Northern ticket hall at the Hakaniemi Metro Station to close on 3 January due to renovation
The ticket hall at the northern end of the Hakaniemi Metro Station as well as the entrance to Toinen linja will be closed from Monday 3 January. The ticket hall and entrance will remain closed until the end of 2023. The entrances from the Hakaniemi market place will remain in use. As a result, the entrance closest to Linjat will be located next to Ympyrätalo. The entrance in question will only have a flight of stairs. The nearest accessible entrance is located opposite the Hakaniemi market place, on Siltasaarenkatu.
The ticket hall at the northern end of the Hakaniemi Metro Station as well as entrance B will be closed from Monday 3 January due to the renovation of the ticket hall. In other words, the station will not have an entrance from Toinen linja as of 3 January. The renovation will be completed in 2023. The ticket hall at the southern end of the station (on the same side as the Hakaniemi market place) and its entrances will remain in use as usual.
The Ympyrätalo entrance will remain in use
In the future, the entrance closest to Linjat and Porthaninkatu will be entrance F next to Ympyrätalo and the tram stops at Kallion virastotalo on Siltasaarenkatu. Entrance F only has a flight of stairs leading to the southern ticket hall, behind the escalator that leads to the Metro.
The nearest accessible entrance is entrance E. The entrance is located opposite the Hakaniemi market place, on Siltasaarenkatu. Those who travel by tram from the direction of Karhupuisto and require an accessible entrance should not get off the tram until the tram stops at the Hakaniemi market place. In addition, entrance C next to the Hakaniemi Market Hall is also accessible.
The ticket hall will have improved facilities after the renovation
Entering the ticket hall will become easier once the entrance from Toinen linja is equipped with an escalator. The floors, walls and toilet facilities in the ticket hall will be renovated. Additionally, the lighting in the hall will be improved. Additionally, signs indicating accessibility will also be installed at the northern end of the station.
The ticket hall will also get two new business premises and the current premises will be expanded.
You can read more about the renovation in the bulletin from Helsinki City Transport (HKL) (link to the Finnish site hel.fi).
The northern ticket hall after the renovation. Image: C&J Architects / Helsinki City Transport (HKL)
Station entrances on maps as of 3 January