Political strike to affect HSL public transport on 2 February

A one-day strike will halt train, metro, tram and light rail services on Friday 2 February. In addition, most of HSL bus services will not operate on Friday 2 February.

Updated 2 February 6.10pm

On this page, we provide information about the effects of the strike on HSL’s transport services.

A political strike halts all rail services and most of bus services on Friday 2 February. On Thursday 1 February, services operate as usual.

On Friday, HSL's service point will be open 9.30am-5pm and HSL's customer service phone line will be open 6.30am-7pm. See the contact details

How the strike affects services

The strike will affect all work shifts starting on Friday 2 February.

  • Commuter trains do not run on Friday 2 February. On the night of Thursday to Friday, commuter trains will operate until the end of Thursday service, i.e. until about 2am. Normal service will resume around 5.30am on Saturday morning.
  • The metro is not running on Friday 2 February.
  • Trams and light rail 15 do not run on Friday 2 February. On the night of Thursday to Friday, trams will operate until the end of Thursday service, i.e. until about 2am. Services will resume on Saturday morning.
  • On the night of Thursday to Friday, buses operate until the end of Thursday service, i.e. until about 2am. After that, most of bus services will not run until Saturday morning.

Ferry services to Suomenlinna and  Kruunuvuorenranta run as normal.

Bus services on Friday 2 February

Some bus routes operate as normal. It is possible that some services also operate on other bus routes. We provide up-to-date information on this page.

If you plan to travel by public transport on the day of strike, check your bus on the Journey Planner’s map as close to the time of travel as possible. Instructions on how to use the Journey Planner can be found lower down the page.

Bus routes that operate as normal on Friday 2 February

16, 21, 21N, 22, 22B, 26, 54, 90, 90A, 90N, 94B, 96, 96N, 116, 117, 119, 137, 138, 148, 149, 167, 168, 169, 201, 207, 229, 232, 241, 242, 313, 413, 433, 434, 443, 444, 445, 446, 447, 576, 583, 584, 603, 625, 701, 702, 704, 713, 719, 723, 802, 805, 812, 813, 814, 815, 816, 817, 818, 839, 839K, 912-918, 964, 965, 961, 966, 967, 971, U191, U192, U193, U195, U455-U457, U465, U999 

List of bus routes running and their destinations (PDF)

Bus routes on which some services run

To/From Helsinki city center:

Kamppi: 20, 30, 112N, 121, 121A, 213, 213N, 400, U848

Elielinaukio: 40, 200, 300

Rautatientori/Hakaniemi: 23, 61, 61N, 64, 65, 66, 67, 71, 77, 78, 600, 614, 623, 721, 731, 717, 717N

Itäkeskus, Herttoniemi: 80, 82, 84, 85, 89

Crosstown bus routes:

56, 59, 500, 510, 520, 530, 553, 560, 561, 562, 572

Espoo, Kirkkonummi, Siuntio:

105, 112N, 113, 114, 121, 121A, 125, 171, 173Z, 181, 200, 213, 213N, 243, 243V, 244, 245, 246, 246K, 246T, 348, 348K, 349, 349B, 349B, 349BK, 510, 520, 530, 533, 542, 544, 548, 549, 553, 582, 582V, 902, 906, 908, 909, 911, U194, U280

Vantaa, Kerava, Tuusula, Sipoo:

300, 400, 520, 530, 553, 560, 561, 562, 570, 572, 600, 614, 623, 641, 721, 731, 717, 717N, 841, 844, 963, 987, 988, 972, 973, 975, 976, 977, 978, 982, 983, 985, 987, 988, 989, 976, 983, 982, 992, 994, 985, U375

Helsinki Airport:

562, 570, 600

Neighborhood routes:

31-35

Use the Journey Planner to see which buses are running

You can search for buses near you using the Nearby stops and routes feature of the Journey Planner at hsl.fi/lahella. The view shows buses near your location or a location you choose. Buses currently running move on the map. 

Journey Planner's route search

You can use the Journey Planner's route search to search for your route. You see all buses running on the route on the map. In addition, if the minutes in the timetable for the route are in green, this means that the bus is running.

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Refunds

If you had a valid season ticket either on your HSL card or in the HSL app during the strike held on 2 February 2024 you may get a refund. We will refund one day of travel. The refund will be issued as a ticket code on the HSL app. 
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