Changes to public transport from 10 August – switch to winter timetables

There will be changes to public transport from 10 August when services switch to winter timetables. Because our financial position has been weakened considerably by the coronavirus pandemic, we have to withdraw some routes and reduce services on some routes. The coronavirus pandemic has caused substantial losses in revenue and weakened the financial situation of our member municipalities.

The changes will affect bus and train services, in particular. We will cut peak-time services on routes with particularly low passenger numbers. In addition, services will be reduced on routes with frequent service, where passenger numbers allow. Passenger numbers have not yet returned to pre-pandemic levels.

However, we will mainly cut services at quiet times, i.e. in the evenings and at weekends. We will withdraw services with low passenger numbers. The service cuts have been selected so that the level of service in any single area does not deteriorate too much.

In addition, several improvements in the service level have been put on hold. However, Metro services will be increased as planned and the times of frequent service (with 2.5-minute headways) will be extended around the morning and afternoon peaks. Tram services will revert to winter service.

In addition, bus route 235 will be replaced by a new trunk route 200 and new bus routes will be rolled out in Lauttasaari.

Changes to bus services

Helsinki

Peak-time route 67V (Rautatientori–Torpparinmäki) will be withdrawn due to low passenger numbers. Route 67 and regional routes running via Tuusulanväylä provide alternative service. See a separate release for more details

Route 39B (Kamppi (M) – Munkkiniemi – Konala industrial area) will be withdrawn. See a separate release for more details

Saturday service on neighborhood routes 31 and 32 (Munkkivuori–Pohjois-Haaga) will be withdrawn. See a separate release for more details

Peak-time services and services at quiet times will be reduced on some frequently running routes.

There will be changes to bus routes and route numbers in Lauttasaari. A direct bus service between Lauttasaari and Kamppi will be reinstated. Read more.

Espoo

Peak-time route 238 (Leppävaara–Siikaniemi) will be withdrawn. Route 244K  (Espoon keskus – Kolmperä – Siikaniemi) will be withdrawn. All services will be transferred to route 244. The change is made in order to ensure that school journeys are available in the Heinästie area despite the withdrawal of route 238. See a separate release for more details

Routes 243 and 244 to Espoon keskus, which provide good interchanges with trains and the new trunk route 200, provide alternative service.

Route 235 will be replaced by a new trunk route, 200. See a separate release for more details

Peak-time route 565B (Espoon keskus – Jupperi) will be withdrawn. The route has had two services in the morning, to be replaced by route 565. See a separate release for more details

Weekend service on route 104 (Lauttasaari–Haukilahti) will be withdrawn due to low demand. Routes 111 and 112 provide alternative service. See a separate release for more details

Vantaa

Route 432 (Martinlaakso–Kivistö–Kirkka) will be withdrawn due to low demand. The City of Vantaa will arrange school transport in the Kirkka area. See a separate release for more details

Peak-time route 739V (Rautatientori–Torpparinmäki) will be withdrawn due to low passenger numbers. The withdrawn service will be replaced by routes running via Korso and Koivukylä as well as regional routes serving Kerava and Nikkilä. See a separate release for more details

Neighborhood route 811 will no longer run via Rajakylä due to low demand. See a separate release for more details

Sunday service on route 322 will be withdrawn. Alternative service will be provided, for example, by route 345N, which will in the future run all the day on Sundays. See a separate release for more details

We will reduce services on city internal as well as regional bus routes in Espoo and Vantaa at quiet times on weekdays and on Saturdays. Peak-time services are reduced on routes with particularly low number of passengers vis-a-vis the number of services.

Kirkkonummi, Kerava, Sipoo and Tuusula

We will reduce services with low demand on internal and regional routes. In addition, weekend service on route 172 (Matinkylä–Kantvik) will be withdrawn. The service will be replaced by route 173. Weekend services on route 173Z will be transferred to route 173. Weekend service on route 911 (Kauklahti–Masala–Kirkkonummi) will be withdrawn due to low demand. See a separate release for more details

In Tuusula, some buses will be rerouted to run via Rykmentinpuisto. See a separate release for more details

Changes to train services

There will be changes to commuter train headways on the Main Line and on the Ring Rail Line on weekday and Saturday evenings due to cost savings to offset the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. P trains will run every 15 minutes instead of every 10 minutes on weekdays and Saturdays between 7pm and 9pm. I trains will run every 15 minutes instead of every 10 minutes on weekdays and Saturdays between 6pm and 9pm. In addition, K trains will run every 15 minutes instead of every 10 minutes on weekdays and Saturdays between 6pm and 7pm.

R, Z and D trains will revert to their normal headways as the bridge work in Pukinmäki is completed.

U trains running to Siuntio will become X trains and all U trains will terminate at Kirkkonummi.

See a separate release for more details

Changes to Metro services

The Metro will operate at the frequent peak-time headways longer than before. The shortest headways are 5 minutes between Matinkylä and Vuosaari as well as between Tapiola and Mellunmäki. On the shared section of line between Tapiola and Itäkeskus, the shortest headways are 2.5 minutes. See a separate release for more details

Changes to tram services

Trams will resume normal autumn service.

Changes to ferry services

Suomenlinna ferry services will operate to the current timetable until 20 September.

Detailed timetables in the Journey Planner

You can see the new routes and timetables in the Journey Planner; remember to use a search date after 10 August 2020.

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