Changes to the routes of buses departing from the Railway Square in Hakaniemi from 8 January

There will be changes to the routes of buses departing from the Railway Square in Hakaniemi from Monday 8 January. Northbound buses will run to the “Hakaniemi” stops via John Stenbergin ranta. There will also be minor changes to the timetables for the buses.

There will be changes to the routes of buses departing from the Railway Square in Hakaniemi from Monday 8 January. The buses will be rerouted to run to the “Hakaniemi” stops via John Stenbergin ranta. The routes of the buses in the direction of the city center will not change.

The change will affect bus routes 23, 61(N), 64, 65, 66, 67(N), 71, 73N, 74N, 75, 77(N), 78(N), 79N, 600, 611(B), 633N, 643N, 665N, 717(K,N), 718(A), 721N, 731N, 739, 785(K), 787(A,K) and 788(K) to Hämeentie or Kallio as well as bus routes 55, 85N, 86N, 87N, 90A, 90N, 92N, 94N, 95N, 96N, 97N and 841N to Sörnäisten rantatie.

The route change will increase journey times from the Railway Square by at most 1–2 minutes. There will be minor changes to the timetables for all daytime bus routes and some night bus routes from 8 January. You can check the timetables of your bus route in the Journey Planner.

Map showing the route change

Changes to bus stops in Hakaniemi

  • There will be no changes to the stops served by the above buses in Hakaniemi.
  • The terminus of bus routes 73 and 74 will move from Hakaniemi to Karhupuisto on 8 January. Read more about this in another service update.
  • There will be changes to stops for bus routes 614, 617, 633 and 643 in Hakaniemi from 8 January and for bus routes 73, 74 and 623 from 7 January. Read more in another service update.                                                                        

Background to the change

The change is due to the construction of the Kruunusillat bridges. Siltasaarenkatu will be closed to norhtbound traffic between John Stenbergin ranta and Hakaniemenranta. Northbound traffic from Pitkäsilta will be diverted via John Stenbergin ranta.

The arrangements are expected to remain in place until October 2024. After that, there will be new arrangements. Tram services are set to start in 2027.