Urheilupuisto station tested – authority inspections begin in June

The joint test runs of the Urheilupuisto station have been completed successfully.

Tests will be carried out in Niittykumpu and Matinkylä to ensure that the systems function together in eleven fire scenarios in the lift lobby, ticket hall, platform and various parts of the rail tunnel. The tests concerning power cuts and flooding have already been completed successfully.

There has been close cooperation with various authorities throughout, and June marks the beginning of the authority inspections. Preparations are also under way for handing over the stations and the rail to HKL.

According to current estimates, metro services could start in September. Bus traffic would change to feeder network routes and a schedule in mid-August at the earliest. Until then the South Espoo and Lauttasaari buses will operate on the current routes alongside the metro service.​ The decision when metro services begin will be made by HSL.