Länsimetro Oy is a limited liability company that is jointly owned by the cities of Espoo and Helsinki. Länsimetro Oy is the owner of the modern metro infrastructure that will stand the test of time. The Helsinki region’s metro line is the backbone of public transport from west to east. Read more about Länsimetro’s metro stations and metro infrastructure.
Länsimetro Oy as part of the Helsinki region’s public transport network
Länsimetro Oy’s task is to own and develop the metro system, tracks and stations from Ruoholahti westwards. Länsimetro is the expert organization of metro infrastucture owning and developing . Together with its partners in public transport network, Länsimetro ensures that the metro infrastructure it owns remains functional and safe well into the future. The partner are the owner cities Espoo and Helsinki, Metropolitan Area Transport Ltd, Helsinki City Transport (HKL) and HSL (Helsinki Region Transport).
Responsibility for managing and maintaining the West Metro stations and rail line has been agreed on in a co-operation agreement between Länsimetro Oy, Metropolitan Area Transport Ltd and Helsinki City Transport (HKL). Metropolitan Area Transport Ltd provides most of the maintenance services, is responsible for servicing and maintaining Länsimetro Oy’s metro stations and rail line, and also reports on these activities to Länsimetro Oy. HKL provides some of the services in the co-operation agreement. The joint local authority HSL, which plans and procures transport services, is responsible for the public transport timetables.
HSL (Helsinki Region Transport) plans and procures public transport in its operating area, 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 inspection.
Metropolitan Area Transport Ltd manages the public transport infrastructure in Helsinki. Metropolitan Area Transport Ltd is responsible for developing and maintaining the public transport system as a whole. Metropolitan Area Transport Ltd is responsible for metro traffic and owns the metro train fleet. Metropolitan Area Transport Ltd provides most of the maintenance services, is responsible for servicing and maintaining Länsimetro Oy’s metro stations and rail line, and also reports on these activities to Länsimetro Oy.
Development of the metro continues
Länsimetro Oy has been responsible for the overall construction in accordance with the project plan, first from Ruoholahti to Matinkylä, and then for the second phase of construction, from Matinkylä to Kivenlahti. As part of the Matinkylä–Kivenlahti project plan, Länsimetro Oy has construction work currently under way, including the Kivenlahti station’s western entrance, the Kaitaa parking facility and Finnoo’s and Soukka’s Park & Ride facilities
The neighbourhoods along the metro rail line are being developed. Länsimetro participates with its expertise in the changes and development taking place in the urban environment.
Länsimetro Oy is part of a project to improve the metro’s capacity and reliability (the METKA project). Read more about the project