Changes to bus services 14-29 May as schools reopen

There will be changes to HSL bus services from 14 May when schools reopen for the final two weeks of the school year.

However, buses will mostly continue to operate a reduced summer service despite the reopening of schools. It is unfortunately not possible to fully reinstate winter service but services will be increased to facilitate access to schools. Some school bus routes will be reinstated and will operate a winter service. Moreover, additional carriages will be added to some Coastal Line trains.

With the reduced timetables and fewer services than usual in the winter timetable season, pupils may have to wait longer for a bus and in some cases, normal school bus links cannot be provided. As school-specific arrangements for school hours are still being discussed, it has not been possible to adjust timetables to the needs of individual schools. School bus services will operate until 29 May, i.e. until the end of the spring term.

Timetables for most of the routes are already available in the Journey Planner. All timetables will be updated in the Journey Planner by 9 May. Timetables at stops and PDF timetables will not be updated for the two-week period.

Changes by municipality:

Helsinki

Buses will continue to operate a reduced summer timetable. Bus 91(K), Rapuojantie – Östersundom – Puroniitty, will operate a winter service 14-29 May. The first and last services will not operate because they are not used for school journeys.

Espoo

Buses will mainly continue to operate a reduced summer timetable. There will be changes to the timetables of routes 225, 348 and 349. The changes will take effect in two phases, on 14 May and on 18 May, because the routes are operated by different operators. From 14 May, route 225,  Leppävaara – Karakallio – Viherlaakso – Lippajärvi – Högnäs, will operate a winter service. From 18 May, school bus routes 348, Rinnekoti – Röylä – Kalajärvi, and 349, Lepsämänjoki – Kalajärvi – Perusmäki – Nemlahti, will operate a winter service (only the services used for school journeys).

Vantaa

Buses will mainly continue to operate a reduced summer timetable. Individual services are added on routes with infrequent service and routes most used by pupils. School bus route 588 will resume operation. The changes will take effect in two phases, on 14 May and on 18 May, because the routes are operated by different operators.

From 14 May, routes 443, Kivistö – Vestra, and 445, Kivistö – Reuna, will have additional services in the morning, and in the afternoon, bus 443K will run via Luhtaanmäki. Bus 571, Varisto – Pähkinärinne – Myyrmäki – Ylästö – Tikkurila, will have additional services in the morning and afternoon.

From 18 May, school bus route 588, Länsisalmi – Sotunki School, will resume operation and route 335, Linnainen – Myyrmäki – Martinlaakso – Askisto, will have additional services in the morning and afternoon.

Kirkkonummi

Route 901(K), Hirsala – Luoma, will operate a winter service, excluding the 2pm services. Routes 906 and 909(K), Kaislampi – Veikkola – Kauhala – Luoma, will operate about half of the services usually operating in the winter season.  On route 908, the 8.15am service from Kaislampi and the 2.30pm service from Kirkkonummi Travel Centre will operate under the route number 908K via Sjökulla School.

Sipoo

On route 993(K), two pairs of services will run. No other services will operate on the route. The bus, which will run abotu once in two hours, serves schools in Gesterby and Box. On route 994, one service will run to Immersby in the morning and one in the afternoon. There will be no other services on the route. On route 986, one additional service will run to Nikkilä in the morning and one in the afternoon. On route 989, about half of the services usually operating in the winter timetable season will run.

Tuusula

Public transport in Tuusula will mainly switch back to winter timetables for two weeks, 14-29 May. Buses 642, Leinelä – Lahela – Hyrylä, and 971, Kivistö – Myllykylä – Riihikallio – Hyrylä – Kerava, will continue to operate a summer service.

Buses 961 Korso – Rihiikallio – Hyrylä – Nurmijärven kk.; 964, Hyrylä – Rusutjärvi; 965, Hyrylä – Jokela; 966, Terrisuo –– Saunakallio – Jokela and 967, Jokela – Kellokoski – Hyökännummi, will operate a winter service from 14 May. On route 965, the first services in the morning and last services in the afternoon will not operate because they are not used for school journeys. The 965T services operating in the summer will be withdrawn; they will resume operation at the beginning of June.

Route 665(A), Hyrylä – Järvenpää – Kellokoski- Hyökännummi – (Mäntsälä), will have additional services in the morning and afternoon. The buses will run every 30 minutes and the start and end times for individual schools have not been addressed.

Additional carriages for trains

E, L, U, Y, I, P and K trains will have additional carriages at peak times (Mon-Fri about 6am-9am and 2.30pm-6pm.

There will be additional carriages on the following A trains from 14 May Monday to Friday:

  • From Helsinki at 7.03am, 7.53am, 8.43am, 2.53pm, 3.13pm, 3.43pm, 4.03pm, 4.33pm and 4.53pm
  • From Leppävaara at 7.26am, 8.16am, 9.06am, 3.16pm, 3.36pm, 4.06pm, 4.26pm, 4.56pm and 7.16pm 

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