HSL announced on 10 November that the Ruoholahti-Matinkylä section will be opened for passenger traffic on Saturday 18 November.
When traffic starts, HKL will be responsible for operation as well as the servicing and maintenance of the track and stations. Länsimetro will retain ownership of eight stations and the track.
A total of 20,474 workers, hundreds of designers and other experts participated in the construction. Länsimetro thanks everyone involved in the project.
Excavations began from Ruoholahti in 2009.