Tram routes 6 and 7 will return to Hämeentie from 14 December
Tram routes 6 and 7 will return to Hämeentie from Monday 14 December 2020. At the same time, new tram stops between Kurvi and Hakaniemi will open. The trams will no longer serve Sturenkatu.
When Hämeentie opens to tram traffic, also new tram stops, "Sörnäinen", "Lintulahti" and "Haapaniemi", will open. Some of the stops will be in different locations than before the works.
The "Sörnäinen" tram stop in the direction of Hakaniemi will move to Helsinginkatu. The stop will be served by trams 6 and 7 in the direction of Hakaniemi. This means that there will be three stops at Sörnäinen Metro Station for trams going in different directions.
The "Käenkuja" stop in the direction of Hakaniemi will be closed but the new "Sörnäinen" stop is about half a block further towards Kurvi. The new "Lintulahti" tram stop in the direction of Sörnäinen will be located at Hämeentie 15. New "Haapaniemi" stops will open between Sörnäinen and Hakaniemi, to the west of Väinö Tanner Field.
When trams 6 and 7 resume their normal routes via Sörnäinen, there will no longer be regular tram service on Sturenkatu. The “Roineentie” (H0263 and H0264) and “Porvoonkatu” (H0261 and H0262) will no longer be served by trams. Bus 51 will start using the “Porvoonkatu” stop (H0261). Also other special traffic arrangements on Sturenkatu will be removed.
Tram services have been diverted away from Hämeentie since 4 March 2019 when the Hämeentie street project commenced. Tram services returned to the northern part of Hämeentie on 4 May 2020.
Changes to tram services
Changes to trams 6 and 6T
The trams will no longer serve the section of route from St Paul’s Church (Paavalinkirkko) via Kallio to Hakaniemi. Instead, the trams will run from St. Paul’s Church to Hakaniemi via Hämeentie.
Changes to tram route 7
The tram will no longer serve the section of route from Roineentie via Kallio to Hakaniemi. Instead, the tram will run to Hakaniemi via Mäkelänkatu and Hämeentie.