Metro traffic in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area is set to continue from Ruoholahti to Matinkylä in Espoo via Lauttasaari. Upon completion the west metro will transport over 100,000 passengers every day. Providing employment for thousands, Finland's largest infrastructure project comprises, for example, eight new stations, two tunnels each nearly 14 kilometres in length and the removal of around three million cubic metres of blasted rock.
The west metro project has a tailor-made monitoring system that can be used by residents to monitor the progress of work in the project. The service shows the entire metro route including access tunnels, stations and the location of vertical shafts. The map contains up-to-date information on how far the ends of the tunnels reach at any given time.
You can obtain access to the service by clicking on the image above.
The Länsimetro office is open to the public Mon-Fri 10-13. The address is Tapiontori 3 A, next to the Tapiola tower in Espoo.