The excavation for the Espoonlahti metro station and rail tunnels will begin soon, with a consortium established by Finnish company Destia Ltd and Czech company Metrostav a.s. as the excavation contractor. The consortium’s earlier contracts on Länsimetro’s Ruoholahti–Matinkylä section include the access tunnels of Lauttasaari and Koivusaari and a rail tunnel in Karhusaari. The works will commence in April. The excavation will include the Espoonlanti metro station, 1,470 metres of parallel tunnels, two exit shafts and the shafts connected to the station in the area of the present Lippulaiva shopping centre.
In connection with the project, part of Lippulaiva’s underground car park will be demolished. Before the demolition, the car park’s car washing area will be relocated. Furthermore, alterations will be made in Lippulaiva’s western yard area based on the shopping centre’s goods delivery needs.
Working hours at the site, as determined by the Espoo Environment Institute, are as follows:
Earthwork and open excavation
• Mon–Fri 7.00–18.00 (and if no disturbance is caused to people indoors, also 18.00–22.00 and Sat 9.00–18.00)
Tunnel excavation (grout hole drilling, drilling, scaling)
• Mon–Fri 7.00–18.00 (and if no disturbance is caused to people indoors, also 18.00–7.00 and weekends and mid-week holidays)
Blasting in the tunnel
• Mon–Fri 7.00–22.00 and Sat 9.00–18.00
Loading of excavated rock and transportation
• Mon–Fri 7.00–22.00 and weekends 9.00–22.00 (and if no disturbance is caused to people indoors, also Mon–Fri 22.00–7.00 and weekends and mid-week holidays)
Excavation is estimated to continue until the beginning of 2018. The Follow-up-service available on the Länsimetro website shows the rail line and the location of stations and emergency exit shafts. You can also monitor the progress of excavation work at the service.
A briefing for residents will be held at the auditorium of Storängens skola (Espoonlahdentie 10) on 25 April at 18.00, explaining about the project, building site arrangements and excavation.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Worksite hotline Destia Oy, tel. +358 40 637 5377
Esa Juhantila, Project Manager, tel. +358 400 539 302
Länsimetro feedback phone number (Mon–Fri 9.00–15.00), tel. +358 50 377 3700