The Tapiola metro station opened on Saturday 18 November 2017, when metro traffic on the Ruoholahti–Matinkylä section started up. The Tapiola metro station construction contract was implemented by Lemminkäinen Infra Oy.
The platform area ceiling has 108 light fixtures that act as acoustic dampers. The lamps have several functions, from dampening the acoustic environment of the metro line’s only two-storied station to providing lighting and housing technical services, such as sprinklers and loudspeakers. Their load-bearing structure consists of a fibreglass shade made of fire-resistant resin that is coated on both sides with fire-resistant acoustic foam. The bottom edge of the lampshade is skirted with a LED band that illuminates its interior surface. Sixteen of the lampshades contain loudspeakers, and the geometrical design of the shades directs and delimits the direction of the sound and enhances the audibility of announcements. Each of the lights also contains a sprinkler nozzle.
At the station platform, commuters are greeted by the sculpture “Emma leaves a trace” by Kim Simonsson. The Tapiola metro station was designed by APRT Arkkitehtityöhuone Artto Palo Rossi Tikka Oy.
The Tapiola metro station is situated in the heart of the Tapiola area. It is located under Merituulentie. Its official street address is Merituulentie 1.
The metro is directly connected to the AINOA shopping centre. Located a short distance from the metro station are the Exhibition Centre WeeGee, the EMMA museum, Tapiola Sinfonietta and Espoo City Theatre.
The Tapiola metro station is an important feeder traffic hub. A bus terminal operates in connection with the station.
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 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.
Tapiola as an area in Espoo
Tapiola is a vivid urban centre of art, culture, sports and services. With the introduction of the metro, flats for more than 2,000 new residents will be built in Tapiola, and the area’s population is expected to grow to approximately 15,000 by 2050.