Construction

The second phase from Matinkylä to Kivenlahti is undergoing excavation work. Excavation work is now approximately 99% complete.

Passenger traffic commenced with the West Metro’s first phase to Matinkylä on 18 November 2017.  Länsimetro Oy handed over the stations and rail line to HKL on 3 October. The rail line, its technical systems and the eight stations remain in the ownership of Länsimetro Oy. HKL shall report to Länsimetro Oy on the use of the rail line, stations and related service and maintenance tasks as agreed. Additional information: This is how the first phase was built.

The construction of the Matinkylä–Kivenlahti section is discussed in more detail in the Worksite areas section. The project plan for phase two is being inspected by the owner, i.e. the city of Espoo. The original project plan was completed in 2012, during excavation work in the first phase. Construction of the second phase started in 2014.