HSL Executive Board approved the tram route network plan on 10 February 2015.
Tram route network plan (in Finnish)
The tram route network, which has been rather static for several decades, needs to be reviewed because the city is changing. Former harbor areas in Helsinki are being turned into residential and business areas and traffic in the city center is growing. Also people’s travel habits and values are changing.
The completion of the Ring Rail Line and West Metro will also affect travel in the city center. The new rail links will bring in passengers from a larger area than before and passenger number will grow also in the city center.
Tram service passenger numbers are on the rise. HSL wants to develop tram routes in order for the positive trend to continue and even get stronger.