The Metro operating hours will be extended by two hours on Friday/Saturday and Saturday/Sunday nights as of Friday 15 November. The Metro services will run every 20 minutes on both lines between 11.30pm and 1.30am. This means that there will be a metro train between Ruoholahti and Itäkeskus every 10 minutes.
There will be no separate feeder services between 11.30pm and 1.30am. If your destination is not within walking distance of a metro station, it is advisable to take an N bus from the Central Railway Station, just like at present.
When the Metro operating hours are extended, the N routes 90N, 92N, 94N, 96N and 97N serving East Helsinki will not operate some of the services between 11.30pm and 1.20am on Friday and Saturday nights.
New bus and Metro timetables as of 15 November:
The extended operating hours will be tested for 7 months until mid-June 2014. During the trial, HSL will collect customer feedback and compile statistics on the passenger numbers. As the trial will begin in mid-November, we will be able to gain experiences also on how the services work during the pre-Christmas party season.
In order to ensure the safety of passengers, the number of guards patrolling on the weekend night trains will be increased and ticket inspectors will be patrolling on the metro trains, as well.
The total cost of the trial will be about €250,000, of which some €200,000 will be paid by the city of Helsinki and the rest by the other HSL municipalities.