Renovation and construction work to affect rail services in 2024 – Central Railway Station metro station to close for the summer

In 2024, the Helsinki region public transport will be significantly affected by several construction sites. The Central Railway Station metro station will remain closed from the beginning of June to early September, during which time metro trains will run westbound from Kamppi metro station and eastbound from the University of Helsinki station. In addition, there will be changes to metro services to and from Mellunmäki. Moreover, 2024 sees changes to train services. During the construction work, we will provide passengers with comprehensive replacement services.

It is imperative to carry out renovation and maintenance work to keep the metro system up and running. Carrying out the work will also ensure even smoother public transport services in the future. Metropolitan Area Transport Ltd is responsible for both the construction work and the maintenance and operation of metro trains.

No metro services at Central Railway Station and changes to metro services to and from Mellunmäki

The largest single issue affecting metro services in 2024 is the improvement of fire safety at the Central Railway Station, which will also ensure even better transport services in the future. At the same time, the metro station will also undergo other refurbishment work.

Due to the work, the Central Railway Station metro station will be closed and no metro trains will serve the station between 3 June and 1 September. The Metro will run between the University of Helsinki and eastern Helsinki and between Kamppi and Kivenlahti. The section of route between the University of Helsinki and Kamppi will be served only by trams. We will be running additional tram services on this section.

In eastern Helsinki, the Metro will not run to Mellunmäki between 3 June and 8 September. Those metro trains that would normally run to Mellunmäki will terminate at Itäkeskus, Myllypuro or Kontula, depending on how the construction and refurbishment work progresses. Replacement buses will run either between Itäkeskus–Mellunmäki or Kontula–Mellunmäki, depending on how the Metro is able to operate.

The special arrangements in eastern Helsinki are caused by several construction sites. The metro bridge at Mellunmäki metro station and the platform at Kontula metro station will undergo renovation. Furthermore, switch maintenance and bridge renovation work will be carried out along the metro line to Mellunmäki.

The metro stations will remain closed as follows:

  • Central Railway Station: 3 June to 1 September
  • Mellunmäki: 3 June to 8 September
  • Kontula: 24 June to 4 August
  • Myllypuro: 8 July to 4 August

The Metro will operate as follows during the summer (we will organize replacement services in eastern Helsinki and additional tram services between the University of Helsinki and Kamppi):

3 to 26 June: Central Railway Station and Mellunmäki metro stations will be closed

  • University of Helsinki – Kontula (services will run every 10 minutes), University of Helsinki – Vuosaari (services will run every 10 minutes), University of Helsinki – Itäkeskus (services will run every 5 minutes).
  • Kamppi–Kivenlahti (services will run every 6 minutes, outside peak hours every 7.5 minutes)

24 June to 7 July: Central Railway Station, Mellunmäki and Kontula metro stations will be closed

  • University of Helsinki – Myllypuro (services will run every 10 minutes), University of Helsinki – Vuosaari (services will run every 10 minutes), University of Helsinki – Itäkeskus (services will run every 5 minutes).
  • Kamppi–Kivenlahti (services will run every 6 minutes, outside peak hours every 7.5 minutes)

8 July to 4 August: Central Railway Station, Mellunmäki, Kontula and Myllypuro metro stations will be closed

  • University of Helsinki – Itäkeskus (services will run every 10 minutes), University of Helsinki – Vuosaari (services will run every 10 minutes), University of Helsinki – Itäkeskus (services will run every 5 minutes).
  • Kamppi–Kivenlahti (services will run every 6 minutes, outside peak hours every 7.5 minutes)

5 August to 1 September: Central Railway Station and Mellunmäki metro stations will be closed

  • University of Helsinki – Kontula (services will run every 10 minutes), University of Helsinki – Vuosaari (services will run every 10 minutes), University of Helsinki – Itäkeskus (services will run every 5 minutes).
  • Kamppi–Kivenlahti (services will run every 6 minutes, outside peak hours every 7.5 minutes)

2 to 8 September: Mellunmäki metro station will be closed

  • Kontula–Tapiola (normal timetables)
  • Vuosaari–Kivenlahti (normal timetables)

 

Changes to train services on the Coastal Railway, Main Line and Ring Rail Line

Starting from 24 June, there will be no train services westbound from Leppävaara for five weeks. Train services will be replaced by buses. Additionally, there will be occasional disruptions to train services between Leppävaara and Kirkkonummi and Siuntio. The disruptions will last for 1–2 days and take place on weekends in May and September. Train services will be replaced by buses. These disruptions are caused by the construction of the Espoo City Rail Link, a construction project that will last for several years. During the project, two new train tracks will be built between Leppävaara and Kauklahti.

On the Main Line, a reduced service will operate from 2 April to 26 October due to switch maintenance work carried out in Tikkurila. This will mainly affect K trains. More information on changes to train services will be provided in the near future.

Mannerheimintie renovation project to continue to cause tram diversions

The renovation project carried out on Mannerheimintie will continue in 2024. Due to the project, the current tram diversion routes will remain in place. We will also prepare for new diversions to tram routes near the Opera House during summer and fall 2024 as the construction site on Mannerheimintie will be moved between Helsinginkatu and Reijolankatu.

Where can I find relevant information?

Information on traffic disruptions and replacement services can be found on hsl.fi and in the HSL app. You can search for your own routes in the Journey Planner, which will always provide you with up-to-date information.