Mannerheimintie will be closed to buses south from the Opera House on Thursday 18 July between 7.30am and 9.30am and on Friday 19 July between 8am and 10am 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 19 July. There will be delays to traffic on Mannerheimintie, Ring Road I and Tuusulantie approximately 8am to 7pm.
Buses usually operating to/from Elielinaukio will operate to/from Mäntymäki Field on Thursday 7.30am-9.30am and on Friday 1am-10am. Mäntymäki Field can be accessed by trams 1, 2, 4 and 10.
The meeting is expected to cause traffic congestion across central 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 buses to/from Elielinaukio on Thursday 18 July about 7.30am–9.30am and on Friday 19 July 8am-10am
- Buses 38, 40, and 43 as well as buses 217, 218, 235, 321, 322, 332, 345, 411, 415, 421, 431 and 436/K will 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 18 July 7.45am–9.30am and on Friday 19 July 8.15am-10am
Buses serving the Kamppi bus station will run via Runeberginkatu (Topeliuksenkatu and Haartmaninkatu) to their normal routes. This applies to both local and long-distance buses (routes 63, 206, 212, 213, 280, 346, 455(A), 457, 465, 637, 643, 662, 663, 665(A) 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).
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.