Kalasatama metro station

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Kalasatama
Fiskehamnen
Helsinki Metro station
Kalasatama metro station.jpg
Kalasatama Subway Station on the day of its opening on January 1, 2007
LocationHermannin rantatie 1, Helsinki
Coordinates60°11′15″N 24°58′37″E / 60.18750°N 24.97694°E / 60.18750; 24.97694Coordinates: 60°11′15″N 24°58′37″E / 60.18750°N 24.97694°E / 60.18750; 24.97694
Owned byHKL
Line(s)M1
M2
Platforms2
Tracks2
ConnectionsHSL bus lines 16, 50, 55, 56, 58, 59, 551, 85N, 86N, 90A, 90N, 92N, 94N, 95N, 96N and 97N
Construction
Structure typeElevated
Parking300
Bicycle facilities224
Disabled accessYes
History
Opened1 January 2007
Traffic
Passengers22,300 daily[1]
Services
Preceding station   HKL   Following station
toward Ruoholahti
Helsingin metro logo.svg
Northern Branch
toward Mellunmäki
Helsingin metro logo.svg
Eastern Branch
toward Vuosaari

Kalasatama metro station (Finnish: Kalasataman metroasema, Swedish: Fiskehamnens metrostation - "Fish Harbor") is a ground-level station on the Helsinki Metro, in the capital city of Finland.[2] The station was opened on 1 January 2007, and it serves the eastern part of the central Helsinki district of Sörnäinen. The area is mainly composed of offices and apartments, with new residential and commercial developments being under construction in the area, including the shopping center REDI. The port facilities previously in the area were moved to Vuosaari Harbour in 2008.

Unlike most other stations on the Helsinki Metro, Kalasatama was built during active metro traffic, which made construction difficult. Despite this, service was not greatly affected on either of the lines during the station's construction. As the new platforms were built on either side of existing metro track, Kalasatama is one of only two stations on the Helsinki Metro to have separate platforms for both directions of travel, with the other one being Itäkeskus metro station.

Kalasatama is the only station on the Helsinki Metro system to have exclusively side platforms, rather than having been designed around an island platform. It is located 1.1 kilometres from Sörnäinen metro station, and 1.8 kilometres from Kulosaari metro station.

Ground level entrance to the elevated station

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Metroasemien käyttäjämäärät". HKL. 10 December 2018. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Kalasatama". Helsingin kaupunki. Retrieved 2017-11-19.

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