Monday, January 30, 2017 - 12:31

West Terminal 2 to be put into operation early

The construction of West Terminal 2 has been proceeding swiftly. The building will be put into operation in stages, and should be fully operational at the end of February. West Terminal 2 was originally scheduled for completion in April 2017, but the terminal is now set to be put into use ahead of schedule.

The new terminal will significantly reduce the walking distances to and from ships.

West Terminal 2 will be officially opened on 28 February 2017. On the opening day, the terminal will also be open to the public from 14:30 to 16:00.

The new check-in area for vehicles has been operational since last June. 

Passengers advised to arrive at the harbour in good time ahead of departure

The passengers of Tallink Megastar and Star are advised to arrive at the harbour in good time ahead of departure, as the walking distance from West Terminal 1 to the new West Terminal 2 is approximately 700 metres. Tallink's check-in closes and embarkation ends 25 minutes before departure.

New tram terminus at West Harbour

As of 27 January, tram lines 6T and 9 will start to continue from the current West Terminal 1 stop to a new terminus at West Terminal 2. From the terminus, the trams will return to the city centre via the current West Terminal 1 stop.

Tallink Megastar to begin operating out of West Harbour on 29 January

Tallink's new ship Megastar is set to begin operating on the Helsinki–Tallinn route. The ship will embark on its maiden voyage from West Harbour on 29 January at 16:30.

The ship's embarkation and disembarkation procedures will initially be conducted at the current West Terminal 1 (T1). However, the ship will start using the new West Terminal 2 (T2) once the terminal's construction is completed. West Terminal 2 will be used by Tallink's ships Star and Megastar, in addition to which Eckerö Line's Finlandia will start using the new terminal in June.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 10:31

Construction of main Jätkäsaari park to begin

The construction of the main park to be built in the new Jätkäsaari district will begin during the summer. The first part of Hyväntoivonpuisto – “park of good will” – to be constructed is the section between the streets of Juutinraumankatu and Rionkatu. In addition, landfill and earthmoving work will be conducted in the southern part of the park area.

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 14:12

Global study: In Helsinki startups are born global and won’t be left to survive alone

Our geographical location may be a little remote and there’s room for improvement with the weather, too, but Helsinki has long had reason to be proud of its startup field. Global success stories, such as Supercell and Rovio, were created here together with Slush, the largest startup event in Europe, and FiBAN, one of the strongest business angel networks in Europe.

Friday, June 2, 2017 - 09:17

A kilometre-long art wall planned for Hernesaari construction site

The City of Helsinki is planning a kilometre-long art wall for the future Hernesaari construction site. The construction of a new residential area in Hernesaari will begin next year with the demolition of warehouse halls. The wall will separate the demolition and construction site from the street and waterfront area.

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 11:47

Ten entries for Pasila High-Rise Area Competition

Ten entries were submitted for the first phase of the Helsinki High-Rise Design–build Competition. The purpose of the Competition is to choose a high-quality plan for the implementation of the Pasila high-rise area. The first phase of the competition ended on 16 May.

 – Ten entries is a rather good number for such a comprehensive and demanding object. It tells that Helsinki and Pasila are attractive development objects. It is also a sign of the fact that big investments are interesting, says Executive Director Mikko Aho at the City of Helsinki.