HSL invites comments on the West Metro feeder bus route network

The West Metro will start to run to Matinkylä at the beginning of 2016. The bus route network will be reorganized because an increasing number of journeys will be made by rail. HSL has recently completed a new draft route network plan for the West Metro feeder services. In January HSL will hold four residents meetings to present the draft plan. Residents can also comment on the draft plan online until 2 February.

The West Metro will cause changes to the bus routes in South Espoo and Lauttasaari. The Metro will also affect services in areas around the coastal rail line in Espoo and Kauniainen as well as bus services Lehtisaari and Kuusisaari in Helsinki. There will be changes also to the bus routes in Veräjälaakso, Länsi-Pakila and Maunula.

The West Metro will provide a trunk connection from South Espoo via Lauttasaari to the center of Helsinki and East of Helsinki. When the Metro services begin, bus routes operating to Kamppi along Länsiväylä are withdrawn because the services would overlap with the Metro. Bus services in South Espoo and Lauttasaari will be mainly feeder services and, for example, journeys to the downtown Helsinki will in the future be made by bus and metro. An increasing number of city internal journeys will also be made by rail. The key feeder terminals will be constructed in Tapiola and Matinkylä.

The aim of the feeder bus route network plan has been simplify the route network and make if more efficient. This includes decreasing the number of routes and route versions. The aim is to provide public transport services to stops and streets with reasonable walking distances.   

HSL presents the West Metro feeder bus route network in residents' meetings

HSL holds four residents' meetings in January where people can come and have a look at the plan. The draft plan is presented at Kino Tapiola, Kino Omena, Lauttasaari Library and Kivenlahti Library. At the meetings held at the two libraries, people can discuss the plan with HSL’s planners.  

Residents' meetings:

  • Tuesday 14 January at 6pm, Kino Tapiola
  • Tuesday 21 Januery at 5pm, Kino Omena
  • Thursday 23 January 3pm-7pm, Lauttasaari Library
  • Tuesday 28 January 3pm-7pm, Kivenlahti Library

Draft plan and commenting

You can have a look at the draft plan and comment on it using the link above.