Urheilutalo tram stops from 4 October
Tram services will return to Helsinginkatu on Monday 4 October. The "Urheilutalo" stop in the direction of Sörnäinen (trams 1 and 8) and to the Olympia Terminal (tram 3) is moved permanently to Helsinginkatu. The new stop number is H0278.
Tram services will return to Helsinginkatu on Monday 4 October. Link to a separate release.
The "Urheilutalo" stop in the direction of the Olympia Terminal is moved permanently to Helsinginkatu. The new stop number is H0278.
The stop is served by tram 1 to Käpylä, tram 3 in the direction of the Olympia Terminal and tram 8 to Arabia.
The former "Urheilutalo" and "Kaarlenkatu" stops for trams to Sörnäinen and Hakaniemi have been merged with this new stop located between Läntinen Brahenkatu and Kaarlenkatu.
The new arrangement makes it easier to interchange between routes (for example, from tram 3 from Meilahti to tram 8 in the direction of Sörnäinen) as it allows people to change trams at the same stop. The arrangement also frees up space when there is only one stop in stead of two adjacent stops. This allows a wider stop, which improves accessibility, as well as space for a cycling path and parking. In addition, merging the stops speeds up tram service in the area with a dense networ of stops.
The stops in the direction of the Opera, Meilahti and Pasila remain in their original locations.
The works in the area around the Urheilutalo stops are not yet completed. For example, some temporary access routes to the stops remain in place and some stop shelters are still missing.