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Koivusaari metro station remains closed in summer for renovation

Published : 11 Feb 2020, 00:17

Updated : 11 Feb 2020, 09:26

  DF Report

Photo Source: Kuvio Oy/ Länsimetro.

The Koivusaari metro station’s floor will be re-laid at the platform level this summer due to cracks that have appeared in the mosaic concrete, said an official press release.

Although the cracks do not affect the usability of the station, it was decided that the repairs should be completed as soon as possible. For that reason, the surface structures of the platform-level floor will be re-laid between June 1 and August 5.

In order to ensure that the floor can be completed in as short a period as possible, the Koivusaari station will remain closed while the work is carried out. This also means that disruptions caused by the worksite will be concentrated in the summer season, when commuter volumes are the lowest.

The repair work will be carried out efficiently and safely so that the metro traffic passing through the station does not get disrupted and the duration of the work be as short as possible.

In 2019, the Koivusaari metro station had an average of 2,100 commuters per weekday. In July 2019, the average number of commuters was roughly 1,500 per weekday. Commuter volumes were smaller on weekends, both in summer and winter. The next metro station, Lauttasaari, had an average of 12,200 commuters per weekday, and that figure for July was 9,200.

During the floor repairs, HSL will provide additional bus transportation from Katajaharju and Isokaari areas to Lauttasaari metro station. Bus line 104, which travels from Lauttasaari metro station along Lauttasaarentie to Haukilahti, also serves commuters in the area. In Espoo’s Hanasaari, buses will also run along Länsiväylä during rush hours in the summertime. HSL will provide more information on the alternative connections during the spring on the website hsl.fi/koivusaari2020, and the information will be available in Reittiopas at a later date.

Koivusaari metro station was completed in 2016 and opened to the public in November 2017.