Central railway station metro station (Helsinki)

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Rautatientori
Järnvägstorget
Central Railway Station
Helsinki Metro station
Rautatientorin metroasema.JPG
Coordinates60°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 byHKL
Line(s)M1
M2
Tracks2
Connections
  Helsinki tram lines 3, 5, 6/T, 7, 9 (from Rautatieasema), 1, 2, 4, 10 (from Lasipalatsi)
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Depth27 m (89 ft)
History
Opened1 July 1982
Services
Preceding station   HKL   Following station
toward Ruoholahti
Helsingin metro logo.svg
Northern Branch
toward Mellunmäki
Helsingin metro logo.svg
Eastern Branch
toward Vuosaari

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

As one of the original metro stations, Central Railway Station was opened on 1 July 1982 and was 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 University of Helsinki 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Flooding In Helsinki Centre Disrupts Traffic". YLE. 2009-11-08.
  2. ^ "Helsinki's Busiest Underground Station Reopens After Flood". Helsinki Times. 2010-02-15.

External links[edit]

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