Changes to tram services from 3 June – Tram 8 to be replaced by bus 8X, routes of trams 1, 2, 4 and 10 to change

This summer, tram services will be affected by Mannerheimintie street works at the Opera junction, repair work on the Crusellinsilta Bridge in Jätkäsaari, and smaller construction projects. There will be changes to the routes of trams 1, 2, 4, 8 and 10 from Monday 3 June. The diversions will remain in place until autumn.

The Journey Planner always provides you with up-to-date information on routes. Route information for the summer is already available in the Journey Planner. Remember to use a search date after 3 June.

In addition, there will be significant changes to metro and train services caused by various renovation, repair and maintenance works during summer 2024. Read more about the changes here.

Changes from Monday 3 June

  • Tram 1 will be diverted to run via the Central Railway Station, Hakaniemi and Kallio. The tram will not run via Töölö. It will not serve Helsinginkatu between the Opera and Kaarlenkatu, nor Runeberginkatu and Arkadiankatu.
  • Tram 8, which runs between Arabia and Jätkäsaari, will be replaced by bus 8X. The bus will follow the route of tram 8, but it will mainly serve bus stops next to tram stops.
  • Trams 2, 4 and 10 will not serve the “Ooppera” tram stops. Instead, they will serve stops on Ruusulankatu. The trams will run via Sibeliuksenkatu and Ruusulankatu. Otherwise, the routes will remain unchanged.
  • Tram 9B will start running from Jätkäsaari to Ensi linja in Kallio. The tram will run via Kamppi, the Central Railway Station and Kaisaniemi providing replacement service for the metro during the closure of the Central Railway Station Metro Station (Read more in a separate release). 
  • The terminus of the night tram route 9N in Jätkäsaari will move to Tahitinkatu. The tram will no longer run via Tyynenmerenkatu.
  • There will changes to all tram timetables.

The diversion routes will be in place until early September. More information about routes and the stops served is available further down the page.

Changes from Monday 17 June

HSL public transport services will switch to summer timetables on 17 June.

  • Tram 1T starts operating every day. Tram 1 will not operate during the summer, meaning that the section of route on Tehtaankatu in Eira will not be served by trams. Trams 3 and 6 serve the nearby area and trunk bus routes 20 and 30 run towards Töölö.
  • Tram 9B will serve its terminus at the West Terminal in Jätkäsaari also on weekdays.
  • There will be changes to all tram timetables.

The next changes to tram services will take place on 12 August when tram 1 resumes operation. In September, new diversion routes will be introduced for trams 2, 3, 4 and 10 due to Mannerheimintie street works. Trams will resume running along Mannerheimintie between Runeberginkatu and Arkadiankatu but not between Runeberginkatu and Reijolankatu.

How to use replacement bus 8X

You can board the replacement bus also through the middle doors, just like the trams. If you have a valid ticket, you do not need to show it to the driver or a card reader. Card readers are only at the front door. At a stop, put your hand out to stop the bus.

Information about the arrangements

The renovation of Mannerheimintie entails replacing the 100-year-old underground utility supplies as well as street surface structures. Pedestrian and cycle paths will be upgraded and new tram tracks will be installed. This summer, works will be carried out at the junction of Mannerheimintie, Runeberginkatu and Helsinginkatu, i.e. at the Opera junction. The second phase of the renovation (between Runeberginkatu and Reijolankatu) will begin in September. The renovation will affect tram and bus services until late 2025.

In summer 2024, repair work will also be undertaken on the Crusellinsilta Bridge connecting Ruoholahti and Jätkäsaari and there will be other minor construction projects. The tram diversions will remain in place until autumn.

HSL is not responsible for the works, but we plan the diversion routes. We have planned the diversion routes with the aim that the works would cause as little disruption to public transport passengers as possible.

Map of tram routes 17 June – 11 August

Map 3 June – 16 June in PDF format

Map 17 June – 11 August in PDF format

Changes by route

Diversion route of tram 1 via Hakaniemi

Trams 1 and 1T will be diverted to run via Kallio and Hakaniemi. The trams will not serve Helsinginkatu, Runeberginkatu and Arkadiankatu.

In the summer, tram 1T will continue from the West Terminal under route number 9B. The operating hours will be slightly reduced, in line with the operating hours of tram 9B. The last service from Käpylä will depart about an hour earlier, and on Saturdays, the first service from the West Terminal will be about an hour later. 

Route and timetables of tram 1 in the Journey Planner:

Eira – Käpylä

Käpylä – Eira

Diversion route of trams 2, 4 and 10 at the Opera

Trams 2, 4 and 10 will run via Sibeliuksenkatu and Ruusulankatu. The trams will not serve the “Ooppera” tram stops. Instead, they will serve stops on Ruusulankatu. Otherwise, the routes will remain unchanged.

Replacement bus 8X, Jätkäsaari – Arabia, to run through the summer

Replacement bus 8X will follow the route of tram 8 between Jätkäsaari, Töölö, Sörnäinen and Arabia. The bus will mainly serve bus stops next to tram stops but also some tram stops. The stops are listed below and you can see their exact locations in the Journey Planner.

Put your hand out to stop the bus. You can board the tram replacement bus through all doors, including the middle doors. If you have a valid ticket, you do not need to show it to the driver or a card reader. Card readers are only at the front door.

Route and timetables of bus 8X in the Journey Planner:

Jätkäsaari – Opera

Opera – Jätkäsaari

Stops served by replacement bus 8X from Jätkäsaari to Arabia:

  • Saukonpaasi (H0295), tram stop
  • Crusellinsilta (H0293), tram stop
  • Kaapelitehdas (H0291), tram stop
  • Ruoholahti (M) (H0213), tram stop, bay 2, interchange with the metro
  • Itämerenkatu (H1336), bus stop
  • Maria (H1219), bus stop
  • Caloniuksenkatu (H1279), bus stop
  • Apollonkatu (H1307), bus stop
  • Töölöntori (H1331), bus stop
  • Ruusulankatu (H1349), bus stop on Runeberginkatu
  • Linnanmäki (etelä) (H2354), bus stop
  • Urheilutalo (H2356), bus stop
  • Helsinginkatu (H2150), bus stop
  • Sörnäinen (M) (H2411), bus stop, bay 16, interchange with the metro
  • Ristikkokatu (H3021), bus stop
  • Paavalinkirkko (H3025, St. Paul’s Church), bus stop
  • Kumpulan kampus (H3037), bus stop
  • Kokkosaarenkatu (H3041), bus stop 
  • Arabia (H3043), bus stop
  • Arabianranta (H3490), bus stop

Stops served by replacement bus 8X from Arabia to Jätkäsaari:

  • Arabianranta (H3490), bus stop about 200 meters north of the tram terminus
  • Arabiankatu (H3492), bus stop
  • Kokkosaarenkatu (H3040), bus stop
  • Kumpulan kampus (H3036), bus stop
  • Paavalinkirkko (H3026, St. Paul’s Church), bus stop
  • Vallilan varikko (H3024, Vallila depot), bus stop
  • Ristikkokatu (H3022), bus stop
  • Sörnäinen (M) (H2151), bus stop on Hämeenkatu, interchange with the metro
  • Helsinginkatu (H2149), bus stop
  • Urheilutalo (H2359), bus stop
  • Linnanmäki (etelä) (H2357), bus stop
  • Ooppera (H2185), bus stop on Helsinginkatu
  • Ooppera (H1332), bus stop on Runeberginkatu
  • Töölöntori (H1330), bus stop
  • Apollonkatu (H1338), bus stop
  • Arkadiankatu (H0222), bus stop
  • Maria (H0218), bus stop
  • Itämerenkatu (H0216), tram stop
  • Ruoholahti (M) (H0214), tram stop, bay 1, interchange with the metro
  • Kaapelitehdad (H1358), bus stop
  • Crusellinsilta (H1352), bus stop
  • Saukonpaasi (H0294), tram stop

Tram route 9B, Jätkäsaari – Linjat, to start

Tram 9B will start running from Jätkäsaari to Ensi linja in Kallio. The tram will run via Kamppi, the Central Railway Station and Kaisaniemi providing replacement service for the metro during the closure of the Central Railway Station Metro Station. Between Jätkasaari and Hakaniemi, tram 9B will follow the route of tram 9. In Kallio, the tram terminus will be the “Ensi linja” (H0230) stop. In Jätkäsaari, on weekdays, the tram will depart from Tahitinkatu between 3 June and 16 June. On weekends and between 17 June and 11 August, the tram will depart from the West Terminal.

Route and timetables of tram 9B in the Journey Planner:

Tahitinkatu – Linjat

Linjat – Tahitinkatu

Terminus of night tram route 9N to move to Tahitinkatu

The terminus of the night tram route 9N in Jätkäsaari will move to Tahitinkatu. The tram will no longer run via Tyynenmerenkatu.