Mannerheimintie will be closed to southbound buses from the Opera House on Friday 13 September between 7.30am and 9am and on Saturday 14 September between 8.30am and 9.30am due to an EU ministerial meeting taking place at the Finlandia Hall. Trams will be running. The meeting may affect traffic on exit roads from Helsinki to Helsinki Airport already on Thursday 12 September.
On Friday morning 7.30am to 9am and on Saturday morning 8.30am-9.30am, buses usually operating from Elielinaukio will depart from the Mäntymäki Field, which can be accessed from Elielinaukio by trams 1 and 2 and from Lasipalatsi by trams 4 and 10. Buses to Kamppi usually running along Mannerheimintie will run via Runeberginkatu instead of Mannerheimintin on Friday 8am-9am and on Saturday 9am-10am.
The meeting is expected to cause traffic congestion in the western central city areas and across downtown Helsinki and people are advised to use commuter trains, the metro and crosstown bus routes where possible, as well as to allow extra time for their journeys in the morning.
Information presented on timetable/info displays and in the Journey Planner may not be inaccurate.
Changes to bus services to/from Elielinaukio on Fri 13 September 7.30am-9am and Sat 14 September 8.30am-9.30am
Buses 38, 40 and 43 as well as buses 235, 321, 322, 332, 345, 411, 415, 421, 431, 435 and 436/K wil run to the Mäntymäki Field. The “Kansallismuseo” (H1907), “Hesperian puisto” (H1908, H1909 and H1911) and “Töölön kisahalli” (H1914) stops will not be served. Passengers going to the city center from the Mäntymäki Field can take a tram from the “Ooppera” tram stops on Helsinginkatu and Mannerheimintie. The buses will depart from the Mäntymäki Field 3 minutes after the departure times from Elielinaukio.
Changes to bus services to/from Kamppi terminal on Fri 13 September 8am-9an and Sat 14 September 9am-10am
Buses to the Kamppi bus station will run via Runeberginkatu (Topeliuksenkatu and Haartmaninkatu) to their normal routes. Mannerheimintie will not be served to the south from Töölön tulli. This affects buses 63, 212, 213, 280, 346, 455(A), 457, 465, 662 and 848.
The following stops will not be served: “Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu” (H1273), “Kansallismuseo” (H1906), “Hesperian puisto” (H1908, H1909 and H1911), “Ooppera” (H1999), “Töölön kisahalli” (H1913, H1914 and H1915), “Kansaneläkelaitos” (H1916 and H1917) and “Töölön tulli” (H1918, H1919 and H1921).