List of Helsinki Metro stations

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Helsinki Metro map before the Länsimetro phase 1 extension.

The Helsinki Metro is a metro system in Helsinki, Finland. It was opened on 2 August 1982 and remains the only metro system in Finland and the furthest north in the world. It is operated by Helsinki City Transport (HKL)[1] for Helsinki Regional Transport Authority (HSL)[2] and carries over 60 million passengers per year (62.8 million in 2017).[3]

The system contains a single forked line with 25 stations along a total length of 35 kilometres (22 mi), running from southern Espoo via central Helsinki to the East Helsinki suburbs.[4] The fourteen stations in Espoo, western and central Helsinki and Puotila and Itäkeskus stations are located in a tunnel, the rest being on surface.[4] The Länsimetro extension continues the line into western Helsinki and the neighbouring municipality of Espoo.[4]

Current metro line[edit]

Matinkylä
Niittykumpu
Urheilupuisto
Tapiola
Aalto University
Keilaniemi
Municipal border
Koivusaari
Lauttasaari
Ruoholahti
Kamppi
Central Railway Station
University of Helsinki
Hakaniemi
Sörnäinen
Kalasatama
Kulosaari
Herttoniemi
(Up arrow Mainline)
Siilitie
Itäkeskus
Puotila
Myllypuro
Rastila
Kontula
Vuosaari
Mellunmäki

These are the stations on the current metro line. The names are listed first in Finnish, then in Swedish (and English, if applicable1). Bus transfers are not listed.

Station Opened Transfer Grade
Aalto-yliopisto
Aalto-universitetet / Aalto University
2017 Underground
Hakaniemi
Hagnäs
1982 Tram:  3   6   6T   7   9  Underground
Herttoniemi
Hertonäs
1982 At-grade
Itäkeskus
Östra centrum
1982 At-grade
Helsingin yliopisto
Helsingfors universitet / University of Helsinki
1995 Tram:  3   6   6T   9  Underground
Kalasatama
Fiskehamnen
2007 Elevated
Kamppi
Kampen
1983 Tram:  7   9  Underground
Keilaniemi
Kägeludden
2017 Underground
Koivusaari
Björkholmen
2017 Underground
Kontula
Gårdsbacka
1986 At-grade
Kulosaari
Brändö
1982 At-grade
Lauttasaari
Drumsö
2017 Underground
Matinkylä
Mattby
2017 Underground
Mellunmäki
Mellungsbacka
1989 Elevated
Myllypuro
Kvarnbäcken
1986 At-grade
Niittykumpu
Ängskulla
2017 Underground
Puotila
Botby gård
1998 Underground
Rautatientori
Järnvägstorget / Central Railway Station
1982 Tram:  3   5   6   6T   7   9 
Commuter rail
Underground
Rastila
Rastböle
1998 At-grade
Ruoholahti
Gräsviken
1993 Tram:  8  Underground
Siilitie
Igelkottsvägen
1982 Elevated
Sörnäinen
Sörnäs
1984 Tram:  1   6   6T   7   8  Underground
Tapiola
Hagalund
2017 Underground
Urheilupuisto
Idrottsparken
2017 Underground
Vuosaari
Nordsjö
1998 At-grade

Tram lines as of 14 August 2017. References:[5]

Planned extensions[edit]

These are lines that are planned or under construction. Existing metro stations are shown in bold.

Länsimetro[edit]

A map of the Länsimetro extension.
Länsimetro
Kivenlahti
(Stensvik)
Espoonlahti
(Esboviken)
Soukka
(Sökö)
Kaitaa
(Kaitans)
Finnoo
(Finno)
Matinkylä
(Mattby)
Niittykumpu
(Ängskulla)
Urheilupuisto
(Idrottsparken)
Tapiola
(Hagalund)
Aalto-yliopisto
(Aalto-universitet)
Keilaniemi
(Kägeludden)
Border of Helsinki and Espoo
Koivusaari
(Björkholmen)
Lauttasaari
(Drumsö)
Ruoholahti
(Gräsviken)

The Western Metro Extension was approved on 4 April 2007 and construction began in November 2009. The first stage, which is a 13.9 km (8.6 mi) long extension from Ruoholahti to Matinkylä with eight new stations, opened on 18 November 2017.[6] The second phase will extend the line further to Kivenlahti.[7]


Station Phase Grade
Espoonlahti (Esboviken) 2 Underground
Kaitaa (Kaitans) 2 Underground
Kivenlahti (Stensvik) 2 Underground
Soukka (Sökö) 2 Underground
Finnoo (Finno) 2 Underground

References:[8]

Itämetro[edit]

A map of the Itämetro extension.
Itämetro
Mellunmäki
(Mellungsbacka)
Border of Helsinki and Vantaa
Länsimäki
(Västerkulla, not yet officially named)
Länsisalmi
(Västersundom)
Border of Vantaa and Helsinki
Salmenkallio
(Sundberg)
Gumböle
Östersundom
Border of Helsinki and Sipoo
Majvik

The eastern extension is currently being planned. It would extend the metro eastwards from the current terminus at Mellunmäki.[9]

Station
Gumböle
Majvik
Länsimäki (Västerkulla)[note 1]
Länsisalmi (Västersundom)
Salmenkallio (Sundberg)
Östersundom
  1. ^ The Länsimäki station has not yet been officially named.

Other proposed lines[edit]

A map of Helsinki showing different possible paths for the second metro line.
Santahamina
Gunillantie
Laajasalo
Kruunuvuorenranta
Katajanokka
Kauppatori
Esplanadi
Kamppi
Töölö
Olympic Stadium
Meilahti
Pasila
Kumpula
Vanhakaupunki
Viikki
Olympiakylä
Metsälä
Maunula
Pakila
Paloheinä
Tammisto
Kartanonkoski
Vantaanportti
Aviapolis
Airport

Santahamina - Airport (the second metro line)

Pasila - Viikki (a branch of the second line)

Munkkivuori[edit]

Munkkivuori shopping center around the time of opening in late 1959 or early 1960.

A tunnel for the first metro station in Helsinki was dug in 1964 under Munkkivuori shopping center in concordance with the city's first light rail-based metro plans.[10] These would have produced of a network of over 90 kilometres (56 mi).[10][11] No metro line has ever reached this unfinished station, consisting of 0.5 km (0.31 mi) long tunnels[citation needed] dug in bedrock. There are no plans of connecting the station to the existing network.[10] The tunnel was flooded due to a water pipe breakage in January 2010, two months after a similar incident at the Rautatientori station.[12][13]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About HKL". Helsinki City Transport. 14 April 2010. Retrieved 20 June 2011.
  2. ^ "About HSL". Helsinki Regional Transport Authority. Archived from the original on 2010-01-19. Retrieved 20 June 2011.
  3. ^ Jääskeläinen, Tarja, ed. (17 November 2009). "Helsingin joukkoliikenne 2009" (PDF). Helsinki City Transport. p. 12. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-01-01. Retrieved 21 June 2011.
  4. ^ a b c "By metro >> Track and depot". City of Helsinki, Helsinki City Transport. Retrieved 2017-11-17.
  5. ^ "Uudet linjat ja kartat". Helsinki Regional Transport Authority. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Metroliikenne 18.11.2017 alkaen" (in Finnish). Helsinki Regional Transport Authority. Retrieved 2017-11-17.
  7. ^ "Future". Länsimetro Oy. Retrieved 21 June 2011.
  8. ^ "Stations". Länsimetro Oy. Retrieved 21 June 2011.
  9. ^ "Metro network to be extended eastwards from Helsinki through Vantaa to Sipoo's Majvik". Helsingin Sanomat. Sanoma. 17 August 2010. Retrieved 21 June 2011.
  10. ^ a b c Hannula, Tommi (17 September 2007). "Juna ei saavu koskaan ensimmäiselle metroasemalle". Helsingin Sanomat (in Finnish). Sanoma. Retrieved 22 June 2011.
  11. ^ Alku, Antero (15 August 2008). "Helsingin raideliikenteen historiaa" (in Finnish). 1960-luku. Retrieved 22 June 2011.
  12. ^ "Iso vesivahinko sulkee osan Munkkivuoren ostoskeskuksesta" (in Finnish). YLE Helsinki. 26 January 2010. Archived from the original on 2010-01-29. Retrieved 22 June 2011.
  13. ^ "Ripeästi vesivahinkojen torjuntaan" (in Finnish). Lassila & Tikanoja. 17 March 2010. Retrieved 22 June 2011.

External links[edit]

Media related to Helsinki Metro stations at Wikimedia Commons