Tram routes 1, 3, 8 and 9 to be diverted in Kallio, Alppila and Töölö from 17 May
Street works on Helsinginkatu will have a significant effect on tram services from Monday 17 May. Trams 1 and 8 will run along Sturenkatu, tram 3 will be on a lengthy diversion via the Opera and tram 9 will run to Linjat. The next route changes will take effect on 12 July when the next phase of the works begins. From 3 October, all trams will be operating on their normal routes.
Street works at the junction of Helsinginkatu and Kaarlenkatu will affect tram services from Monday 17 May. There will be no direct tram service from the Opera to Sörnäinen. Kallio and Aleksis Kiven katu will not be served.
Trams 1 and 8 will run along Sturenkatu, tram 3 will be on a lengthy diversion via the Opera and tram 9 will run to Linjat.
The next route changes will take effect on 12 July when the next phase of the works begins. Link to a release published in February explaining the changes to take effect later in the summer and autumn. From 3 October, all trams will be operating on their normal routes.
More detailed information about changes to tram services between 17 May and 11 July is provided below. Route changes taking effect on 17 May have been updated in the Journey Planner.
Trams 1 and 8 will run along Sturenkatu
Tram 3 diverted via the Opera
Tram 9 will run between the West Terminal and Linjat
Timetables for trams 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8 and 9 will change
The street work project
Tram 1 will run from Urheilutalo via Sturenkatu to Hattulantie and Käpylä. The section of route along Helsinginkatu via Sörnäinen Metro Station to Mäkelänkatu will not be served.
Tram 1 will not serve the following stops:
“Helsinginkatu” (H0249 and H0250), “Sörnäinen (M)” (H0313 and H0314), “Lautatarhankatu” (H0331 and H0332) and “Vallilan kirjasto” (Vallila Library, H0333 and H0334).
Tram 8 will run from Urheilutalo via Sturenkatu to St Paul’s Church and further to Arabia. The section of route from along Helsinginkatu via Sörnäinen Metro Station to Hämeentie will not be served.
Tram 8 will not serve the following stops:
“Helsinginkatu” (H0249 and H0250), “Sörnäinen (M)” (H0313 andH0314), “Lautatarhankatu” (H0315 and H0316), “Hauhon puisto” (H0317 and H0318) and “Vallilan varikko” (Vallila depot, H0319 and H0320).
Trams 1 and 8 will serve the “Porvoonkatu” (H0261 and H0262) and “Roineentie” (H0263 and H0264) stops along the diversion route.
Alternative service is provided, for example, by bus 502 from the Kallio Municipal Office Building (Kallion virastotalo) to Töölö Sports Hall and Meilahti. Bus 502 will be rerouted from 7 June, link to a separate release
Tram 3 will run via Lasipalatsi and the Opera to Urheilutalo, from where it will continue via Alppila to Meilahti. The section of route from via the Central Railway Station and Hakaniemi to Urheilutalo will not be served.
Tram 3 will not serve the following stops:
“Rautatieasema” (Railway Station, H0301 and H0302), “Kaisaniemenkatu” (H0303 and H0304), “Kaisaniemenpuisto” (H0305 and H0306), “Hakaniemi” (H0251 and H02552), “Kallion virastotalo” (H0253 and H0254), “Karhupuisto” (H0255/H0256), “Kaarlenkatu” (H0258) and the “Urheilutalo” stops on “Läntinen Brahenkatu (H0259 and H0260). At Urheilutalo, the tram will use the stops on Helsinginkatu.
Tram 3 will serve the following stops along the diversion route: “Lasipalatsi” (H0101 and H0102), “Kansallismuseo” (National Museum H0103 and H0104), “Hesperian puisto” (H0105 and H0106), “Ooppera” (H0241 and H0242), “Kaupunginpuutarha” (H0243 and H0244), “Linnanmäki” (south) (H0245 and H0246) and “Urheilutalo” on Helsinginkatu (H0247 and H0248).
Bus 51 goes from Hakaniemi to Kallio and bus 23 goes to Alppila.
Also bus 17 provides alternative service to Karhupuisto but the route will be withdrawn from 4 June. Bus 502 will be rerouted to Karhupuisto from 7 June. Links to separate releases: Route 17 to be withdrawn from 4 June and Bus 502 rerouted from 7 June
Tram 9 will run from the Kallio Municipal Office Building (Kallion virastotalo) to Linjat. The section of route from Kallio via Aleksis Kiven katu to Pasila station will not be served.
Tram 9 will not serve the following stops: “Karhupuisto” (H0255 and H0256), “Kaarlenkatu” (H0258), “Helsinginkatu” (H0651 and H0250), “Fleminginkatu” (H0653 and H0652), “Sturenkatu” (H0655 and H0654), “Kotkankatu” (H0657 and H0656), “Pasilan konepaja” (H0659 and H0658), “Jämsänkatu” (H0661 and H0660), “Asemapäällikönkatu” (H0619 and H0662), “Kellosilta” (H0619), “Messukeskus” (H0614) and “Pasilan asema” (Pasila station, H0612).
Along the diversion route, tram 9 will serve the “Castréninkatu” (H0227 and H0228), “Kuntatalo” (H0229) and “Ensi linja” (H0230) stops.
Trunk routes 500 and 510 provide alternative service from Pasila to Aleksis Kiven katu. They were scheduled to resume running along Aleksis Kiven katu on 8 May. However, the schedule has been postponed. Link to a separate release.
The timetables for trams 6, 7, 8 and 9 will change on 17 May. The timetables for all tram services will change on 7 June with the switch to summer service.
The improvement of Helsinginkatu, Caloniuksenkatu and Runeberginkatu started in January and the works will continue until spring 2023. Once the works are completed, walking and cycling in the area will be safer and more comfortable. The project involves the replacement of old water mains and other public utility infrastructure under the streets. It is reasonable to conduct the works in three areas under one project in order to minimize the time the services are disrupted for. The aim is also to speed up tram services.
Tram route network 17 May–11 July on the Timetables and maps page
Diversion routes of trams trams 1, 3, 8 and 9 17 May–11 July