Lemminkäinen has won the Finnoo station and rail line excavation contract

Lemminkäinen Infra Oy has won the Finnoo station and rail line excavation contract. Work begins in March 2016, and the contract is due for completion in October 2017. The total contract price is approximately EUR 36 million. In addition to the excavation of Finnoo station and rail tunnels, the contract covers the excavation of a new wastewater tunnel. All in all, 1,380 metres of new metro line and 771 metres of drain tunnels will be excavated.

– The excavation of Soukka and Kivenlahti stations and rail line is in progress. Excavation work is about to begin in Kaitaa and Finnoo and at the underground metro depot in Sammalvuori. Work in Espoonlahti will start later in the spring, says Matti Kokkinen, CEO of Länsimetro Oy.

The section from Matinkylä to Kivenlahti will be seven kilometres long and include the new stations of Finnoo, Kaitaa, Soukka, Espoonlahti and Kivenlahti. In addition, an underground metro depot will be constructed at Sammalvuori. The stretch will be opened to traffic in 2020. Traffic to Matinkylä will begin on 15 August 2016.

Further information:
Matti Kokkinen, CEO, Länsimetro Oy, tel. +358 50 347 1558, matti.kokkinen@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 Ruoholahti–Matinkylä section will open to the public in August 2016. Construction of the Matinkylä–Kivenlahti section is under way. This stretch will be completed in 2020.