Summary of Länsimetro’s meeting of the Board of Directors on 18 February 2021

The Project Manager submitted a status report on the construction and cost monitoring of the Matinkylä–Kivenlahti section to the Board through the war room’s monitoring view. Construction is progressing in line with the project plan’s risk-assessed schedule and budget.

The CEO presented the general plan for developing the metro’s capacity and reliability. The general plan, which was completed in December 2020, presents ways to increase commuter capacity. The general plan was drawn up by HKL, HSL, Länsimetro Oy and the City of Espoo. It outlines how the metro’s capacity can be developed in different scenarios and how the metro’s reliability can be improved. One key measure for improving the metro’s commuter capacity is to shorten headways between the trains.

More information is available on the City of Helsinki’s website: Metron matkustajamäärät kasvavat – kuljetuskapasiteettia parannetaan | Helsingin kaupunki (in Finnish).

General plan: metron_kapasiteetin_yleissuunnitelma.pdf ( (in Finnish).

The CEO presented the situation concerning renewing the co-operation agreement between Länsimetro and HKL. The co-operation agreement between Länsimetro and HKL that was updated on 27 November 2019 is valid until the Matinkylä–Kivenlahti section is open to the public. Follow-up negotiations on the agreement have begun, and the agreement group meets regularly. The goal is to conclude the agreement in the course of 2021. As agreed, HKL reports to Länsimetro Oy on the use of the Ruoholahti–Matinkylä section rail line and stations, and on the related service and maintenance tasks.

The CEO presented the coronavirus situation on the worksites. The incidence of new virus infections on the worksites of the Matinkylä–Kivenlahti section has eased, and all worksites are currently open.

Länsimetro Oy’s CFO presented the cost monitoring for the Matinkylä-Kivenlahti section and the schedule for Länsimetro Oy’s financial statements. The plan is for the financial statements to be addressed by the City Group Divisions in April, in which case the Annual General Meeting could be held in May. Construction is progressing in line with the project plan’s budget.

The CEO presented the realisation of the project’s targets in 2020.

The next meeting of the Board of Directors will be held on 25 March 2021.

Further information:

Olli Isotalo, Chairman of the Board of Länsimetro Oy, tel. +358 (0)50 593 3359

Ville Saksi, CEO, Länsimetro Oy, tel. +358 (0)40 823 2086

Media contacts: Satu Linkola, Communications Director, tel. +358 (0)46 877 3392