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Tram lines 7, 8 and 9 to be extended in Jätkäsaari

31 Jul 2019, 20:51 ( 4 Months ago)

DF Report
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The Helsinki tram network will be expanding in Jätkäsaari with new tracks from Atlantinkatu to the West Terminal. 

The final stops of tram lines 7, 8 and 9 will be moved to new locations,said the City of Helsinki in a bulletin.

In the first stage of the tram network expansion, new tracks will be built on Atlantinkatu from Länsisatamankatu in the north to Tyynenmerenkatu in the south. In the second and third stages, circles for trams to turn around will be built, one near Bunkkeri and another one at Tahitinkatu on Atlantinkatu.

Construction begins in the summer of 2019, and the new network section on Atlantinkatu is scheduled to go into service around yearend 2021. The Bunkkeri circle will go into service in 2022 and the Atlantinkatu circle in 2023.

The total project cost for the tram network expansion is 9.82 million euros. The Helsinki City Board approved project plans for the expansion in June 2019.