West Metro has moved into pre-operational phase

Helsinki Metro operator HKL has announced that the West Metro has moved into pre-operation phase. Last week, Länsimetro Oy handed overe the metro line and stations to HKL and preparations to start passenger services on the line are in full swing.

The pre-operational phase involves various works to prepare the launch of services on the new section of line. During the weeks to come, HKL will be checking numerous details to ensure a smooth and safe commencement of operations.

In addition to other preparations, next week HKL will be performing test runs between Matinkylä and eastern Helsinki. Test runs will be performed every day except for Wednesday and passengers must get of at the latest at Ruoholahti.

The opening day of the West Metro has not yet been set. HSL will decide on the opening of the line when it is known how much time HKL needs for the preparations.

More information about the future Metro services is available at hsl.fi/en/westmetro.