New card readers piloted

New card readers are coming soon! The replacement of card readers is part of an extensive reform to make buying and using tickets easier and to upgrade our back-end systems. The first new card readers will be available for pilot testing in early 2024.

Zone buttons in two views

The way tickets are purchased will not change with the new card reader. However, as the new reader has a smaller screen than the current one, the zone buttons are split into two.

At first, the card readers will only accept HSL cards. Later in the year we will introduce contactless payment, which will allow tickets to be purchased with Visa and Mastercard.

Card readers replaced in phases

The new readers are installed in phases. According to current estimates, all 4,200 readers at stations and on board vehicles will be replaced by the end of 2024. During the installations, there will be both new and old card readers in use at the same time.​

The pilot phase began with one new card reader that was placed on the Suomenlinna ferry pier. After this, two new readers were installed at the Kalasatama metro station and on trunk route bus 600. The next step is to install new readers on one tram and commuter train as well as at metro stations.

Try the new reader

You can use the test reader to see how to buy a ticket and where to show your HSL card on the new reader.

Read more about the HSL card

You can use the card to pay all your public transport fares in the HSL area.

How to use the new card reader

Questions and answers about the new card reader