The contract for the Espoonlahti station and rail line excavation works has been awarded to a consortium established by Finnish company Destia Ltd and Czech company Metrostav a.s. The works will commence in April 2016 and are due for completion at the beginning of 2018. The total value of the contract is approximately EUR 31.5 million. The excavation will include the Espoonlahti metro station, 1,470 metres of parallel tunnels, two exit shafts and the shafts connected to the station in the area of the present shopping centre.
“Excavation works are already under way at Kivenlahti, Soukka, Kaitaa and Finnoo stations and the rail line between them. Approximately 1.2 kilometres of the 14-kilometre tunnel has been excavated so far. Excavation of the Sammalvuori underground depot 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. 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)ansimetro.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.