More than one third of the West Metro tunnels excavated

The excavation work on the West Metro is progressing at a rate of more than 1 km per month. The West Metro will be 28 km long and will run entirely underground; more than 10 km, or 35%, of this has already been excavated: 71% of the tunnelling on the Helsinki side and 23% on the Espoo side has been completed.

“We are now working on the tunnels over the entire length of the route, and the project is on schedule. We have almost completed the tunnels under the sea at Lauttasaarensalmi, with less than 20 m to go to reach the opposite shore,” says Matti Kokkinen, CEO of West Metro.

The tunnel excavations will be ready in 2013. The first station contracts will be launched in the current year. Once the stations are built, the track will be laid, and then the guidance system will be installed and tested. The West Metro will be fully completed at the end of 2015.

More information

Länsimetro, CEO Matti Kokkinen, tel. 050 347 1558, matti.kokkinen(at)