Metro train and passengers. Photo: Helsinki City Transport.

Central Railway Station Metro Station to reopen on Monday 26 August, elevators to remain closed

The Central Railway Station Metro Station will reopen on Monday 26 August but elevators at the station will remain closed until furher notice. The elevators are likely to remain closed a long time due to damages caused by the flooding.

The closest accessible routes to the Central Railway Station are via the Helsinki University or Kamppi Metro Stations. Cyclists and passengers traveling with prams or wheelchairs should use these stations.

Accessible routes for those traveling to/from the Central Railway Station:

To the east: Trams 3, 6, 6T, 7 or 9 from Kaivokatu (i.e. in front of the station) to the Helsinki University or Hakaniemi Metro Stations.

To the west, i.e. to Espoo: Trams 7 and 9 from Kaivokatu (i.e. in front of the station) to tram stops on Simonkatu or Kampintori, from where you can continue to the Kamppi Metro Station.

Weekends news

On weekend, the metro operates as usual but the trains do not stop at the Central Railway Station. According to HKL, the Central Railway Station Metro Station will remain closed until further notice. The station is closed due to water damage on Friday 23 August. HSL will notify passengers of the reopening of the station

For passengers traveling to/from the Central Railway Station:

From the Central Railway Station to Helsinki University Metro Station (to the east): Buses from the Central Railway Station to Hakaniemi, where you can change to the metro, or tram 3,7 and 9 from Kaivokatu (i.e. in front of the station) to Helsinki University or Hakaniemi Metro Stations. Alternatively, you can walk to the Helsinki University Metro Station (about 450 meters)

From the Central Railway Station to Kamppi Metro Station (to the west): Trams 7 and 9 from Kaivokatu (i.e. in front of the station) to Kampintori. Alternatively, you can walk (about 550 meters)

Buses 20, 21 and 21B to Lauttasaari operate as usual on Saturday 24 August. In other words, e.g. bus 21 goes to Eira.

Helsinki Region Transport

Friday¨s news August 23rd

The metro is currently not running between Ruoholahti and Helsinki University. The metro runs between Matinkylä and Lauttasaari and between Helsinki University and Mellunmäki/Vuosaari but the headways are irregular and there may be cancellations.

The metro service is replaced by buses 20 and 21 serving Lauttasaari, which temporarily run to the Kamppi terminal directly along Porkkalankatu. The buses do not serve Bulevardi and Eira.

Passengers coming from the west: Get off at Lauttasaari station and take bus 21 or 21, which go to the Kamppi bus terminal. From Kamppi, you can continue by foot or by trams 7 and 9 to the Helsinki University metro station or to Hakaniemi.

Passengers coming from the east: Get off at the Helsinki University metro station and continue by tram 7 or 9 o Kamppi. From Kamppi, you can continue by bus 21 or 21 (bays 52 and 53) to Lauttasaari, where you can change to the metro.

The disruption is due to flooding in the mechanical room at the Central Railway Station metro station following the heavy rain. The fire department is pumping water out of the premises.

Metro updates on HSL Twitter account


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