Public transport diversions in downtown Helsinki on Thursday 7 April

The traditional truck parade of graduating high school students will affect traffic in central and southern Helsinki on Thursday 7 April about 12.30pm to 2pm. Tram routes 1, 2, 3 and 6 as well as bus route 22 will be diverted. In addition, there will be delays to trunk bus routes 20 and 30.

The traditional truck parade of graduating high school students will affect public transport in central and southern Helsinki on Thursday 7 April about 12.30pm to 2pm. Tram routes 1, 2, 3 and 6 as well as bus route 22 will be diverted, and there will be delays to traffic.

The truck parade will start from Merisatama and proceed via Ehrenströmintie and Laivasillankatu to the actual parade route: Pohjoisesplanadi–Lönnrotinkatu–Hietalahdentori–Bulevardi–Erottajankatu–Eteläesplanadi.

Tram 1 will run from Mannerheimintie via Aleksanterinkatu to the Olympia Terminal, from where it will continue to its terminus on Pursimiehenkatu about 12.30pm to 2pm. The tram will not serve the section of route from Bulevardi via Fredrikinkatu to Laivurinkatu. The following stops will not be served: “Ylioppilastalo” (H0701 and H0702), “Erottaja” (H0801 and H0802), “Fredrikinkatu” (H0803 and H0804), “Iso Roobertinkatu” (H0813 and H0814), “Viiskulma” (H0815 and H0816) and “Eiran sairaala” in the direction of Käpylä (H0442).

Tram 2 will turn at the Market Square about 2.30pm to 2pm. The “Eteläranta” (H0432 and H0433) and “Olympiaterminaali” (H0435) stops will not be served.

Tram 3will run from Mannerheimintie via Aleksanterinkatu to the Katajanokka Terminal about 12.30pm to 2pm. The tram will not serve Ullanlinna, Eira and Punavuori. The following stops will not be served: “Olympiaterminaali” (H0434), “Kaivopuisto” (H0436 and H0437), “Neitsytpolku” (H0438 and H0439), “Kapteeninkatu” (H0440 and H0441), “Eiran sairaala” (H0442 and H0443), “Viiskulma” (H0815 and H0816), “Iso Roobertinkatu” (H0813 and H0814), “Fredrikinkatu” (H0803 and H0804), “Erottaja” (H0801 and H0802) and “Ylioppilastalo” (H0701 and H0702).

Tram 6will run via Aleksanterinkatu and Olympia Terminal to Pursimiehenkatu (terminus of tram 1) about 12.30pm to 2pm. The tram will not serve Bulevardi, Telakkakatu and Eiranranta. The following stops will not be served: “Ylioppilastalo” (H0701 and H0702), “Erottaja” (H0801 and H0802), “Fredrikinkatu” (H0803 and H0804), “Aleksanterin teatteri” (H0805), “Hietalahdentori” (H0807 and H0808), “Telakkapuistikko” (H0830 and H0831), “Munkkisaari” (H0828 and H0829) and the terminus, “Eiranranta” (H0827).

Bus 22 will turn around in Hietalahti (the old terminus in front of the hotel on Ruholahdenranta) about 12.30pm to 2pm. The following stops will not be served: “Hietalahti” (H1168 and H1167), “Hietalahdentori” (H0807 and H1169), “Fredrikinkatu” (H1005), “Iso Roobertinkatu” (H1170 and H0813) and the terminus in Punavuori, “Fredrikintori” (H1173).

In addition, there will be delays to trunk bus routes 20 and 30.

The truck parade was cancelled in 2021 and this year the parade was postponed from February to April due to the pandemic.