The Helsinki City Rescue Department and the Länsi-Uusimaa Department for Rescue Services prepare for the launch of metro traffic in August 2016 by holding rescue exercises at metro stations from May to July.
The exercise dates are:
Aalto University 10, 12, 17, 19, 24 and 26 May
Keilaniemi 31 May, and 1, 2, 3, 8 and 10 June
Koivusaari daily 20–23 June
Lauttasaari daily 11–14 July
The exercises employ artificial smoke which may also be visible above ground.
The exercises will not cause interruption to traffic in the area around the stations. Traffic will be directed locally as necessary.
The public are requested as far as possible to avoid the area where the exercise is taking place.
For further information on the exercise, please contact:
Heikki Kervinen, Fire Chief, Länsi-Uusimaa Department for Rescue Services,
tel. +358 50 469 0820
Jani Pitkänen, Fire Chief, Helsinki City Rescue Department,
tel. +358 50 433 6905
Satu Linkola, Communications Manager, Länsimetro Oy, tel. +358 46 877 3392