The Espoonlahti metro station opened on Saturday 3 December 2022, when metro traffic on the Matinkylä–Kivenlahti section started up. The Espoonlahti metro station construction contract was implemented by SRV Oy.
ALA-Architects is responsible for the architectural design of the station. The colours, lights and materials of the nearby indoor swimming pool are reflected in the Espoonlahti metro station. The chrome finishes mimic the colours and light reflections of water, the ceramic tiles give a white glow, the bright white light lights up the station platform, and the familiar colours of swimming pool lane floats are reflected in the doors of the platform area. The metro platform features Hans Rosenström’s light and sound installation ”Varjot veden pinnalla” (Shadows on the water).
The Espoonlahti metro station is located in connection with the shopping centre Lippulaiva. Both of the station’s entrances are inside the shopping centre. From both ends of the platform, there is direct lift and escalator access to Lippulaiva, and from there to Espoonlahti. The address of Lippulaiva shopping centre is Espoonlahdenkatu 8.
The Espoonlahti bus terminal is located in the immediate vicinity of the western entrance.
The station and entrances are wheelchair-accessible.
HSL’s web page
HSL is responsible for planning and acquiring public transport for its operating area.
On HSL’s web page Metro to Kivenlahti, you can find more information about the new metro section, the locations of entrances and bus stops, park and ride spaces and the feeder network route.
Espoonlahti as an area in Espoo
Along with the metro, the urban landscape in Espoonlahti will densify. The population of the Espoonlahti area is expected to increase by 12,000 new residents by 2050. Besides housing, public squares and access routes are also being built. The new shopping centre Lippulaiva was opened in spring 2022.