Central railway station metro station (Helsinki)

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Central Railway Station
Helsinki Metro station
Rautatientorin metroasema2.JPG
Coordinates 60°10′14″N 024°56′26″E / 60.17056°N 24.94056°E / 60.17056; 24.94056Coordinates: 60°10′14″N 024°56′26″E / 60.17056°N 24.94056°E / 60.17056; 24.94056
Owned by Helsinki City Transport
Tracks 2
  Helsinki tram Line: 2, 3, 6, 9
Structure type Underground
Depth 27 m (89 ft)
Opened 1982
Preceding station   HKL   Following station
toward Ruoholahti
Helsingin metro logo.svg
Northern Branch
toward Mellunmäki
Helsingin metro logo.svg
Eastern Branch
toward Vuosaari

Central railway station metro station (Finnish: Rautatientorin metroasema, Swedish: Järnvägstorgets metrostation) is a station on the Helsinki Metro in Finland. The entrance is located in the Asematunneli main hall, which has an exit to the Helsinki Central Railway Station. It is the only Helsinki Metro station whose name is announced also in English. There are also some written German language signs on the walls stating Hauptbahnhof.

The station was opened on 1 July 1982, designed by Rolf Björkstam, Erkki Heino, and Eero Kostiainen. It is located 0.5 kilometres (0.31 mi) from Kamppi metro station, and 0.6 kilometres (0.37 mi) from Kaisaniemi metro station. The station is situated at a depth of 27 metres (89 ft) below ground level and 22 metres (72 ft) below sea level.

On 8 November 2009 a water main burst, flooding and causing significant damage to the underground station complex.[1] On February 15, 2010 the station reopened for public use.[2]

Asematunneli access Helsinki.jpg


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