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Helsinki

Finland


Date of opening3 Aug 1982
Network length21 km (13.05 mi)
Stations17
Lines1
Stations per line17.00
Avg. station distance1,313 m (0.82 mi)
Avg. line length21.00 km (13.05 mi)
*with transfer stations counted once
Numerical data by J. Serradell, 14 Sep 2008
According to Metros in Skandinavien (R.Schwandl)
System typeMetro
Daily ridership (by J. Kennes)170,000 (as of 2011)
Daily ridership per km (per mi)8,090 (5,030)
Fare (10 km/10 stops; by UBS)2.10 EUR (as of 2009); honour system, smartcard
TrackRight, gauge: 1524 mm
Power supplyThird rail, 750 V
Air-conditioned trains
Walk-through trainsYes
Rubber-tyred trains
Driverless lines
Platform screen doors
World Metro Database




Official map
Source: gif, © 2011 hel.fi

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Transit mapsSystem map images
openbusmap.org/öpnvkarte.de
openptmap.org
tracker.geops.ch - moving trains
maps.google.com
images.google.com




Latest Openings

Dec 2015 – Western extension from Ruoholahti to Matinkylš, completely underground. 13.5 km, 8 stations.




Self-Guided Tour

Try the following tour, recommended by residents or metro enthusiasts:

At the main station (Rautentiatori) walk outside the building to admire its Art Deco architecture by Eliel Saarinen. In Kaisaniemi station, watch out for the works of art behind glass at one end of the platform. For a sightseeing tour of the city consider line 3T, which makes an 8-shaped loop. An MP3 audio tour for line 3T is available at dewhurstdesigns.co.uk.




Departure Procedure and Sounds

Older trains have a faint chime sound before closing the doors, newer trains have three beeps. Next-station announcements are in Finnish and Swedish, Rautatientori station (central station) also in English.



Metro train departing from Rautatientori (central station).

Duration: 0:20 

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Photos

  Helsinki photo gallery.





Handpicked Resources

hkl.fi Official website




Generic Links for Helsinki Metro

Wikipedia entry at wikipedia.org
Urbanrail.net entry at urbanrail.net
Railway Gazette search at railwaygazette.com
Discussion at skyscrapercity.com
System photos at Google Images
City information at wikipedia.org









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