Tram routes 1, 2 and 8 to be diverted in Töölö from 11 April and replacement bus 8X to run between Jätkäsaari and the Opera
Due to street works, trams will not serve Arkadiankatu, Runeberginkatu and the section from the Opera to Jätkäsaari from 11 April. Trams 1 and 2 will run directly along Mannerheimintie. Tram 8 will run from Arabia via the Opera to Kolmikulma. Replacement bus 8X will run between the Opera and Jätkäsaari. The arrangement will last until 13 June, when the second phase of the street works begins.
The improvement of Helsinginkatu, Caloniuksenkatu and Runeberginkatu (the so-called “Kasin katutyöt”) will continue this year as well. The works in Töölö will mainly take place on Caloniuksenkatu and Runeberginkatu between Töölöntori and Ruusulankatu.
Tram routes 1 and 2 on Mannerheimintie in Töölö
Tram 8 will make a turn to the city center at the Opera
Replacement bus 8X between the Opera and Jätkäsaari
Other alternative transport links
Other changes to tram services from 11 April
All tram timetables will change
Changes to tram services during summer
Trams 1 and 2 will run directly along Mannerheimintie to both directions. The sections on Arkadiankatu and Runeberginkatu will not be served.
Trams 1 and 2 will not serve the following stops: “Luonnontieteellinen museo” (H0201/H0202), “Hanken” (H0203/H0204), “Sammonkatu” (H0205/H0206), “Apollonkatu” (0207/H0208) and “Töölöntori” (H0209/H0210).
The trams will serve stops “Kansallismuseo” (H0103/H0104) and “Hesperian puisto” (H0105/H0106) on Mannerheimintie along their diversion route.
The diversion route and stops for tram 1 in the Journey Planner:
Eira – Mannerheimintie – Opera – Sörnäinen – Käpylä
Käpylä – Sörnäinen – Opera – Mannerheimintie – Eira
Tram 8 will make a turn at the Opera and continue to Helsinki city center along Mannerheimintie. The tram will terminate at Kolmikulma (H0709). The tram will not serve the section between the Opera and Jätkäsaari.
Route and stops served by tram 8 in the Journey Planner:
Kolmikulma – Mannerheimintie – Opera – Sörnäinen – Arabia
Arabia – Sörnäinen – Opera – Mannerheimintie – Kolmikulma
Between 11 April and 12 June, replacement bus 8X will run along the following route: the Opera (Helsinki City Garden) – Töölö – Ruoholahti (M) – Jätkäsaari.
Route of and stops served by replacement bus 8X in the Journey Planner:
Kaupunginpuutarha (Helsinki City Garden) – Jätkäsaari
Jätkäsaari – Kaupunginpuutarha (Helsinki City Garden)
Stops served by the replacement bus from the Opera to Jätkäsaari
Kaupunginpuutarha (H2363), in front of the garden
Ooppera (H2185), bus stop
Töölöntori (H1330), in front of Runeberginkatu 42
Apollonkatu (H1338), in front of Runeberginkatu 30 (buses to Kamppi will serve a temporary bus stop in front of Runeberginkatu 28)
Arkadiankatu (H0222), tram stop
Maria (H0218), tram stop
Itämerenkatu (H0216), tram stop
Ruoholahti (M) (H0214), tram stop
Kaapelitehdas (H0290), tram stop
Crusellinsilta (H1352), temporary stop next to the tram stop
Saukonpaasi (H0294), terminus, tram drop-off stop
Stops served by the replacement bus from Jätkäsaari to the Opera
Saukonpaasi (H0295), tram departure stop
Crusellinsilta (H0293), tram stop
Kaapelitehdas (H1349), temporary stop next to the tram stop
Ruoholahti (M) (H0213), tram stop
Itämerenkatu (H1336), temporary stop at Itämerenkatu 2
Maria (H1219), temporary stop next to the tram stop
Caloniuksenkatu (H1279), bus stop in front of Mechelininkatu 13
Apollonkatu (H1348), temporary stop in front of Eteläinen Hesperiankatu 26 (NB! 8X runs to the direction of the Opera along Eteläinen Hesperiankatu)
Töölöntori (H1331), bus stop in front of Runeberginkatu 57 (the location of this stop may change as the street works progress)
Ooppera (H2062), bus stop in front of the Opera on Helsinginkatu
Kaupunginpuutarha (H2363), terminus, in front of the garden
Passengers can board the replacement bus using the middle doors. If you have a valid ticket, you do not need to show it to the driver/card reader.
In addition to the replacement bus, there are several other buses that also serve Töölö.
Trunk buses 20 and 30 run via Topeliuksenkatu and Runeberginkatu to Kamppi (Fredrikinkatu) and from there to Eira.
You can take a trunk bus to Kamppi and then board tram 7 or 9 in the direction of the Central Railway Station. Tram 7 continues to Kruununhaka via Aleksanterinkatu.
Additionally, you can also take a trunk bus to Bulevardi and then board tram 6.
Buses 37, 41, 42 and 69 run via Topeliuksenkatu and Runeberginkatu to the Kamppi terminal. These buses depart from bays 41, 42, 43 and 45 in the Kamppi local bus terminal. Bus 70 runs from the direction of the Opera to the Kamppi terminal via Runeberginkatu. The bus will depart from bay 46 in the terminal.
You can take the replacement bus 8X to the Opera and then board tram 1, 2, 4, 8 or 10 in the direction of the city center. There will be a lot of tramway traffic on Mannerheimintie due to the diversion routes. When travelling to the other direction, you can take replacement bus 8X to Ruoholahti and then change to Metro.
You can take bus 69 from Töölö to Pasila.
You can find the best alternative transport links in the Journey Planner. Change the date in your search to 11 April (or after).
Tram 7 will be diverted and run from the Sörnäinen Metro Station to the Pasila railway station via Urheilutalo and Aleksis Kiven katu from 11 April. The tram will not serve the section on Mäkelänkatu. Read more in our separate release.
Trams 3 and 9 will return to their normal routes in Kallio. The trams will be diverted to run via Sörnäinen from 4 April. Read more in our separate release.
Timetables for all tram routes will change on Monday 11 April. The new timetables are available in the Journey Planner as well as in the printable timetables, where you can see all the different time periods and routes as a list.
The changes to tram services will remain in place even after 13 June but with slight alterations. Read more in our release from February: hsl.fi/en/tramsummer2022
The tram route network depicted on the page Route maps from 11 April to 12 June.
Street works (“Kasin katutyöt”)
The extensive street works project “Kasin katutyöt” covers areas in Töölö and Kallio and spans over several years. The project covers sections of Caloniuksenkatu and Runeberginkatu in Töölö and part of Helsinginkatu and its cross streets in Kallio. Link to the project’s website (in Finnish) (outside hsl.fi)
Therefore, tram services will be affected by the project this summer as well. However, the construction and renovation work carried out during the project is necessary to ensure that the streets, tracks and underground piping system remain functional. The renovation of the streets will improve the traffic environment. In addition, the new tram routes will improve services in the future.