The excavation for the Kaitaa metro station and rail tunnels will begin soon, with SRV Infra Oy as the excavation contractor. The work will begin immediately after the completion of the excavation of the access tunnel in early April. The excavation will include the Kaitaa metro station, 1,600 metres of parallel tunnels, three separate shafts connected to the station and the Hyljetie and Riilahdentie exit shafts.
Working hours at the site, as determined by the Espoo Environment Department, 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 end of 2017. The monitoring 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 Kaitaa School (Iivisniementie 1) on 5 March at 18.00–19.00, explaining about the project, building site arrangements and excavation.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Worksite hotline SRV Infra Oy, tel. +358 400 459 827
Site Manager Risto Hast
Länsimetro feedback phone number (Mon–Fri 9.00–15.00), tel. +358 50 377 3700