Länsimetro is building the Kaitaa metro station, which includes the Kaitaantie entrance and the Iivisniemenkallio entrance option. The construction contract is being implemented by the consortium of YIT Rakennus Oy and Are Oy. The construction project will be complete once the Matinkylä–Kivenlahti section is handed over to the traffic operator HKL in 2023. Additional information about the schedule for the entire project can be found in the Construction section of the website.

Contact information for the Kaitaa station construction contract:

The address of the worksite base is: Kaitaantie 3, Espoo

Direct phone line to the worksite: +358 (0)50 539 3208

YIT-ARE contact person: ari.larikka(at)yit.fi

Other worksite addresses:

Kaitaa service tunnel: Kaitaantie 4, 02260 Espoo

Kaitaantie entrance: Kaitaantie 6, 02260 Espoo

Iivisniementie technical shaft: Iivisniemenkatu 5, 02260 Espoo

Iivisniemenkallio entrance: Hannuskallio 5, 02260 Espoo

Further information about the worksite:

Länsimetro’s feedback line (Mon–Fri, 9 am to 1 pm): +358 (0)50 377 3700

Hours of operation specified by the Finnish Environment Institute (PDF, in Finnish)

The construction contract for the Kaitaa station started in October 2018, and the excavation contract for the station and the rail tunnels was completed in March 2018. Concrete casting and prefabricated element installations at the Kaitaa metro station were completed at the end of 2019. The station is currently being painted, the floors are being finished and HVAC and electricity work, among other things, is being carried out. The concrete foundation work and installation of prefabricated elements for the aboveground entrance buildings have begun.

Go to the image bank (Flickr) to see what the worksite looks like and how the construction is progressing. We will update the photos as the work progresses. Be sure to also check out the architecture and art in the Kaitaa metro station.

The metro tunnel shafts are located at intervals of approximately 600 metres and extend to ground level. They serve as an emergency exit, a smoke vent, a pressure equalisation system and a ventilation system. The stations have their own shafts. Read more about the shafts.

The metro is being built on residents’ and nature’s terms – read more.