New access routes to Tapiola bus terminal and metro station will open on Monday 24 October when the extension of the AINOA shopping center is opened. In addition, a new bicycle parking facility will open on the deck above Merituulentie, below the new Merituulentori Square.
New entrances to the metro station from 24 October
There will be new accessible entrances E, F and I to the metro station in the south corner of the shopping center. Entrances E and I give access to different ends of Sammonsilta, at the same level as the 1st floor of the shopping center, while entrance F gives access to the Merituulentori Square one floor up. The metro station can be accessed via various routes through the shopping center. New escalators will facilitate access from Länsituuli to the metro station and bus terminal.
See the map and 3D picture below for the locations of the metro entrances.
New access routes to the bus terminal from 24 October
New pedestrian routes will facilitate access between the north and south sides of the Tapiola bus terminal. New escalators up from the terminal will open on Monday, connecting the two sides of the terminal. A corridor on the floor above the terminal provides direct access to the escalator on the opposite side. In addition, new lifts will open between the floors, providing accessible routes between different parts of the terminal.
The maps below show the new escalators, lifts and the access route between the north and south side of the bus terminal through the shopping center.
The completion of the Merituulentie Square enables new pedestrian routes to night bus stops on the west side of the shopping center. Previously access to these stops has been via Tuulikinsilta on the east side of the shopping center, between Tapionaukio and the shopping center. All access routes to the bus terminal through the shopping center are open only during the shopping center opening hours.
New access route between the different sides of the bus terminal
The platform level is shown in blue. There are escalators and lifts from the platform level up (next picture). On the floor above, there is a corridor providing access to the other side of the bus terminal. There is no access across Merituulentie on the platform level.
The bus terminal is in two parts, one on both sides of Merituulentie. Buses to different directions use different parts of the terminal.
The 1st floor of the shopping center, from where there is access via escalator to the bus terminal, is shown in green dotted line. The red dotted line marks the main part of the shopping center and the extension opening on 24 October. Tuulikinsilta and Tapionaukio are shown on the right of the picture.
Metro station entrances
Routes and entrances