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.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 09:22

Children of Laajasalo to have a new day care centre

The southeastern early-education district of Helsinki will have more space for the needs of day care and early education. A new day care centre to replace Day Care Centre Yliskylä being built at Köökarinpolku 1 will provide day care to 232 children a bit more than a year from now.

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 08:08

Tram network expanded and renovated in summer

Helsinki tram routes will be expanded and older tracks renovated during the summer and autumn of 2017 for the needs of a new tram network to be launched in August. Track work will proceed at about 20 sites.

The new tram network will have 2.8 kilometres of new tracks. The main track work sites will be located on the streets of Välimerenkatu and Reijolankatu.

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 12:34

Helsinki residents’ sense of security has not weakened

Helsinki residents’ sense of security in everyday life has not deteriorated. This is a general conclusion of the latest Helsinki Safety Survey, the responses to which were collected at the turn of the year 2015-16. Perceived security in people’s own neighbourhoods and in central Inner Helsinki rose steadily in the years 2003-2012. Since then, the situation has not changed. Yet there are large differences between Helsinki districts in terms of perceived unsafety, particularly during weekend evenings.

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 07:46

Brochure on Helsinki’s new city plan

The new city plan of Helsinki is presented in a newly published brochure in a concise manner. The Helsinki City Plan brochure explains to readers the key concepts and solutions of the city plan, such as increasing density, the expansion of the inner city to “city boulevards” and the development of the rail network for public transport in Helsinki.