A consortium established by Destia Oy and Metrostav a.s. will realise the excavation contract of Espoonlahti station and the rail tunnels. The excavation contract for the station and rail tunnels started in May 2016 and will be completed in October 2018.

Rail tunnels to the east and west have been excavated, as well as the depot connection. The final reinforcements of the rail tunnels have also been carried out. The excavation and reinforcement of the Espoonlahdentori entrances have been completed.

Excavation is ongoing at the Solmutori entrance, where excavation and reinforcement work began at the end of April. This work will last until October 2018.

The construction work for the Espoonlahti station and the railway tunnels will begin in 2018.

The new Lippulaiva shopping center is being built close to the metro

In addition to Länsimetro, other parties are also operating close to the Espoonlahti construction site – Citycon has decided to invest in the development of the Lippulaiva shopping centre. The plan is to demolish the present shopping centre and replace it with a new Lippulaiva shopping centre, twice as large as the present one.

Further information on construction of the Lippulaiva shopping centre

Espoo’s website contains information on other developments in the area

Site contact information:

Hotline for the site: 040 637 5377
Project Manager Rami Tuovinen, Destia Oy, rami.tuovinen(at)
Site address: Tähystäjänkatu 4, Espoo (see picture)

What are shafts and how are they excavated? Further information on shaft buildings.

Working hours as determined by the Finnish Environment Institute

The construction site and blasted rock transportation route at Espoonlahti