HKL’s main task is to produce environmentally friendly, high quality tram and metro services, be responsible for Helsinki’s track infrastructure and promote jointly with and with the help of its partners the efficiency, vitality and comfort of transport in the Helsinki region (HKL’s Objective Programme 2010 – 2015).
HKL employs over 1,000 public transport professionals who drive trams and metro trains, control traffic, maintain equipment, track and property, plan and implement new projects and per-form a wide range of clerical and managerial tasks. With its trams, metro trains and stations as well as its operational services, HKL keeps the city moving and is a clearly visible part of the identity of the city of Helsinki. HKL’s turnover will reach approximately EUR 140 million in 2010.
HKL’s most important partner is Helsinki Region Transport (HSL) which started operation on 1.1.2010. HSL is responsible for running public transport in an area which encompasses Kerava and Kirkkonummi as well as the Helsinki Metropolitan Area. HSL plans public transport, orders public transport services and decides on the fares to apply in the region.
These pages provide HKL’s organisation chart and annual reports as well as information on the history of public transport.