Mannerheimintie will be closed to buses south from the Opera House on Thursday 4 July between 7.30am and 9.3am and on Friday 5 July between 7am and 9am due to an EU ministerial meeting taking place at the Finlandia Hall. However, trams will be able to run. The meeting will also disrupt traffic on exit roads from Helsinki to Helsinki Airport on Friday 5 July. There may be delays between Mannerheimintie, Ring Road I and Tuusulantie between 8am and 7pm.
Buses usually operating to Elielinaukio will run to the Mäntymäki Field, which can be accessed by trams 1, 2, 4 and 10. In addition, tram 4S will run from the Opera via Lasipalatsi, Central Railway Station and Mikonkatu to the Market Square and back about every 12 minutes. The tram will run from the Opera House on Thursday 8am-9.24am and from the Market Square 8.13am-9.37am. On Friday, the tram will operate from the Opera 7.30am-8.54am and from the Market Square 7.43am-9.07am. Route of tram 4S
The meeting is expected to cause traffic congestion 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.
Changes to bus services to/from Elielinaukio on Thursday 4 July approximately 7.30am–9.30am and on Friday 5 July 7am–9am
- Buses 38, 40 and 43 as well as buses 217, 218, 235, 321, 322, 332, 345, 411, 415, 421, 431 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.
Changes to bus services to/from Kamppi on Thursday 4 July 8am–9.30am and on Friday 5 July 7.30am–9am
- Buses serving the Kamppi bus station will run via Runeberginkatu (Topeliuksenkatu and Haartmaninkatu) to their normal routes. This applies to both local and long-distances buses.
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).
A tram replacement bus 2X will run in both directions via Arkadiankatu, Runeberginkatu and Hesperiankatu. The “Kansallismuseo” stops (H1906 and H1907) will not be served.