At its meeting on 29 September 2014, the City Council of Espoo decided to issue an absolute guarantee for the loans that finance the City of Espoo’s share in the construction of the West Metro line Matinkylä-Kivenlahti. At the same time, it was decided that Länsimetro Oy shall be responsible for the line’s construction.
Construction will begin with the excavation of work tunnels for Finnoo Station and the Sammalvuori depot in late October or early November 2014. Work will begin in November in Kivenlahti and Espoonlahti, and in December in Soukka and Kaitaa. The seven-kilometre Matinkylä-Kivenlahti stretch of the underground line will include five new stations: Finnoo, Kaitaa, Soukka, Espoonlahti and Kivenlahti. In addition, an underground metro depot will be constructed in Sammalvuori.
The entire line from Matinkylä to Kivenlahti will be completed in 2020 at the earliest. The Ruoholahti-Matinkylä stretch of the line will be completed in late 2015 and open for traffic in the autumn of 2016.
Briefings will be held for residents in Soukka School (Soukankuja 5) on Tuesday 7 October, 6.00 p.m., and in Kaitaa School (Iivisniementie 1) on Thursday 9 October, 6.00 p.m. The schedule, work stages and progress of the entire project will be presented at these events. In addition, separate briefings for residents will be held in the vicinity of each station and at the Sammalvuori depot as excavation of these areas begins.
For the time being, the web site of the Matinkylä-Kivenlahti line is located at www.lansimetronjatke.fi. The web site will be transferred to www.lansimetro.fi at a later date.
Länsimetro Oy, CEO Matti Kokkinen, tel. +358 50 347 1558, matti.kokkinen(at)lansimetro.fi
Länsimetro Oy is a company jointly owned by the Cities of Espoo and Helsinki, tasked with building the West Metro underground line. The aim is to complete construction of the Ruoholahti-Matinkylä stretch by the end of 2015. Construction of the Matinkylä-Kivenlahti stretch will begin in the autumn of 2014. This stretch will be completed in 2020 at the earliest.