Transport Service Plan 2022-2023 open for comments until 12 December
We develop a transport service plan annually. The plan sets out changes to bus, train, tram, metro and ferry services for the following year.
View the draft plan and tell us what you think
Read more about our plans below. You have until 12 December 2021 to comment on the draft on this page. After that, we will carefully consider all comments and review the plan once more.
Our Executive Board will discuss the plan on 18 January 2022.
Most of the changes will take effect in August 2022.
Next year, the tram service area will expand with the completion of new sections of track.
Tram route 9
We prepare for the opening of the Ilmala tramway in August 2022. Tram route 9 will be extended from Pasila station via Pasilansilta, Pasilankatu and Radiokatu to Ilmalantori. See a map showing the new route of tram 9
Tram route 7
Tram route 7 will be extended from Pasila station to Meilahti via Pasilansilta, Pasilankatu, Veturitie, Nordenskiöldinkatu, Reijolankatu, Mannerheimintie and Tukholmankatu in August 2022.
The tram will terminate at Rosina Heikelin puisto close to Meilahti Hospital. With the extension of tram route 7, the terminus of tram route 2 in Pasila will move from the front of the Mall of Tripla to Ratapihantie. See a map showing the new route of tram 7
Tram route 2
As of August 2022, tram 2 will run directly from Pasilankatu to Pasilansilta, i.e. the tram will no longer run via Pasilanraitio. The change is due to the construction of the Kalasatama tramway.
Trams are expected to return to Pasilanraitio in 2024, when the Kalasatama tramway is completed.
On Pasilankatu, trams 2 and 7 have stops to the east of Pasilansilta. Tram 9 has two pairs of stops to the north of Pasilansilta.
See a map showing the new route of tram 2
Bus route 55
As of August 2022, bus 55 will run from Sörnäisten rantatie via the extension of Vilhonvuorenkatu and Koksikatu to Hermannin rantatie. The bus will serve bus stops at the Redi shopping center close to Kalasatama Metro Station. See a map showing the new route of bus 55
Bus routes 164A and 164AV
Together with the City of Espoo, we are considering whether there is need for a bus service from Tillinmäki to Kungsgårdskolan in Kurttila in the school year 2022–2023. The bus service would be available until a new bus network is introduced when metro services to Kivenlahti start.
It would be possible to provide the service by extending some services on routes 164A and 164AV to Kurttila around school start and end times.
Bus route 213
One vehicle will be added on route 213, Kamppi–Espoon keskus–Kauklahti, at peak times from 15 August 2022. At the busiest times, the bus will run every 20–30 minutes.
Bus routes 618 and 625
Neighborhood routes 625 and 618 will be merged into a new route 625, which will run from Tikkurila via Tarhurinpuisto and Koivukylä to Rekolanmäki.
The route will no longer serve the section of route between the Tikkurila laboratory and Unikkotie nor Simonkylä and Leinelä.
The new route will run Monday to Friday about 6am to 6pm. At peak times, the bus will run every 30 minutes, during the daytime every 60 minutes.
The new route will improve transport links in the Tarhurinpuisto neighborhood, where walking distances to the closest stops for other bus routes as well as to Hiekkaharju railway station are long. See route 625 on map
The change is made because passenger numbers on route 618 have been low. Nearly all stops served by route 618 are also served by other bus routes providing frequent service to Tikkurila, Koivukylä and the Peijas Hospital.
Bus route 977(V)
The terminus of bus route 977(V) will move from Lahdentie to the end of Kutinmäentie in Kytömaa. The change will bring bus service to the Kytömaa neighborhood.
Bus 977 will run from Kytömaa to Kerava station via Päivölä as currently and bus 977V will run along Kytömaantie via Ylikerava as currently. See route 977(V) on map
We are preparing for changes related to the construction and test runs of the second phase of the West Metro. We are also preparing for the opening of the metro extension to Kivenlahti to passenger traffic. Metro service to Kivenlahti is expected to start in 2023.
In spring 2022, the metro will run every six minutes at peak times because trains are needed for test runs on the Matinkylä–Kivenlahti section of line.
The metro will revert to five-minute headways at peak times in August and will again run every 2.5 minutes between Tapiola and Itäkeskus.
When the metro extension to Kivenlahti is opened, all services between about 8.30pm and 11.30pm as well as on weekend mornings will run to Kivenlahti. The headways will be 15 minutes, between Kivenlahti and Itäkeskus 7.5 minutes.
There will be no major changes to the commuter train services procured by HSL in 2022–2023.
There may be changes to train services due to track work especially at nighttime and on weekends from summer 2022. Planned works include the construction of the Espoo city rail link and switch maintenance work in Tikkurila.
There are no planned changes to Suomenlinna ferry services in 2022.
Route network plans approved previously will be implemented
There will be major changes to bus services in West Vantaa and in Central and North Espoo in August 2022 with the implementation of the Route Network Plan for Hämeenlinnanväylä and Vihdintie.
Trunk bus routes 520 and 530 will not start until 2023. During the transition period, bus route 555 will continue to run from Keilaniemi via Leppävaara and Hämevaara to Myyrmäki and Martinlaakso.
Some changes have been made to route numbers outlined in the approved route network plan. The bus from Leppävaara via Hämevaara and Pähkinärinne to Vantaankoski will be numbered 522 instead of 555 as outlined in the route network plan.
Bus 335 will start running via Hämevaara when bus route 555 is withdrawn. Bus 565 will continue running until trunk route 530 starts operating. Route 565 will be shortened to run between Myyrmäki and Espoon keskus.
Feeder services will improve around Kivistö center as of August 2022, when the route network plan is rolled out. Changes to routes and number of services are small.
Bus route 561 will replace bus route 616 between Tammisto and Kivistö. The bus will run more frequently than outlined in the route network plan (see Tuusulanväylä Route Network Plan)
There will be changes to many bus routes in Central Vantaa from August 2022. There will also be some changes in Suutarila, Helsinki.
Contrary to previous plans, bus 576 will run in Viertola and Koivuhaka from Peltolantie to Puutarhatie via Osmankäämintie and Tikkurilantie. The direct route from Peltolantie to Puutarhatie outlined in the route network plan is not possible. See route 576 on map
Contrary to previous plans, bus 611 will run from Ala-Tikkurila to Tikkurila Travel Center via Tikkuritie, Kielotie, Talvikkitie, Tikkurilantie, Kielotie, Unikkotie and Ratatie. No new stops will be introduced on Talvikkitie. See route 611 on map
There will be minor changes to bus routes in Kirkkonummi at the beginning of 2023 when the new transport service contract takes effect.
There will be changes to feeder services in South Espoo when the metro extension to Kivenlahti opens in 2023, according to current estimates. The timing of the changes will be specified later.