Renovation of the tram stop area in Hakaniemi to begin on 2 April – tram routes diverted
Renovation of the tram stop area in Hakaniemi to begin on 2
April – tram routes diverted
Tram tracks and the base of the tram stop area on
Siltasaarenkatu in Hakaniemi will be replaced during the coming
summer. The works will cause disruptions to traffic in the
area throughout the summer. Tram routes will be diverted in
Hakaniemi for the whole summer as of 2 April.
The tram tracks have last been replaced over 30 years ago. It is
necessary to replace the tracks now as they are in a poor
The tracks to be replaced run partly above the ticket hall of
the Hakaniemi metro station. Also the lid of the ticket hall and
waterproofing under the tracks will be replaced.
The project is divided into two phases. The first phase starts
on 2 April. In the first phase, the tram tracks are replaced, the
track bed is repaired and tram stops on the Hakaniemi Market Square
side of the tram stop area are refurbished. During this phase,
trams cannot run from Siltasaarenkatu to Hämeentie. Trams 6, 7A
and 7B will be diverted between Sörnäinen and Hakaniemi to run via
Kallio and Helsinginkatu. This phase will last until mid-June.
Map showing the route of trams 6,
6T, 7A and 7B as of 2 April
In the second phase, the tracks will be replaced and stops
refurhished on the Eläintarhanlahti side of the tram stop area. The
second phase will run from June to the end of September.