West Metro test runs continue on Thursday 28 September – Passengers must get off at the latest at Ruoholahti

The West Metro test runs will continue on Thursday 28 September for the whole day.

Similar test runs were performed last week. The test runs were reasonably successful despite the problems in the traffic control system in the morning.

 “We must perform several test runs in conditions that resemble the future Metro service operating conditions as much as possible. In order to prevent future problems when on the West Metro section of line begin,” says HKL’s Managing Director Ville Lehmuskoski.

As with the previous test runs, passengers must get off the trains at the latest at Ruoholahti. On the test run days, all trains from Vuosaari and Mellunmäki go to Ruoholahti.

New platform displays tested

The new platform displays will also be tested on Thursday. Currently there is one new display on each platform. In other words, on Thursday the Metro arrival times and destinations are shown on platform displays marked with "koekäytössä" (in test use) stickers. Other platform displays are switched off. This means passengers waiting for the train at the other end of the platform will not necessarily be able to see the display. HSL and HKL apologize for any inconvenience caused to passengers.

Changes and delays to Metro services are possible and passengers are advised to allow extra time for their journeys. Information about any changes to services will be available at hsl.fi, in the Journey Planner and on the Metro timetable displays. In addition, you can subscribe to receive HSL’s disruption alerts to your email.

The next test runs will be performed next week, on 3 and 4 October.