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, March 24, 2017 - 08:54

Design concepts selected for Merihaka and Hakaniemi bridges

Preliminary design concepts have been selected for bridges to be built in Merihaka and Hakaniemi. The concepts will serve as a basis for further bridge design and engineering.

The design concept selected for the Merihaka bridge (see rendering above) will produce a lightweight, pier-like structure that doesn’t block the view from Kalasatama to Pohjoisranta owing to its low elevation. This was considered a merit in terms of the overall cityscape.

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 13:52

The City of Helsinki Financial Statements 2016: Economy stabilising

"The year 2016 in the economy of the City of Helsinki was more positive than expected. The operating margin of the City was better than the budgeted figure and the tax revenue grew more than expected. Thus, the annual contribution margin was €300 million better than the budgeted target”, says Mayor Jussi Pajunen of the City of Helsinki Financial Statements 2016.

Friday, March 10, 2017 - 08:35

Waste is collected through underground pipes in Kruunuvuorenranta

The new Kruunuvuorenranta district under construction in eastern Helsinki commissioned a pipeline-based automated waste collection system named Rode on 6 March 2017. Each housing company has its own waste collection station, and waste is sucked from these stations through underground pipes to a central collection station. Waste is moved in the pipes by pressure differences.

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 12:16

The Port of Helsinki has significant positive economy and employment-related effects

According to a recent survey, the Port of Helsinki has significant positive effects on the regional economy and employment rates in the municipalities in and around the Helsinki region. The total value of the business operations related to the Port of Helsinki in 2015 was 1.6 billion euros, and the operations employed approximately 15,000 people. In addition to the regional level, the effects practically span throughout the country.