The metro line from Ruoholahti to Matinkylä is 14 kilometres long. The stations after Ruohonlahti are Lauttasaari and Koivusaari in Helsinki, and Keilaniemi, Aalto University, Tapiola, Urheilupuisto, Niittykumpu and Matinkylä in Espoo.
The Metro operates on two lines: Matinkylä-Vuosaari and Tapiola-Mellunmäki. In the east, every other train runs to Vuosaari, every other to Mellunmäki, as at present. In Espoo, every other train will turn around from Tapiola and every other will continue to Matinkylä.
On the shared section, between Tapiola and Itäkeskus, the Metro will run every 2.5 minutes. Daytime and early evenings from Monday to Friday and daytime Saturday, trains will run approximately every four minutes. Other times of the day and Sunday, trains will run every five minutes on the shared section.
|Urheilupuisto station. Photo: Timo Ojala
The next construction phase will be seven kilometres long and comprise five new stations: Finnoo, Kaitaa, Soukka, Espoonlahti and Kivenlahti. An underground depot will be built in Sammalvuori. The new metro line will thus be 21 kilometres long. All the way it will run underground, in two parallel tunnels.
More info: Länsimetro.fi