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West Metro – Finland’s biggest infrastructure project

20 June 2016 | By Ville Lehmuskoski, CEO of Helsinki City Transport and Matti Kokkinen, CEO of Länsimetro Oy

The West Metro project is the biggest infrastructure project in Finland, extending Helsinki’s metro network to the city of Espoo. In the project’s first phase, eight new stations will be constructed with a further five built during the second phase. The metro will operate on 21km of underground lines in…


Winter Operations supplement

24 October 2014 | By Christer Olsson, Gabriel Haller, Ollipekka Heikkilä

In our latest-free-to-view Winter Operations Supplement, industry experts from Gothenburg and Helsinki cover details of how transport operators prepare their networks and vehicles for continuous operations during the harsh winter months...


A new tram for Helsinki – designed for demanding conditions

3 July 2013 | By Matti Lahdenranta, Managing Director, HKL – Helsinki City Transport

The tram is the main mode of public transport within the Helsinki inner city and approximately 200,000 passengers per day use the extensive network. Helsinki City Transport (HKL) is increasing and modernising its tram fleet over the next five years, as the network will be extended and the oldest tram…


From Pantograph to Wheel

26 May 2011 | By Voith Turbo

Helsinki City Transport (HKL) has placed an order with the Finnish vehicle manufacturer Transtech Ltd. for the delivery of 40 new trams...


A clear strategy for the development of public transport in Helsinki

30 June 2010 | By Matti Lahdenranta, Managing Director, Helsinki City Transport (HKL)

The Helsinki region ranks high in international benchmarking on public transport. It is well-known that an efficient public transport system is a major success factor in large urban regions. People need to get to work, have meetings to attend, go shopping and visit people. Also, corporate and retail transport should…


Developing public transport

19 April 2007 | By Matti Lahdenranta, Managing Director, Helsinki City Transport

The Finnish Capital Region has an efficient transport system. Traffic flows well, thanks in part to effective public transport. The City of Helsinki plays a key role in developing public transport and Helsinki City Transport aims to offer all citizens equal possibilities to travel, creating a base for a sustainable…