Board of Länsimetro Oy, summary of decisions 13 April 2017


The situational picture of the commissioning of the first phase of the West Metro between Ruoholahti and Matinkylä was presented to the Board of Länsimetro Oy at the meeting held on 13 April. In addition to testing, the project has been suspended for the finalisation of fire engineering issues, which require special fire inspections by the Department for Rescue Services, and acceptance inspections by the building authorities of Helsinki and Espoo. After these, the metro line and stations will be handed over to HKL.

The membership of the HKL-Länsimetro partnership working groups was presented to the Board.    Ville Saksi of Länsimetro Oy, (Chairman), Arja Hyppänen of Espoo, Ville Lehmuskoski of HKL and Yrjö Judström of HKL (secretary to the Steering Group) will serve on the Steering Group. The group will coordinate cooperation between HKL and Länsimetro when metro traffic begins running.

An operating model for the company’s financial monitoring was presented to the Board. Under the leadership of the new CFO, Matias Johansson, financial monitoring will focus on timeliness and the reliability of reporting.

The Managing Director will report to the Board on the development of project management and progress with recruitment.

The Board decided that the report it had commissioned would not be published at this stage, but would be made available for a special audit commissioned by the owners.

The next Board meeting will be held on 26 April 2017.

Further information:

Ville Saksi, Managing Director, Länsimetro Oy, tel. +358 (0)40 823 2086

Olli Isotalo, Chairman of the Board of Länsimetro Oy, tel. +358 (0)50 593 3359

Media contacts: Satu Linkola,Communications Director, tel. +358 (0)46 877 3392