The Board of Länsimetro Oy decided that management of the stations, shafts, track and building services systems of the Ruoholahti to Matinkylä will be handed over to Helsinki City Transport (HKL) at the beginning of September 2017. Following this, HKL will begin preparatory work for the initiation of traffic. HKL will decide on when traffic will begin running.
The Board approved an agreement with the City of Espoo’s Technical and Environmental Services on the management and maintenance of external areas for phase one of the metro in the Espoo city area.
Progress with the Matinkylä-Kivenlahti line, belonging to the second phase of the project, was presented to the Board. The excavations on this section are progressing as planned.
Hannu Mikola (main design, architecture) presented the architectural design principles, the location of stations and shafts in the urban environment, and visual representations of stations related to phase two of the West Metro, Matinkylä-Kivenlahti .
The Chief Financial Officer of Länsimetro Oy presented the company’s financial situation to the Board.
The next meeting will be held on 9 September.
Ville Saksi, CEO, 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