Updated: Traffic is returning to normal Thu 13 July. There will be delays to bus and tram services for the evening.
The US–Nordic Summit taking place in Helsinki on Thursday 13 July will affect public transport in the capital region. There will be diversion routes, service disruptions and delays. Please allow more time for your journeys than you normally would. According to estimates by police, some disruptions may last for up to 40 minutes.
Update on 13 July 7pm: Traffic is returning to normal. There will be delays to bus and tram services for the evening.
Update on 13 July 6pm: Traffic stoppage on Tuusulanväylä, Mäkelänkatu, Hämeentie and on their crossing roads and for buses on Rautatientori, delays of min. 30 minutes.
Update on 13 July 5.35pm: Hakaniemi metro station closed until about 6.45pm.
Update on 13 July 3.45pm: trams are again running to the Olympia Terminal and Katajanokka.
Update on 13 July 1.30pm: Tram and bus services resuming in the city center, changes to tram routes 2, 3, 4 and 5. Services will be running irregularly for about two hours.
Update on 13 July 11.45am: Tram services disrupted for an hour from 12noon / Major delays and disruptions to bus services in Helsinki city center.
Update on 12 July 11.25pm: Disruptions on Tuusulanväylä-Hämeentie are over and traffic is returning to normal. There will still be delays to trains travelling via Tikkurila and to bus and tram services.
Update on 12 July 10.35pm: Traffic stoppage on Tuusulanväylä, Mäkelänkatu, Hämeentie and on their crossing roads and for buses on Rautatientori and Kamppi, delays of min. 30 minutes.
Update on 12 July 9.15pm: Hakaniemi Metro Station to be closed Wed 12 July 10pm-11pm. Metro trains pass the station without stopping.
Update on 12 July 3.15pm: The page has been updated with information about changes to the entrances to Kamppi Metro Station (western ticket hall) from 12 July 5pm.
Update on 12 July 10.14am: The page has been updated with more detailed information about the known service changes for the Suomenlinna ferry, trams and buses in Kamppi.
Traffic is returning to normal after 7pm on Thursday evening 13 July. There can be delays to bus and tram services for the evening.
The effects will particularly impact bus and tram services in the center of Helsinki as well as bus services using the access roads to Helsinki. The Suomenlinna ferry will operate from the Katajanokka service pier from the morning of 13 July until 10pm because the Market Square will be closed. Some city bike stations will also be closed in the city center.
Police has announced that convoys may cause disruptions of up to 40 minutes to traffic in the center of Helsinki. The exact times of disruptions cannot be announced in advance. As the diversions and service changes will take effect at a short notice, we recommend that you actively follow the updates on the HSL app and on our website. More information about traffic arrangements in a news release by police.
The metro and commuter trains will run as usual and we advise passengers to use them where possible. If possible, take account of the known diversions and service changes in your travel plans and, if necessary, look for alternative routes or times to visit the city center.
Some entrances to the western ticket hall at the Kamppi Metro Station are closed from Wednesday 12 July 5pm. Entrance to the ticket hall is only from Salomonkatu. i.e. from the Autotalo side of the building.
We will update this page with more information as we get more detailed information from the authorities.
Convoy affects traffic on Thursday evening 13 July
There are major delays to traffic in the city center and on Hämeentie, Mäkelänkatu and Tuusulanväylä on 13 July from 6pm due to a convoy. Police closes the southbound lanes as the convoy proceeds.
Buses than run along Tuusulanväylä drive up the Tuusulanväylä ramps and will resume their normal routes once the convoy has passed. Depending on the location of the bus and police instructions, the route is either
- Tuusulanväylä – Tammiston kauppatie – Vanha Tuusulantie – Yhdyskunnantie, from where the buses will return to Tuusulanväylä once the convoy has passed.
- Tuusulanväylä – Asesepäntie – Panuntie – Kullervonkatu – Pohjolantie, from where the buses continue to their normal route along Mäkelänkatu once the convoy has passed. From Panuntie, passengers can also continue to Käpylä train station and continue by train to the city center.
During the traffic stoppage, you can either wait on the bus or continue by alternative transport options. Buses will continue their journeys as soon as the lanes are reopened.
The traffic stoppage affects bus routes 600, 611/B, 614, 617, 623, 633 and 643/K the most but also routes running along crossing roads e.g. routes 500, 510, 550, 560 and 570.
Changes to tram services on 13 July
There will be major delays to all tram routes on Thursday. Traffic stoppages will also affect tram services.
Especially those travelling to the ferry terminals in Jätkäsaari and Katajanokka and to the Olympia Terminal are advised to allow an extra hour for their journeys because delays are expected to tram services. The delays may be lengthy.
Trams 4 and 5 will operate a reduced service on Alekserinkatu and in Katajanokka from 11am to 6pm on Thursday 13 July.
- On tram route 4, about every other tram from the direction of Munkkiniemi will run from Mannerheimintie to Kolmikulma. In other words, Aleksanterinkatu and Katajanokka will not be served. Correspondingly, about every other tram to Munkkiniemi will depart from Kolmikulma instead of Katajanokka.
- Tram 5 will also operate a reduced service. The tram will run from Kolmikulma via the Central Railway Station and Aleksanterinkatu to the Katajanokka terminal.
- In addition, the “Ritarihuone” (H0407 for trams in the direction of Katajanokka) stop will be closed between 9am and 6pm.
Changes to Suomenlinna ferry services on 13 July
The Suomenlinna ferry will operate between the Suomenlinna main pier and the Katajanokka service pier from the morning until 10pm. There will be no ferry services to/from the Market Square until 10pm. Read more in a separate release.
NB! Diversions to and the reduced service of tram routes 4 and 5 will also affect onward journeys of Suomenlinna ferry passengers. Tram route 4 is diverted and the “Merisotilaantori” stop is not served. Both trams 4 and 5 run to the Katajanokka ferry terminal, which is also the closest tram stop for Suomenlinna ferry passengers. The Katajanokka terminal is a 9-minute walk from the Suomenlinna ferry pier along Katajanokanranta.
See the walking route from the tram to the ferry in the Journey Planner:
Changes to bus services 12–13 July
There will be major delays to bus services and traffic stoppages will affect buses.
Where possible, we advise passengers to use commuter trains and the metro.
Buses that run along Länsiväylä will be diverted in the vicinity of the Kamppi terminal from Wednesday 12 July 12noon.
The diversion will remain in place until the end of day on Thursday 13 July. The buses will run via Mechelininkatu, Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu and Eteläinen Rautatiekatu.
The “Lapinrinne” stops (H1232, H1233 and H1234) will not be served. The closest stops served are the Kamppi bus terminal and the “Leppäsuonkatu” stops along the diversion route.
The diversion will affect buses 21, 112N, 113N, 114N, 118N, 121, 121A, 125N, 134N, 146N, 147N, 164(K), 165K, 165N, 173N and 192(V/T). In addition, night bus 121N will run to Asema-aukio via Leppäsuontie. In the direction of Lauttasaari, the bus will serve the “Ruoholahdenkatu” stop (H1009) close to Lapinrinne as usual.
Changes to the entrances to the western ticket hall at Kamppi Metro Station
The entrances to the western ticket hall at the Kamppi Metro Station from Runeberginkatu and from the Sähkötalo side of the building will be closed from Wednesday 12 July 5pm. The doors will remain closed until Thursday 13 July 8pm.
The Salomonkatu entrance (i.e. entrance from the Autotalo side of the building) are in use as usual and the ticket hall is open as usual.
The following city bike stations in the city center will be closed until Thursday evening 13 July:
014 Senate Square
031 Maria Hospital