Bus route 8X shortened to operate only between Jätkäsaari and Vallilan varikko from 7 June

From Friday 7 June, the route of bus 8X will be shortened and the bus will only run between Jätkäsaari and Vallilan varikko (Vallila depot). In other words, the bus will no longer serve the section of route between Arabia and Vallilan varikko.

The purpose of the change is to ensure that the bus route is able to provide a punctual and reliable service. Bus route 8X has faced challenges during the first week in June. More information is available in the our separate bulletin.

The change makes it possible for the buses to keep up with their timetables, as they will have more time to reach their terminus. Increasing the number of buses or using buses with a higher passenger capacity have been suggested as a solution to the problem. However, these means are unfortunately not possible due to the current summer holiday period, which restricts the number of available drivers and vehicles.

The tendering process for the bus route was completed already in January, meaning that any new larger changes to the service will require a long procurement procedure.

Tram 6 and bus route 71 running via Hämeentie as well as routes 77N and 78N operating at night still offer alternative transport services from Arabia towards Sörnäinen.

Linja 8X reitti lyhenee