HSL public transport to switch to winter timetables on 14 August – New tram network and North East Helsinki bus network introduced
Helsinki region public transport will switch to winter timetables on 14 August. There will be major changes to several routes. At the same time, a new tram network and North East Helsinki bus network will be rolled out. Changes will take place also in other parts of the HSL area.
Changes to tram services from 14 August
Helsinki’s new tram network will be launched on 14 August. There will be changes to tram routes 1, 2, 3, 7 and 9. The new route network is designed to ensure even and regular headways on the most important sections of street network with a combination of two routes. Each tram route provides easy access to the key hubs, from where passengers can continue using another mode of transport or by foot.
All tram routes will have a departure and end point, when the so called circular routes are replaced by straight ones. Trams 2 and 3 will no longer run a figure of eight loop and trams 7A and 7B will be replaced by new routes 2 and 7 (West Terminal – Itä-Pasila).
For more information about the new tram routes, see see hsl.fi/en/tramroutes2017
Changes to bus services from 14 August
The biggest changes to bus routes will take place in North East Helsinki, where a totally new route network will be rolled out. Most of the bus routes in the area will change and some route numbers will change, too. In addition, some routes will be withdrawn and replaced by rerouting others.
For more information, see hsl.fi/en/route-network-plans/route-network-plan-north-east-helsinki
Other changes to bus services from 14 August
Major changes to bus departure bays at the Railway Square
Route 17 is extended to Hakaniemi and Salmisaari
Changes to route 79 also in Herttoniemi
Changes to Helsinki neighborhood routes
Routes 37 and 39N extended from Malminkartano to Honkasuo
Bus 23 rerouted in Ruskeasuo, weekend night route 23N is extended to Jätkäsaari
In addition, bus 36 starts running on weekends. This will improve bus services in North West Helsinki.
Buses 46 and 65 as well as neighborhood routes 148 and 149 rerouted in Espoonlahti
Changes to bus departure bays at Leppävaara terminal
New stops opened on route 203 on Painiityntie
Bus 554 rerouted, Leppävaara served by new route 553
In addition, bus 201 starts running on Saturdays.
Changes to bus departure bays at the Tikkurila Travel Center
Ratatie in Tikkurila is opened to bus traffic
Route 561 extended from Aviapolis to Helsinki Airport
Bus stop change for route 615 on Tikkurilantie
Buses 561 and 621 rerouted to run via Äyritie and Perintötie in Veromies
Transport services in the Fazer area improve
Changes to train services from 14 August
A trains start running earlier on Saturdays and Sundays. E trains starts running on Sundays about 10am-9pm every 30 minutes. In addition, E train operating hours are extended until 9pm on Saturday evenings. A new L train service from Helsinki at 0.33am starts running on Friday and Saturday nights.
Changes to Metro services from 14 August
The Metro resumes shorter headways, with trains running every 5 minutes between Kamppi and Mellunmäki as well as Ruoholahti and Vuosaari and every 2.5 minutes between Kamppi and Itäkeskus.
Timetables from 14 August
You can search routes from 14 August in the Journey Planner. HSL no longer publishes timetable booklets but timetable leaflets are available at HSL service points. In addition, printable timetables are available on our website.