The Helsinki region public transport system is made up of many different modes of transport. The system relies on a combination of rail and buses. The rail lines are served by feeder buses.
Public transport customers in Helsinki particularly appreciate the reliability of the service. Public transport services are organised to ensure good coverage of the region, realistic timetables and easy connections.
Public transport promotes sustainable development and supports the competitiveness of cities. Helsinki makes continuous efforts to advance environmentally friendly solutions in public transport. The share of rail transport of all transport modes is increased, and the competitive bidding process to hire bus operators emphasises low-emission fleets.
Public transport solutions such as if a new housing area will be served by buses, trams or the metro
are planned by the Helsinki Urban Environment Division. Development of the current line network, timetable planning and the organisation of the services are carried out by Helsinki Region Transport.