Kalasatama metro station
|Helsinki Metro station|
Kalasatama Subway Station on the day of its opening on January 1, 2007
|Location||Hermannin rantatie 1, Helsinki|
|Connections||HSL bus lines 16, 50, 55, 56, 58, 59, 551, 85N, 86N, 90A, 90N, 92N, 94N, 95N, 96N and 97N|
|Opened||1 January 2007|
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. 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.
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