Changes to HSL’s transport services from Monday 19 June
Several changes will take effect on Monday 19 June. Public transport will switch to summer timetables, ticket sales on commuter trains will end and a bicycle transport trial on commuter trains will begin on the coming Monday. In addition, from Monday, all commuter trains will be low-floor FLIRT trains and the old Pasila station will be closed.
Public transport will switch to summer timetables, ticket sales on commuter trains will end and a bicycle transport trial on commuter trains will begin on Monday 19 June. In addition, from Monday, all commuter trains will be low-floor FLIRT trains and the old Pasila station will be closed.
Summer timetables into effect on 19 June
Public transport will switch to summer timetables on 19 June. The timetables will be in effect until 13 August. Construction works and street works cause changes to bus stops around Helsinki. Information about timetables and possible diversions and other changes is available at hsl.fi. The Journey Planner always finds you the fastest, disruption free routes.
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Ticket sales on commuter trains end on 19 June
Ticket sales on commuter trains in the capital region will end on Monday 19 June. In the future, tickets must be bought in advance. There are a number of ticket options: Travel Card season and value tickets, mobile tickets and advance purchase single tickets.
Three ways of buying a ticket:
1. The most economic: Buy a Travel Card season ticket or load value on your card and pay your fare with it.
2. Always with you: Download the HSL Mobile ticket app on your smartphone and buy mobile tickets. You can have them charged to your phone bill or credit card.
3. In advance: Buy your ticket at a ticket machine at the station, or buy a single ticket from an R-kiosk other HSL sales point. You can buy several single tickets in advance; the tickets are valid from the moment they are first used.
Bicycles allowed on commuter trains at all times from 19 June
HSL and VR will undertake a one-year trial during which bicycles are allowed on commuter trains free of charge also at peak times, provided there is room. From 19 June, all HSL commuter train services will be operated with the new Sm5 or Flirt trains, with special carriages for transporting bicycles, wheelchairs and prams. The doors of the carriages are marked with a dotted line bicycle symbol to facilitate finding the right door. At peak times 7am-9am an 3pm-6pm trains can be very crowded so it is advisable to avoid taking your bike on board at peak times.