki will be served by replacement buses from the city center.

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