List of Helsinki metro stations

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Helsinki Metro map.

The Helsinki Metro is a metro system in Helsinki, Finland. It was opened on 2 August 1982 and remains the only metro system in Finland and the furthest north in the world. It is operated by Helsinki City Transport (HKL)[1] for Helsinki Regional Transport Authority (HSL)[2] and carries over 50 million passengers per year (58 million in 2008).[3]

The system contains a single forked line with seventeen stations along a total length of 21.1 kilometres (13.1 mi), running from central Helsinki to the East Helsinki suburbs.[4] The six stations in central Helsinki and Puotila are located in a tunnel, the rest being on surface.[4] The Länsimetro extension will continue the line into western Helsinki and the neighbouring municipality of Espoo.[4]

Current metro line[edit]

Western extension (see below)
Ruoholahti (Gräsviken)
Kamppi (Kampen)
Rautatientori (Järnvägstorget / Central Railway Station)
Kaisaniemi (Kajsaniemi)
Hakaniemi (Hagnäs)
Sörnäinen (Sörnäs)
Kalasatama (Fiskhamnen)
Kulosaari (Brändö)
Herttoniemi (Hertonäs)
Siilitie (Igelkottsvägen)
Itäkeskus (Östra centrum)
Myllypuro (Kvarnbäcken)
Puotila (Botby gård)
Kontula (Gårdsbacka)
Rastila (Rastböle)
Mellunmäki (Mellungsbacka)
Vuosaari (Nordsjö)
Eastern extension (see below)

These are the stations on the current metro line. The names are listed first in Finnish, then in Swedish (and English, if applicable1). Bus transfers are not listed.

Station Opened Transfer Grade
Hakaniemi
Hagnäs
1982 Tram:  1   3B   6   7A   7B   9  Underground
Herttoniemi
Hertonäs
1982 At-grade
Itäkeskus
Östra centrum
1982 At-grade
Kaisaniemi
Kajsaniemi
1995 Tram:  1   3B   6   9  Underground
Kalasatama
Fiskhamnen
2007 Elevated
Kamppi
Kampen
1983 Tram:  3T  Underground
Kontula
Gårdsbacka
1986 At-grade
Kulosaari
Brändö
1982 At-grade
Mellunmäki
Mellungsbacka
1989 Elevated
Myllypuro
Kvarnbäcken
1986 At-grade
Puotila
Botby gård
1998 Underground
Rautatientori
Järnvägstorget / Central Railway Station
1982 Tram:  3B   3T   5   6   9 
Commuter rail
Underground
Rastila
Rastböle
1998 At-grade
Ruoholahti
Gräsviken
1993 Tram:  8  Underground
Siilitie
Igelkottsvägen
1982 Elevated
Sörnäinen
Sörnäs
1984 Tram:  6   7A   7B   8  Underground
Vuosaari
Nordsjö
1998 At-grade

Tram lines valid between 6 June 2011 and 14 August 2011. References:[5][6]

Some stations of the Helsinki metro
Commuters at Kamppi station.
Commuters at Kamppi station. 
The entrance to Rautatientori station.
The entrance to Rautatientori station. 
The metro line branches at Itäkeskus station.
The metro line branches at Itäkeskus station. 
Myllypuro is one of the line's open-air stations.
Myllypuro is one of the line's open-air stations. 

Planned extensions[edit]

These are lines that are planned or under construction. Existing metro stations are shown in bold.

Länsimetro[edit]

A map of the Länsimetro extension.
Kivenlahti(Stensvik)
Espoonlahti(Esboviken)
Soukka(Sökö)
Iivisniemi(Ivisnäs)
Suomenoja(Finno)
Matinkylä(Mattby)
Niittykumpu(Ängskulla)
Urheilupuisto(Idrottsparken)
Tapiola(Hagalund)
Aalto-yliopisto(Aalto-universitet)
Keilaniemi(Kägeludden)
Border of Helsinki and Espoo
Koivusaari(Björkholmen)
Lauttasaari(Drumsö)
Ruoholahti(Gräsviken)
Main article: Länsimetro

The Western Metro Extension was approved on 4 April 2007 and construction began in November 2009. The first stage will be a 13.9 km (8.6 mi) long extension from Ruoholahti to Matinkylä with seven new stations, expected to be completed by 2015.[7] The second phase will extend the line further to Kivenlahti.[8]

First phase stations
Station Phase Grade
Espoonlahti (Esboviken) 2
Iivisniemi (Ivisnäs) 2
Keilaniemi (Kägeludden) 1 Underground
Kivenlahti (Stensvik) 2
Koivusaari (Björkholmen) 1 Underground
Lauttasaari (Drumsö) 1 Underground
Matinkylä (Mattby) 1 Underground
Niittykumpu (Ängskulla) 2
Aalto-yliopisto (Aalto-universitet) 1 Underground
Soukka (Sökö) 2
Suomenoja (Finno) 2
Tapiola (Hagalund) 1 Underground
Urheilupuisto (Idrottsparken) 1 Underground

References:[9]

Itämetro[edit]

A map of the Itämetro extension.
Mellunmäki(Mellungsbacka)
Border of Helsinki and Vantaa
Länsimäki(Västerkulla, not yet officially named)
Länsisalmi(Västersundom)
Border of Vantaa and Helsinki
Salmenkallio(Sundberg)
Gumböle
Östersundom
Border of Helsinki and Sipoo
Majvik

The eastern extension is currently being planned. It would extend the metro eastwards from the current terminus at Mellunmäki.[10] Plans for the Östersundom area, including the metro extension, are expected to be complete by 2012.[11]

Station
Gumböle
Majvik
Länsimäki (Västerkulla)[note 1]
Länsisalmi (Västersundom)
Salmenkallio (Sundberg)
Östersundom
  1. ^ The Länsimäki station has not yet been officially named.

Station names from [12]

Other proposed lines[edit]

A map of Helsinki showing different possible paths for the second metro line.
Santahamina
Gunillantie
Laajasalo
Kruunuvuorenranta
Katajanokka
Kauppatori
Esplanadi
Kamppi
Töölö
Olympic Stadium
Meilahti
Pasila
Kumpula
Vanhakaupunki
Viikki
Olympiakylä
Metsälä
Maunula
Pakila
Paloheinä
Tammisto
Kartanonkoski
Vantaanportti
Aviapolis
Airport

Santahamina - Airport (the second metro line)

Pasila - Viikki (a branch of the second line)


Munkkivuori[edit]

Munkkivuori shopping center around the time of opening in late 1959 or early 1960.

A tunnel for the first metro station in Helsinki was dug in 1964 under Munkkivuori shopping center in concordance with the city's first light rail-based metro plans.[13] These would have produced of a network of over 90 kilometres (56 mi).[13][14] No metro line has ever reached this unfinished station, consisting of 0.5 km (0.31 mi) long tunnels[citation needed] dug in bedrock. There are no plans of connecting the station to the existing network.[13] The tunnel was flooded due to a water pipe breakage in January 2010, two months after a similar incident at the Rautatientori station.[15][16]

Notes[edit]

  • ^1 The only station on the Helsinki Metro that has an English name that is different from its Finnish name is Central Railway Station (Rautatientori).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About HKL". Helsinki City Transport. 14 April 2010. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "About HSL". Helsinki Regional Transport Authority. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  3. ^ Jääskeläinen, Tarja, ed. (17 November 2009). "Helsingin joukkoliikenne 2009". Helsinki City Transport. p. 12. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c "Helsinki’s metro track". Helsinki City Transport. 21 December 2009. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Helsinki metro stations". Helsinki City Transport. 21 March 2011. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Tram lines". Helsinki Regional Transport Authority. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  7. ^ Kairulahti, Riina (27 May 2010). "West Metro to be completed towards the end of 2015". Länsimetro Oy. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  8. ^ "Future". Länsimetro Oy. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  9. ^ "Stations". Länsimetro Oy. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  10. ^ "Metro network to be extended eastwards from Helsinki through Vantaa to Sipoo’s Majvik". Helsingin Sanomat. Sanoma. 17 August 2010. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  11. ^ Jokinen, Riku (17 August 2010). "Itämetro Sipoon Majvikiin asti". Helsingin Sanomat (in Finnish). Sanoma. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  12. ^ "Picture". Helsingin Sanomat. Sanoma. 17 August 2010. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  13. ^ a b c Hannula, Tommi (17 September 2007). "Juna ei saavu koskaan ensimmäiselle metroasemalle". Helsingin Sanomat (in Finnish). Sanoma. Retrieved 22 June 2011. 
  14. ^ Alku, Antero (15 August 2008). "Helsingin raideliikenteen historiaa" (in Finnish). 1960-luku. Retrieved 22 June 2011. 
  15. ^ "Iso vesivahinko sulkee osan Munkkivuoren ostoskeskuksesta" (in Finnish). YLE Helsinki. 26 January 2010. Retrieved 22 June 2011. 
  16. ^ "Ripeästi vesivahinkojen torjuntaan" (in Finnish). Lassila & Tikanoja. 17 March 2010. Retrieved 22 June 2011. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Helsinki Metro stations at Wikimedia Commons