No metro service east of Lauttasaari on 12-13 January 2019, replacement buses operating

On Saturday 12 January and Sunday 13 January, the metro will not operate east of Lauttasaari. Metro service will be replaced by replacement buses, tram 11 as well as by buses 147N, 20X and 21X. The disruption is due to the installation of a new interlocking.

There will be staff at key metro stations to assist passengers and direct them to the stops for replacement buses. The routes and timetables of the replacement buses are available in the Journey Planner. Please note that tickets are not sold on the replacement buses with the route number 99.

Changes on Saturday 12 January and Sunday 13 January

Metro services between Lauttasaari and Mellunmäki and between Lauttasaari and Vuosaari will be disrupted 12-13 January. In other words, there will be no metro service from Lauttasaari eastwards. All westbound trains will run from Lauttasaari to Matinkylä. The metro will run between Lauttasaari and Matinkylä every five minutes on both days.    

First and last metro services from Matinkylä and Lauttasaari on 12-13 January

Metro replacement services

The metro will be replaced by buses running from East Helsinki to the city center and Lauttasaari. In addition, buses 20X and 21 will run from Vattuniemi and Katajaharju to the Kamppi bus station and tram 11 will run between Sörnäinen and Salmisaari. The metro will run between Lauttasaari and Matinkylä every five minutes. 

Replacement services on Saturday 12 January and Sunday 13 January

On Saturday and Sunday, the metro will be replaced by the following buses from Lauttasaari and Railway Square (Rautatientori) to East Helsinki: 99B, Lauttasaari (M) – Rautatientori - Herttoniemi (M), 99M, Rautatientori - Itäkeskus (M) - Mellunmäki (M) and 99V, Lauttasaari (M) – Rautatientori – Itäkeskus (M) - Vuosaari (M)

  • Route of bus 99B in the Journey Planner Map and timetables for bus 99B
  • Route of bus 99M in the Journey Planner Map and timetables for bus 99M
  • Route of bus 99V in the Journey Planner Map of bus 99V and timetables for bus 99V

    The buses will run from 5am on Saturday morning and from 6am on Sunday morning. Early in the morning, the buses will run every 10 minutes, approximately 9am-8.30pm every five minutes and for the rest of the evening every 10 minutes. The last services will leave around 11.30pm. The buses will stop at designated bus stops.

     Lauttasaari bus routes 20, 21 and 21B will be replaced by buses 20X and 21X on 12-13 January. Bus 20X will run form Kamppi to Katajaharju via Lauttasaari Metro Station and bus 21X from Kamppi to Vattuniemi via Lauttasaari Metro Station. The buses will serve all bus stops along their routes. The section of route of buses 20 and 21 from Itämerenkatu via Hietalahdenranta, Bulevardi and Albertinkatu/Fredrikinkatu to Laivurinkatu will not be served because the replacement buses will run to Kamppi.  The combined headways of buses 20X and 21X will be approximately 10 minutes in the morning and approximately five minutes during the daytime and in the evening. 

  • Route of bus 20X and bus 21X in the Journey Planner Map for routes 20X and 21X

     Bus 147N, Kamppi-Soukka-Kivenlahti, will run exceptionally throughout the day from morning to evening on 12-13 January. The buses will run every 15-30 minutes approximately 8am-11.30pm.

Route of bus 147N in the Journey Planner Map and timetables for bus 147N

In the central city area, the metro will be replaced by tram 11, running from Salmisaari via Ruoholahti (M), Kamppi (M), Central Railway Station, Helsinki University (M), Hakaniemi (M) and Sörnäinen (M) to Paavalinkirkko (St. Paul's Church). The tram will serve all stops along the routes and it will run on Saturday 12 January every ten minutes approximately 5.30am-11.50pm. On Sunday 13 January, the tram will run every 12 minutes approximately 7am-11pm.

Travel on the replacement buses

Passengers are advised to allow extra time for their journeys during the metro service disruption. The replacement buses may become crowded and there may not always be room for passengers with prams. Bicycles are not allowed on the replacement buses. Myös autoilijoiden kannattaa harkita, onko Helsingin keskustassa ajaminen metrokatkon viikonloppuna tarpeen, koska siellä kulkee busseja tavallista enemmän. 

 Tickets on replacement buses

  • The replacement buses 99B, 99M/MX and 99V/VX and tram 11 accept the same tickets as other HSL transport services. However, drivers will not sell tickets on these services. Please by your ticket in advance. The buses have open fare collection, i.e. passengers with a valid ticket can board the buses through all doors, including the middle doors.
  • On routes 21X and 20X, tickets are available from drivers and passengers with a valid ticket will exceptionally be able to board the buses also through the middle doors.
  • Bus 147N is a regular bus service and tickets are available from the drivers as usual. The bus does not have open fare collection, i.e. passengers can board the buses only at the front.

Locations of stops for the replacement buses

You can check the locations of the stops for the replacement buses, for example, on posters at metro stations. The stops are indicated with replacement service signs. https://www.hsl.fi/modules/file/icons/application-pdf.pngThe PDF file shows replacement services by station

  • Lauttasaari: Replacement buses depart from platform 3 on Lauttasaarentie. Please use exit B to Otavantie from the metro station.
  • Ruoholahti: Replacement buses leave from the “Länsiväylä” stops on Porkkalankatu. Replacement tram 11 to Sörnäinen leaves from platform 2 on Itämerenkatu.
  • Kamppi: Replacement buses with route number 99 leave from the “Kampintori” stops on Urho Kekkosen katu. Replacement tram 11 to Ruoholahti and Sörnäinen leave from the “Kampintori” tram stops. Buses 20X and 21X to Lauttasaari leave from the Kamppi local bus terminal
  • Rautatientori: Replacement buses with route number 99 to Lauttasaari leave from platform 15 on Mikonkatu Replacement buses with route number 99 to the east leave from platform 16 in front of Ateneum. Replacement trams 11 to Ruoholahti and Sörnäinen leave from the Kaivokatu tram stops.
  • Helsinki University: Replacement buses with route number 99 to Lauttasaari and Rautatiento as well as to the east leave from the “Kaisaniemenpuisto” stops. Replacement trams 11 to Ruoholahti and Sörnäinen leave from the “Kaisaniemenkatu” tram stops.
  • Hakaniemi: Replacement buses towards East Helsinki, Lauttasaari and downtown Helsinki depart from Hakaniemenranta and replacement tram 11 serves the tram stops in Hakaniemi.
  • Sörnäinen: Replacement buses towards East Helsinki and Lauttasaari leave from the “Suvilahti” bus stops on Sörnäisten rantatie. Replacent tram 11 to Ruoholahti leaves from the Sörnäinen tram stop. Regular eastbound bus services run along Junatie. Regular bus and tram services to downtown Helsinki run along Hämeentie.
  • Kalasatama: Replacement buses with route number 99 to Lauttasaari and Rautatientori as well as to the east leave from the “Itäväylä” stops.
  • Kulosaari: Replacement buses with route number 99 to Lauttasaari and Rautatientori as well as to the east leave from the “Tupasaari” stops.
  • Herttoniemi: Replacement buses to downtown Helsinki and Lauttasaari depart from platforms 12 and 16. Replacement buses to Itäkeskus, Mellunmäki and Vuosaari depart from platform 17, located across Itäväylä.
  • Siilitie: Replacement buses with route number 99 to Lauttasaari and Rautatientori leave from platform 1 and buses to Itäkeskus, Mellunmäki and Vuosaari leave from the bus stop located on the ramp to the south of Itäväylä.
  • Itäkeskus: Replacement buses to downtown Helsinki and Lauttasaari depart from platform 30. Replacement buses to Mellunmäki leave from platform 2 and buses to Vuosaari leave from platform 26 at the bus terminal.
  • Myllypuro: Replacement buses with route number 99 to Rautatientori and Mellunmäki leave from the Liikuntamylly bus stops on Ring Road I.
  • Kontula: Replacement buses 99M from Kontulantie: To Rautatientori and Itäkeskus from platform 22 and to Mellunmäki from platform 21.
  • Mellunmäki: Replacement buses with route number 99 to Rautatientori leave from platform 15 in the Mellunmäki bus terminal.
  • Puotila: Replacement buses from Meripellontie and Korsholmantie / Ring Road I. Regular bus services to Itäkeskus run along Vanhanlinnantie and Itäväylä.
  • Rastila: Replacement buses to downtown Helsinki, Lauttasaari and Vuosaari serve the stop on the Vuotie ramps.
  • Vuosaari: Replacement buses to downtown Helsinki leave from platform 16.

More information about the disruption, replecament services and opening hours of metro stations

Advise is available by calling HSL’s Customer Service line 8am-5pm on both Saturday 12 January and Sunday 13 January.

Opening hours of metro stations:

There will be exceptions to the opening hours of metro stations over the weekend. Between Matinkylä and Lauttasaari the stations will be open as usual.

  • Ruoholahti: This station is closed on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Kamppi: West end to Fredrikinkatu and Kamppi Center are open as usual
  • Central Railway Station: The station is open as usual
  • Helsinki University: The station is open as usual
  • Hakaniemi: North end is closed on Saturday and Sunday. South end (facing the market square) is open on Saturday 8.30am-6.30pm and on Sunday 11.30am-6.30pm
  • Sörnäinen: The station is open during the opening hours of the stores on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Kalasatama: The station is closed on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Kulosaari: The station is closed on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Herttoniemi: The station is open as usual.
  • Siilitie: The station is open on Saturday 7am-10.30pm and on Sunday 8.30am-9.30pm.
  • Itäkeskus: The west end is open as usual. The east end is closed on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Myllypuro: The east end is closed from 6pm on Friday. The west end is open until 9.30pm on Friday. The station is open on Saturday 8.30am-8.30pm and on Sunday 9.30am-8.30pm.
  • Kontula: The west end is closed from 6pm on Friday. The east end is open as usual on Friday and on Saturday from 6.30am to the end of service and on Sunday 7.30am-10.30pm.
  • Mellunmäki: The station is open as usual.
  • Puotila: The west end is closed from 6pm on Friday. The east end is open as usual on Friday. The station is open on Saturday 10.30am-11.30pm and on Sunday 10.30am-11.30pm.
  • Rastila: The east end is closed from 6pm on Friday. The west end is closed from 11.30pm. The station is open on Saturday 10.30am-11.30pm and on Sunday 10.30am-11.30pm.
  • Vuosaari: The west end is closed from 6pm on Friday. The east end is open until 10.30pm on Friday. The station is open on Saturday 6.30am-10.30pm and on Sunday 7.30am-9.30pm.
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