Vuosaari metro station

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Vuosaari
Nordsjö
Helsinki Metro station
Vuosaari metro station, Helsinki.JPG
Station statistics
Coordinates 60°12′26″N 25°8′32″E / 60.20722°N 25.14222°E / 60.20722; 25.14222Coordinates: 60°12′26″N 25°8′32″E / 60.20722°N 25.14222°E / 60.20722; 25.14222
Connections bus lines: 78, 90/A/N, 96, 98/A, 519A, 813-819
Platforms Island platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 1998
Owned by Helsinki City Transport
HSL Travel Card In use
Services
Preceding station   HKL   Following station
toward Ruoholahti
Helsingin metro logo.svg
Eastern Branch
Terminus

Vuosaari (Finnish) or Nordsjö (Swedish) is a ground-level station on the southern branch (Itäkeskus - Vuosaari) of the Helsinki Metro. It serves the district of Vuosaari in East Helsinki, and is the terminus of the branch.

The station was opened on 31 August 1998, making it one of the newest stations on the Helsinki Metro. It was designed by the architect bureau Esa Piironen Oy. It is located 1.2 kilometres from the Rastila metro station. The terminus at the other end, Ruoholahti metro station, is 16 kilometres away.

In 2011 a 1.4 km long service rail was created from the end of the Vuosaari branch to the Vuosaari Harbour. The service rail connects the metro track into the main railway network and may replace the current, much longer service rail that runs through the district of Viikki. The new service rail will be used to move heavy maintenance and construction machinery and materials, including those related to the Länsimetro project.[1]

A trial run with platform screen doors is currently being conducted. The doors, which are a part of the metro automation project, were built over a year ago but their introduction has been delayed due to technical and safety related testings.[2]

Vuosaaren metroasema, Helsinki.jpg
The train depot right after the station. Passengers do not have access to the depot.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Metron huoltoraide rakenteilla Vuosaaressa". HKL. 2011-08-25. Retrieved 2011-09-11. 
  2. ^ "Vuosaari platform doors introduced on 15 February". HKL. 2012-02-17. Retrieved 2012-03-20. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Vuosaari metro station at Wikimedia Commons