Shortage of staff affects metro and tram services this fall

There may be disruptions to metro and tram services this fall due to shortage of staff.

The situation is expected to improve as new drivers complete their training in the coming months. Metropolitan Area Transport Ltd aims to train 158 new tram drivers and 40 new metro drivers by summer 2023.

This week, disruptions to metro services are expected especially in the mornings. There may also be cancellations to tram services.

We have already made changes to the metro and tram timetables to ensure reliable service. For example, the metro runs every six minutes at peak times instead of every five minutes. Current timetables are available in the Journey Planner.

We notify passengers of cancellations on our website at as well as via the HSL app.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused. We will monitor the situation closely together with the Metropolitan Area Transport Ltd, who operates the metro and tram services.