Changes to crosstown bus services to/from Pasila on 13 August: route 551 continues to Herttoniemi, linjat 50 ja 59 ajavat Kalasatamaan
Crosstown bus services to/from Pasila in Helsinki will improve from 13 August with the extension of the route of bus 551 from Pasila to Herttoniemi. At the same time, buses 50 and 59 will start going to Kalasatama and weekend service will be introduced on route 59.
In the furute, buses 58 and 551 will be converted into trunk routes 500 and 510. From August, the routes of the buses will follow the routes of the future trunk buses, although their route numbers will not change.
Changes to buses 50 and 59
The new eastern terminus of buses 50 and 59 will be on Polariksenkatu in Kalasatama. Bus 59 will start running also on Saturdays and Sundays. The buses will run via the Hermannin rantatie entrance at Kalasatama Metro Station.
Bus 551 will serve the section of route to Herttoniemi no longer served by the buses.
Buses 50 and 59 will no longer serve the following bus stops: "Kalasatama (M)" (on Itäväylä), "Kulosaari", "Tupasaari", "Kipparlahti", "Herttoniemi (M)".
Minibus route 26 will be withdrawn.
Changes to buses 58 and 551
Route 58B will be withdrawn and all services will be operated under route number 58 between Munkkivuori and Itäkeskus. The route of bus 551 will be extended from Pasila to Herttoniemi. Consequently, buses 58 and 551 will use the same route between Munkkiniemi and Herttoniemi, providing frequent peak-time service (every three minutes) between Munkkiniemi, Pasila and Herttoniemi.
Changes to bus 506
Bus 506, which has so far operated Monday-Saturday, will start running also on Sundays. In addition, the terminus of the bus will move to Meilahti Clinics, which will no longer be served by bus 58B. Bus 506 will run in both directions along Nordenskiöldinkatu, Reijolankatu, Mannerheimintie, Tukholmankatu and Haartmaninkatu.
Changes to bus stops on Asemapäällikönkatu by Pasila station
There will be changes to the Pasila station bus stops for westbound buses on Asemapäällikönkatu. Buses 50, 59 and 518 will use bay 29 (currently served by bus 551). Bus 551 will start using bay 27 together with bus 58. This means buses to Ilmala and to Meilahti will leave from different stops in Pasila.
Bus stop arrangements in Herttoniemi
Bus 551 will start to leave from the same stop as bus 58 (bay 16, stop H4006). The current departure stop of buses 50 and 59 (bay 12) will no longer be served.