The contract for Kaitaa station and rail line excavation works has been awarded to SRV Infra Oy. The works will commence in April 2016 and are due to be completed by the end of 2017. The total value of the contract is approximately EUR 32 million. The contract covers excavation works at Kaitaa metro station, 1,600 metres of parallel tunnels, three separate shafts connected to the station, and exit shafts on Hyljetie and Riilahdentie.
– “Excavation works are already under way at Soukka, Kivenlahti and Finnoo stations and the rail line between them. Just over one kilometre of the 14-kilometre tunnel has been excavated so far. Excavation of the Sammalvuori underground depot and works in Espoonlahti will begin later in the spring”, says Länsimetro Oy’s CEO Matti Kokkinen.
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 depot will be constructed at Sammalvuori. The line will open in 2020. Trains to Matinkylä will operate from 15 August 2016.
Matti Kokkinen, CEO, Länsimetro Oy, tel. +358 50 347 1558, matti.kokkinen(at)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.