Work begins on Espoonlahti station

The construction works of the West Metro Espoonlahti station will begin in December 2018. The contract is being undertaken by  SRV.

The contract includes the construction of Espoonlahti underground metro service tunnel, its entrances on Espoonlahdentori and Solmutori, a bus terminal adjoining the Lippulaiva shopping centre and a service tunnel and connecting tunnels to the station.

The first step is to set up a base for the works at Tähystäjänkatu 4. The construction of the station begins with the platform level’s framework, consisting of concrete walls, pillars and arches. The framework construction begins from the bottom up, advancing floor by floor towards the surface.

During construction, there will be an increase in construction traffic around the mouths of the shafts and access tunnels. Otherwise, construction will cause no major changes in the surrounding environment.

During the construction phase, quiet work may be done around the clock, but noisy work may be done according to the noise permit issued by the Espoo Environment Agency:

  • between 7 am and 6 pm from Monday to Friday
  • between 6 pm and 10 pm from Monday to Friday and between 9 am and 6 pm on Saturdays, provided that the resulting noise levels in nearby residential properties do not exceed 35 dB

The West Metro’s Matinkylä–Kivenlahti section is due to be built between 2019 and 2022. The building phase will include five stations, the track and the Sammalvuori depot, as well as the installation of various systems. Work will be handed over by the contractors in 2022– 2023, followed by joint use tests and official inspections. The operator, Helsinki City Transport, will take over the stations and the track in 2023 in preparation for launching passenger transport.

We will tell you more about the Espoonlahti construction project in a resident event on Monday, 10 December 2018 at 17.30-18.30 at Espoonlahti Church (Kipparinkatu 8). Welcome!

Further information:

West Metro feedback phone number (Mon–Fri, 9 am – 3 pm): +358 50 377 3700

SRV contact person: Project Manager  Juho Varelius, juho.varelius(at)

Contractor on-duty phone line (24/7): +358 40 637 5377