Bus stop announcements are expanding to East Helsinki this week. The announcements are introduced on bus services operated from the Roihupelto depot. The services include routes serving Laajasalo, Vartiokylä, Mellunmäki and Vuosaari. Stop announcements tell the name of the next stop in Finnish and Swedish a moment before the bus arrives at the stop. Stop announcements are introduced on about 80 buses this week.
The announcements will be rolled out in phases across the HSL area over the spring, one operator at a time. Information on route-specific commissioning will be provided on the HSL.fi website as well as on bus stop displays on the respective routes. By introducing the announcements in stages, it is possible to adjust equipment based on feedback received from passengers and drivers if necessary. After commissioning, all HSL public transport services, including the metro, trams, commuter trains and buses, will have a public announcement system in place as a part of HSL's passenger information system.
The Helsinki Council on Disability rewarded the announcements on trunk bus routes and trams with an accessibility award in 2018. Stop announcements improve the accessibility of public transport.
Routes operated from the Roihupelto depot: 79, 80, 81, 82, 82B, 83, 84, 85, 85B, 85N, 86, 86N, 88, 92, 92N, 93, 93K, 94, 94A, 94B, 95, 95N, 97, 97N, 97V, 98.