Rescue services’ safety drill along the Matinkylä–Kivenlahti section on 3 December

Länsi-Uusimaa Rescue Department is planning a safety drill along the West Metro rail line at Hyljetie 6 from 9.30 am on Monday, 3 December. The drill will take approximately two hours.

The aim of the safety drill is to practise evacuating the tunnels and to test the effectiveness of rescue services’, Länsimetro’s and the contractor’s joint procedures. The drill will be the twelfth safety drill along the Matinkylä–Kivenlahti section and the 45th during the entire West Metro project.

The participants will include Länsi-Uusimaa Rescue Department, the contractor, Graniittirakennus Kallio Oy, and the West Metro project team. The drill scenario will be a fire in a tunnel between Matinkylä and Finnoo. Artificial smoke will be used during the drill, which may drift out of the tunnel via the shaft on Suomenlahdentie. The smoke is harmless, and sightings of it do not need to be reported to emergency services.

The public are advised to avoid the area if possible.

Further information on the drill:

Juhan-Petteri Laakso, Fire Foreman, Länsi-Uusimaa Rescue Department, tel. +358 (0)40 532 7334,

Satu Linkola, Communications Director, West Metro, tel. +358 (0)46 877 3392,