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, 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.