New trunk bus routes 520 and 530 to start running between Espoo and Vantaa on 14 August
New trunk bus routes 520 and 530 will start running between Espoo and Vantaa on 14 August. Trunk bus routes provide metro-like service with frequent and consistent headways. If you have a valid ticket, you can board trunk route buses also through the middle doors without showing your ticket to the driver.
Two new trunk bus routes will start running between Espoo and Vantaa on 14 August. Bus 520 will run from Matinkylä via Leppävaara to Martinlaakso and bus 530 will run from Matinkylä via Espoon keskus to Myyrmäki.
The new trunk bus routes will strengthen transport links between district centers in Espoo as well as regional services between Espoo and Vantaa. Trunk bus services run frequently and punctually. Waiting times are short and you don’t have to rely on timetables.
Trunk bus routes 520 and 530 will not serve all the stops served by the current bus routes. This is in order to shorten journey times, which is one of the key objectives of trunk bus routes.
The stops not served by buses 520 and 530 are lightly used. Walking distances to stops will remain reasonable and no stops will be left unserved as other buses will serve the stops not served by the trunk bus routes.
Travelling on trunk bus routes is easy and smooth. The buses have so called open fare collection, i.e. passengers with a valid ticket can board the buses through all the doors, including the middle doors, without showing their ticket to the driver. Thanks to the open fare collection, the dwell times at stops are shorter than for other buses.
You can identify trunk route buses and stops by their orange color.
Trunk bus routes and rail services form a network of frequent services that connects the key centers in the region and enables easy travel.
Changes to other bus routes
The introduction of trunk bus route 520 will affect especially bus routes serving Olari and Karamalmi. Bus route 555 will be withdrawn. Between Hämevaara and Leppävaara, the route will be replaced by bus 522 and a new route 522B. There will be changes to the routes of buses 202, 335 and 544. Bus routes 532 and 543 will be withdrawn.
The introduction of trunk bus route 530 will affect especially bus routes serving Suvela, Suna and Tuomarila. There will be changes to the routes of buses 224 and 531. Bus routes 134, 136, 531B and 565(B) will be withdrawn.
Terminus of bus 550 will move to Keilaniemi
The terminus of trunk bus route 550 will move from Westendinasema to Keilaniemi on 14 August. Bus 550 will run along light rail line 15 set to start operating in the autumn until there are enough vehicles to increase the service frequency of the light rail line.
A new crosstown bus route 523 will replace the withdrawn section of trunk bus route 550 from Leppävaara to Tapiola and Westendinasema. Bus 523 will run from Westendinkatu via Etelätuulentie, Merituulentie and Tapiolantie to Ring I.
Light rail line 15 will start running in autumn 2023 or at the latest in 2024. The decision on the start of operation will be made at the end of August at the earliest.
A number of other changes to public transport services will take effect on 14 August. Read more