The sympathy strike affecting HSL bus services to end on Tuesday 26 November at 3am. Services return to normal gradually after 3am

Updated 25 Nov 8pm

The sympathy strike affecting HSL bus services ends on Tuesday 26 November at 3am. Services will return to normal gradually after 3am, some early morning services may be cancelled.

 

About 40% of scheduled services are currently operated. Use the Journey Planner to find the locations of buses along the routes. The list of routes operating has been updated. Normal service and passenger numbers on the Metro and commuter trains. Services are expected to return to normal gradually from 3am on Tuesday morning, some early morning services may be cancelled.

The Transport Workers’ Union AKT has announced a sympathy strike in support of the ongoing national postal workers’ strike. The strike begins at 3am on Monday 25 November and ends at 3am on Tuesday 26 November. It will cause significant disruptions to bus services in the HSL area. Information about how many bus drivers will be working and which routes might be operating will not be available until the strike begins.

According to current information, commuter trains, the metro, trams and the Suomenlinna ferry will run as usual. Passengers are advised to use rail services instead of buses where possible and to allow extra time for their journeys. Rail services may be more congested than usual on Monday.

The strike affects bus services procured by HSL, which means that, according to current information, it would not affect U-line buses. U-line buses are bus services whose routes extend to outside the HSL area. The buses have U signs on the front. More information about U-line buses is available here.

If possible, telecommuting is a good option on Monday. As there will probably be more cars and taxis on the streets than usual, people are advised to avoid driving in Helsinki city center.

Use the HSL Journey Planner to plan your journey. When you untick the bus option in the settings, the planner will only suggest rail and ferry connections. You can also use the planner to find out if there are buses operating on a given route. (Link: How to use the Journey Planner when there is a strike)

Ticket inspectors and VR’s conductors will be assisting passengers at major bus terminals on Monday morning. We advise passengers to follow our website for more information.

NB! There are problems with ticket sales on the HSL app. We advise passengers to purchase their tickets using other methods. Single tickets are available from kiosks, ticket machines and bus drivers. In Helsinki, you can also buy single tickets from parking ticket machines.

Season ticket refund due to the bus driver strike on 25 November

If you have a valid season ticket either on your HSL card or on the HSL app and you are unable to use public transport on your regular journeys due to the strike, you may get refund for your ticket. We refund one day of season tickets. The refund is given as a season ticket or value loaded on HSL card. If you have a season ticket on the HSL app, the refund is issued at as a ticket code. You can use the code to buy a day ticket via the app. More information and refund claim form

According to current information, the following services will be running during the strike:

Commuter trains

Metro

Trams

Suomenlinna ferry (Market Square-Suomenlinna)

The following bus routes:

  • 15 Ruoholahti (M)-Salmisaari
  • 16 Rautatientori-Korkeasaari
  • 20 Ruoholahti-Katajaharju
  • 20N Asema-aukio-Lauttasaari
  • 21 Eira-Vattuniemi
  • 21B Lauttasaari-Vattuniemi
  • 34 Munkkivuori-Kaskisaari
  • 54 Itäkeskus-Pitäjänmäki
  • 90 Vuosaari-Vuosaari Harbour
  • 90A Rautatientori-Vuosaari Harbour
  • 90N Rautatientori-Kallvikintie
  • 91Rapuojantie-Puroniitty
  • 96 Vuosaari-Porslahdentie
  • 96N Rautatientori-Vuosaari
  • 116 Tapiola - Pohjois-Tapiola
  • 117 Tapiola-Itäranta-Tapiola
  • 119 Tapiola-Niittykumpu
  • 137 Matinkylä (M)-Kuitinmäki
  • 138 Matinkylä (M)-Matinkallio
  • 148 Espoonlahti center-Iivisniemi
  • 149 Espoonlahti center-Kivenlahti
  • 166 Vanttila-Lasilaakso
  • 167 Vanttila-Järvikylä
  • 168 Espoon keskus-Kivenlahti
  • 169 Espoon keskus-Suvela
  • 207 Leppävaara-Lintukorpi
  • 225 Leppävaara-Högnäs
  • 229 Leppävaara-Viherlaakso
  • 232 Kirkkotie-Kasavuori-Kirkkotie
  • 241 Espoon keskus-Hirvisuo
  • 313 Kaivoksela-Hämeenkylä
  • 432 Martinlaakso-Kirkka
  • 444 Kivistö-Riipilä
  • 446 Kivistö-Kesäkylä
  • 447 Kivistö-Kesäkylä
  • 544 Leppävaara-Kivenlahti
  • 565 Vantaankoski-Jorvi-Espoon keskus
  • 701Viikki-Malmi-Siltamäki
  • 719 Nybygget-Hakunila
  • 801 Itäkeskus-Varjakanvalkama
  • 802 Itäkeskus-Jollas
  • 805 Itäkeskus-Myllypuro
  • 811 Kivikko-Rajakylä
  • 812 Mellunmäki-Herttoniemi
  • 813 Vuosaari-Pohjoinen ostoskeskus
  • 814 Vuosaari-Koukkusaarentie
  • 815 Vuosaari-Isonvillasaarentie
  • 816 Vuosaari-Ramsinniemi
  • 817 Vuosaari-Kallahti
  • 818 Vuosaari-Mellunmäki
  • 819 Vuosaari-Uutela
  • 961 Korso-Hyrylä(-Nurmijärvi)
  • 964 Hyrylä-Rannikonmäki
  • 966 Jokela-Terrisuo
  • 967 Jokela-Kellokoski
  • Kirkkonummi service routes

Some services will operate on routes:

36 (12noon-4pm), 603, 704 (from 8.20am)

U-line services:

  • 191 Kirkkonummi - Pikkala th. (-Inkoo)
  • 192 Helsinki - Länsiväylä (-Inkoo)
  • 192T Helsinki - Lauttasaari - Länsiväylä (-Inkoo)
  • 192T3 Kamppi - Siuntio (-Inkoo-Karjaa)
  • 192V Helsinki - Lauttasaari - Länsiväylä (-Inkoo)
  • 192K Helsinki - Länsiväylä - Kirkkonummen asema (-Inkoo)
  • 275 Leppävaara - Nihtisilta - Turunväylä - Veikkola
  • 280 Kamppi - Turunväylä - Veikkola
  • 346 Helsinki - Kalajärvi (-Vihti)
  • 453 Kamppi - Keimola - Luhtaanmäki (-Klaukkala)
  • 455 Kamppi - Keimola - Luhtaanmäki (-Klaukkala)
  • 455A Kamppi - Keimola - Luhtaanmäki (-Klaukkala)
  • 456 Kamppi - Keimola - Luhtaanmäki (-Klaukkala)
  • 456N Kamppi - Keimola - Luhtaanmäki (-Klaukkala)
  • 457 Kamppi - Keimola - Luhtaanmäki (-Klaukkala)
  • 457A Kamppi - Keimola - Luhtaanmäki (-Klaukkala)
  • 457B Kamppi - Keimola - Luhtaanmäki (-Klaukkala)
  • 459 Kamppi - Keimola - Luhtaanmäki (-Klaukkala)
  • 465 Kamppi - Keimola – Syväoja
  • 465A Kamppi - Keimola - Klaukkala / Nurmijärvi
  • 465B Kamppi - Keimola - Klaukkala / Nurmijärvi
  • 662 Kamppi - Hyrylä - Hyvinkää
  • 848 Kamppi - Pasila - Viikki - Söderkulla - Porvoo
  • 953 Kivistö station - Luhtaanmäki (-Klaukkala)
  • 953A Kivistö station - Luhtaanmäki (-Klaukkala)
  • 955 Kivistö station – Nurmijärvi
  • 955A Kivistö station – Nurmijärvi
  • 983 Kerava station - Nikkilä - Kilpilahti

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