Hakaniemi metro station

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Helsinki Metro station
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Coordinates 60°10′48″N 24°57′2″E / 60.18000°N 24.95056°E / 60.18000; 24.95056Coordinates: 60°10′48″N 24°57′2″E / 60.18000°N 24.95056°E / 60.18000; 24.95056
Owned by Helsinki City Transport
Platforms Island platform
Tracks 2
  Helsinki tram Line: 1, 1A, 3, 6, 6T, 7A, 7B, 9
Structure type Underground
Depth 23 m (75 ft)
Opened 1982
Preceding station   HKL   Following station
toward Ruoholahti
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Northern Branch
toward Mellunmäki
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Eastern Branch
toward Vuosaari

Hakaniemi (Finnish) or Hagnäs (Swedish) is a station on the Helsinki Metro. It serves the central Helsinki districts of Hakaniemi and Kallio.

The station was among the first metro stations opened in Helsinki, on 1 June 1982, and was designed by Mirja Castrén, Juhani Jauhiainen, and Marja Nuuttila. It is located 0.9 kilometres from the Kaisaniemi metro station, and 0.9 kilometres from the Sörnäinen metro station. The station is situated at a depth of 23 metres below ground level (21m below sea level).

Hakaniemi metro station was seen in Aki Kaurismäki's film Calamari Union, although the route planned in the storyline (from Kallio to Eira) is impossible, because neither of those stations exist. Hakaniemi metro station was also featured in Bomfunk MC's music video for the hit single "Freestyler".

Entrance to the Hakaniemi station
From April to June 2013, the main entrance to the Hakaniemi metro station is being renovated, cutting off all tram traffic on Hämeentie between Hakaniemi and Sörnäinen.

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