Monday, November 28, 2016 - 15:34

A temporary train station and new traffic arrangements in Pasila

The construction of new Central Pasila is moving to the next stage affecting Pasila railway station and traffic arrangements in the area. A temporary train station will be opened in March 2017 and it will serve passengers until autumn 2019, when the new Pasila station will be completed. The opening of the temporary station will affect public transport in the area.

The existing Pasila station will be completely demolished and passengers will use the temporary station during the construction of the new station. The new station will be part of the new center of Central Pasila, Tripla.

The temporary station bridge is built over the tracks. The station will be connected to Itä-Pasila via a transfer brigde crossing Ratapihantie and to Opastinsilta via an access bridge. A temporary three-story station building with warm waiting rooms and some business premises is constructed at the east end of the station bridge.

There will be lifts and stairs from the station bridge to each platform. The transfer bridge across Ratapihantie to Veturitori will be about five meters wide and there will be access to the street level at the east end of the bridge via stairs or a lift. Kiss & Ride area will be at Veturitori, along with 130 bicycle parking spaces.

Temporary station to be opened in March

The temporary train station will be opened in March 2017 and it will serve passengers until autumn 2019, when the new Pasila station, Tripla shopping center and parking facilities will be completed. In spring 2017, both the current and temporary stations will be in use at the same time. The current station will be closed in June 2017.

The northern underpass will remain open; there are timetable displays and HSL’s ticket machine in the underpass. The northern underpass is the best route, for example, to the Exhibition and Fair Center and Hartwall Arena.

Impacts on public transport in June

The opening of the temporary station will affect pedestrian routes and public transport interchanges in Pasila. Public transport runs despite the construction work but there will be changes to the locations of bus and tram stops.

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 11:38

New fast route complements Helsinki cycling network

A new fast cycling route now serves Helsinki cyclists. The route ­runs along the main railway tracks. Called Pohjoisbaana in Finnish, the bikeway connects southern and northern cycling routes in Helsinki. It is a part of the network of bicycle superhighways, that is, bikeways with wide lanes and no or few stops, allowing for higher speeds and smoother rides than regular bikeways.

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 11:07

Four groups chosen to continue to the next stage of the Helsinki High-Rise Design-Build Competition

Helsinki is one of the fastest growing cities in Europe. The change in the city is particularly visible in the former harbour and railway areas, which are now undergoing reconstruction to become homes, commercial spaces and business premises. The transformation offers excellent opportunities for property developers.

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 15:24

Helsinki High-rise Competition: Second phase competitors announced on 5 October at Expo Real 2017

The Finnish State and City of Helsinki organize the Helsinki High-Rise Competition for the design and construction of the Central Pasila Tower Area located in Helsinki. The competitors behind the proposals chosen for the final stage in the competition will be revealed at Helsinki High-Rise Brunch on October 5th at Expo Real, at Helsinki Finland Stand (B1.320).

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 09:24

Myllypuro is a success story of urban revitalization

Over the last ten years the eastern Helsinki district of Myllypuro has experienced noticeable growth. The housing types have diversified and services expanded as a result of systematic development efforts.

“The diversification of housing types, including more housing alternatives for families, is an outcome of infill construction. The Wooden Myllypuro area is a good example of this. The area, also thanks to its predominantly wooden houses, expands the image of Myllypuro,” says Helsinki Mayor Anni Sinnemäki.