Information for the media

Construction continues on the second phase

Länsimetro Oy is tasked with the construction of the West Metro from Ruoholahti to Kivenlahti. The company is owned jointly by the City of Helsinki and City of Espoo. Passenger traffic on the first phase from Ruoholahti to Matinkylä began in November 2017. On the Matinkylä-Kivenlahti section, construction is under way for five new stations, seven kilometres of rail line in two parallel tunnels, and an underground metro depot in Sammalvuori.

Länsimetro Oy owns the stations and rail line of the Ruoholahti-Matinkylä section. Metropolitan Area Transport Ltd is responsible for the metro service and the maintenance and repair of the West Metro stations. HSL (Helsinki Region Transport) plans and procures the public transport, approves its fare and ticketing systems and ticket prices, is responsible for its marketing and travel advice, organises ticket sales and is responsible for ticket inspections.

We invite you to learn more about the project.

Media contacts:

Communications Director, Satu Linkola, (media relations and resident communications),
tel. +358 (0)46 877 3392, satu.linkola(at)