Bus 118 to be rerouted from 10 January 2022
A new public transport street between Suurpelto and Kuurinniitty in Espoo will open on 10 January 2022 and the route of bus 118 will change. Bus route 118 will start to run along the new street. With its increased service frequency, the bus will provide a robust crosstown transport link between Tapiola and Espoon keskus. The bus will terminate at Espoon keskus. Read more about the changes: www.hsl.fi/en/CentralEspoo2022
A new public transport street between Suurpelto and Kuurinniitty, Salinpellontie, will open on Monday 10 January 2022 and the route of bus 118 will change.
Bus route 118 will start to run along the new street. With its increased service frequency, the bus will provide a robust crosstown transport link between Tapiola and Espoon keskus. At peak times, the bus will run every 10 minutes. The number of services between Suurpelto and Espoon keskus will double.
The route will run from Suurpelto via Kuurinniitty along Henttaan puistokatu, Lillhemtintie, Storhemtintie, Salinpellontie (the new street), Tinametsä, Kuurintorpantie, Pitkännotkontie, Sunankaari, Kirstintio to Espoon keskus.
The section of route from Ring Road I via Turunväylä to Tuomarilantie will no longer be served. As the bus will no longer run via the intersection of Ring Road II and Turunväylä which is at times congested, its reliability will improve. Bus routes 213 and 213N will continue to serve Tuomarilantie Monday to Friday. Bus 118 will run in Tuomarila along Pitkännotkontie.
The route will terminate at Espoon keskus. The change will thus also affect bus services in Kauklahti. Between Espoon keskus and Kauklahti, bus route 118 will be replaced by more frequent service and extended route of bus 213. Bus 213 will be extended to the former terminus of bus 118 at Hansavalkamanaukio. A new bus route 242 will start running between Espoo and Kauklahti at quiet times.
PDF timetables are available in the printable timetables.
The supplementary route 118B (Tapiola – Suurpelto) will be withdrawn when the service frequency on bus route 118 is increased on the full length of the route (Tapiola – Espoon keskus).
We have put together an information package explaining the changes to bus routes 118, 213, 213N and 224 and new routes 166K and 242 that will take effect on 10 January 2022: hsl.fi/en/centralespoo2022