HSL’s transport service plan 2019: new trunk routes launched and new feeder services in Tuusula and Kerava

HSL’s bus network will be enhanced in 2019 with the introduction of trunk bus routes 500 and 510. Significant changes will be made to the bus routes in North Espoo and Leppävaara. Bus services in Tuusula and Kerava will focus on feeder services. The most significant change in commuter train services will be the merging of the K and N trains.

HSL will continue to expand its trunk bus network in 2019. Route 500 between Itäkeskus and Munkkivuori will replace route 58 in August at the start of the autumn timetable period. At the same time, route 510 between Herttoniemi and Westendinasema will replace route 551. The purpose of these trunk routes is to make travel both faster and more punctual.

Changes will be made to the bus routes in North Espoo and Leppävaara at the start of the autumn timetable period. Regional services running along Turuntie will be centralized to route 235, which will operate from Elielinaukio via Leppävaara and Karakallio to Espoon keskus at 10-minute intervals. Buses 202, 215, 502, 214, 243, 245 and 566 will run more frequently.

In Tuusula and Kerava, all direct bus services to Helsinki will be replaced at the beginning of the autumn timetable period with more frequent and more comprehensive feeder services. The role of Kerava station as a public transport node will become more important.

In Sipoo, there will be changes to bus routes in Nikkilä and Söderkulla in August. The old bus station in Nikkilä will be decommissioned, which will cause changes to almost every bus route in Nikkilä. Journeys from Itäkeskus to Nikkilä and Eriksnäs will become direct when route 841 from Itäkeskus to Söderkulla will be divided into routes 841, Itäkeskus–Nikkilä, and 842, Itäkeskus–Eriksnäs.

More services will be added on elsinki bus routes 55, 56, 57 and Espoo route 544 to help reduce overload. Route 56, Kannelmäki-Kalasatama, will begin operating at weekends.

Future K train stops include Käpylä, Pukinmäki and Oulunkylä

The most significant change in commuter train services will be the merging of the K and N trains at the start of the autumn timetable period. The new train will be identified by the letter K, and like the N train, it will also stop at Käpylä, Pukinmäki and Oulunkylä. The Y train will start stopping at Kauklahti.

For metro services, HSL is preparing to extend some peak time services that currently end at Tapiola to Matinkylä.

No significant route changes have been planned to tram services, but after the public transport terminal in Pasila opens in the autumn, the termini for trams 2 and 7 will be moved from Länsi-Pasila to Pasila Station.

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