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New Pasila station opens on Oct 17
Published : 12 Oct 2019, 00:00
The new Pasila station will open for passengers on October 17, simultaneously with Tripla shopping mall.
For the passengers, it means changes in the station’s routes and better services, said a press release of the City of Helsinki.
The new station is situated where the old Pasila station used to be, and the route to eastern Pasila, Ratapihantie and Pasila bridge is similar to the route as it was before the demolition of the old station in 2017.
The temporary Pasila station will remain in use all through Thursday 17 October, but operations there will discontinue on Thursday night. Thereafter, only the new Pasila station will be in use. The underpass north of the station will remain open just as it has been until now.
With the opening of the new railway station and the new public transport terminus, Pasila will turn into an increasingly important traffic node and the most important transit location for public transport. The growing passenger flows will be able to pass in a smoother manner, as it will be possible to transfer by foot to a tram or a bus straight from the train. In addition, buses 23, 50, 59, 500, 510, 506, and 518 will stop there.
The traffic changes will be complemented on 21 October Monday as the routes of express bus lines 500 and 510 will be altered and as the terminal point of tramlines 2 and 7 will be relocated from western Pasila to Pasila station. Moreover, Pasila station will start using the new track number 11, where the P trains that run via Myyrmäki to the airport will stop, as will the A trains to Leppävaara.
As of 17 October, Veturitie will be the main passage for bikers going from north to south, and vice versa. As for bike parking, the situation will change drastically in the vicinity of the station, as Tripla has several parking lots for bikes, all in all for 3,400 bikes, both in heated spaces and in outside spaces.